Step 1: Preparing the Chicken
1 chicken thighs or 3 chicken legs〈600g〉
white seasame oil 2T + black seasame oil 2T
Remove excess fat from chicken and cut into 2 inch pieces with a cleaver or a large knife.
10 peeled ginger slices, 8 cloves of garlic,
1 red chilli
2 scallion cut into 5~6cm
8T Chinese rice wine
4T Kikkoman dark Soy Sauce
2T Crystal sugar
Step 2: Cooking the Chicken
Blanch in boil water for 3 min and drain
Combine soy sauce, rice wine and sugar in a bowl. Set aside.
Heat oil over low heat and add two kinds of sesame oil. Stir-fry ginger to golden brown〈dry out & curl〉.
add garlic, chilli & scallion stir-fry until fragrant, then add the chicken pieces and stir-fry until lightly browned, about 3-4 minutes. Add the rice wine mixture. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. DO NOT add water!
Step 3: Serving the Chicken
open the lid, increase heat & reduce sauce to thicken.
heat an earthenware pot
pour chicken to the hot earthenware pot, add a few seasame oil, add basil with lid on for 10 sec and serve.
while boiling, the bone and skin will release the Collagen,thus will thicken the nsauce.
If the dish is salty to you, you can change the soy sauce into light soy sauce.
The golden ratio is: 8T Rice Wine, 4T Soy Sauce and 2T Sugar. or
4T Rice Wine+4T Chicken Stock~
note: T=tbsp; t=tsp