Caramelised Asian Chicken

Jacob Leung

Ingredients:

Serves: 4

  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 3 small brown onions, sliced
  • 800g chicken thigh, cut into 3cm pieces
  • ½ cup kecap manis
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon mirin
  • 2 knobs ginger, julienned
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon quill
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper, ground
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five spice
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 1 fresh chilli, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seed oil
  • 2 bunches bok choy, quartered

Method:

  1. Place a wok or a large frypan over a high heat. Add the peanut oil and swirl around the wok until it just begins to smoke. Working quickly add the brown onions and toss until they begin to soften. Add the chicken and cook until golden on the outside.
  2. Add the kecap manis, soy sauce, mirin, ginger, star anise, cinnamon, black and white pepper, Chinese five spice and sugar. Reduce to a low heat and allow to gently simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Just before serving, submerge the bok choy in a pot of boiling water for 90 seconds. Strain and serve with the caramelised chicken.

Note: What the heck is Kecap Manis? Glad you asked! It’s a sweet Indonesian soy sauce available from good supermarkets or your Asian grocer.

Our friends at Wine Selectors suggest pairing this dish with a Grenache.

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