Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Braised chicken with mushrooms and pork tendons

Original Recipe by Amy Beh

Preparing the Pork Tendon

Soak about 250-300g of pork tendons in clean water. Leave in the refrigerator overnight until they are plumped up.

Put the tendons into a pot. Add a stalk of spring onion, two slices ginger and a litre of water. Add a tablespoon of Shao Hsing wine (if preferred).

Bring to a boil then remove and rinse with water to cool. Drain in a colander before use.

Try this recipe.

400g free range chicken, chopped

5 dried Chinese mushrooms, soaked to soften

200g pre-soaked pork tendons

Spice (A)

2 slices liquorice (kam choe)

4 cloves

5 cm cinnamon stick

1 star anise

4 slices ginger

1.5 litres water


4 Tbsp light soy sauce

1 Tbsp oyster sauce

1 tsp thick soy sauce

1 tsp chicken stock granules


1 Tbsp cornflour mixed with 2 Tbsp water

Cook the spices and water in a pot. Bring to a boil. Add chicken and mushrooms. Bring to a boil then add combined seasoning. Reduce the heat and simmer (with pot covered) for 20 minutes.

Add pork tendons and continue to simmer until chicken meat is tender. Thicken with cornflour mixture.

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