Braised Chicken in Pepper Gravy Recipe
(Nyonya Chicken Recipe)
|Ingredients: Serves 8|
1.5 kg (3 lbs) chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces
3 tablespoons light soy sauce
3 tablespoons thick soy sauce
1½ teaspoons ground white pepper
2¼ tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons cooking oil
5 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
375 ml (12 fl oz) water
1 scallion, cut into 2.5-cm (1-inch) lengths
1 red chili, thinly sliced
5 Chinese lettuce leaves
Marinate the chicken in soy sauce, pepper and sugar for an hour. Heat the cooking oil and sauté garlic until fragrant. Add the marinated chicken and fry for 3 minutes. Stir in the water and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes until the chicken is cooked and the gravy thickens. Garnish with scallion, red chili and Chinese lettuce.
Note: You can also deep-fry the chicken. Substitute chopped garlic with powdered garlic to marinate the chicken and omit the water.