Friday, November 5, 2010

Braised Chicken with Squash

1 lb chicken pieces - chopped into pieces
1 acorn squash - cut into big chunks
2 dried chillies
2 slices ginger
1 shallot - sliced
3 cloves garlic - unpeeled and lightly mashed
2 star anise
4 cm cinnamon stick
1/4 cup water
1 tbsp cooking oil

1 tbsp oyster
1 tbsp sweet soy sauce paste
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp shaoxing wine


  1. Heat up a large pan under medium heat and fry the chicken pieces till they are browned.  Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  2. Add oil to the pan, fry the dried chillies, ginger and garlic till fragrant.  Add chicken pieces, star anise, cinnamon stick, sauce and water to the pan.
  3. Cover and let it simmer under medium low heat for 20 minutes.  Add squash and continue to simmer for another 15 minutes or until the ingredients are to desired softness.
  4. Ladle into a serving plate and serve warm.