Friday, August 29, 2014

Braised Chicken and Pumpkin with Peppercorn

6 chicken drumsticks - chopped into pieces
pumpkin - use half of it,  peeled and cut into large cubes
2 dried red chillies - seeds removed

3/4 tbsp szechuanese peppercorns
3 cloves garlic - minced
2 slices ginger
1 tbsp shaoxing wine
1 cup water.
vegetable oil

Marinade for chicken
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
sprinkle of pepper


  1. Heat up oil in a pan.  Brown chicken lightly. Set aside.
  2. With the remaining oil, add garlic and ginger and fry  till aromatic.Add peppercorns and fry till aromatic.
  3. Add chicken and shaoxing wine and do a quick stir fry.
  4. Add enough water to cover the chicken and bring to a boil.  Switch to low heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Add pumpkin and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  6. Ladle into serving bowl and serve warm with rice.

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