Looking for a quick recipe? I am always one for a quick home-cooked dish….simple, healthy and delicious. This Palm Sugar Chicken is one of them. It’s my first time trying it. I just thought kids would love this dish. My family loves it. This is one dish that you may want to cook ahead or cook more because it tastes even better the next day.
Palm sugar is widely available in Malaysia. Back home it’s called ‘gula Melaka‘. It gives beautiful flavour and colour. It is usually used in making desserts. You can get this in Asian supermarkets if you are living overseas. Get those that come in small logs in plastic bags. They usually come in 2 bigger logs in a bag or 9 small logs in a bag. I found that there are lots of this palm sugar overseas which are light in colour. I doubt their quality. I used once and they don’t taste that good.
I love to use star anise and cinnamon in cooking, too. They give a beautiful flavour when combined.
Here is my simple, quick and easy Palm Sugar Chicken recipe:
7 pieces chicken drumsticks
2 big onions (peeled and cut into pieces)
slices of ginger
2 small pieces of palm sugar
2 star anise
1 cinnamon stick
light soya sauce to season
Fry the big onions and ginger until fragrant in a frying pan. I used a wide based frying pan.
Add the chicken, spices and palm sugar with a cup of water. Cover and leave to boil under medium heat. Turn over the chicken half way through cooking. Add some soya sauce to season. Add more water if needed.
Test for doneness. It should take about 30 minutes or so. Taste and adjust seasoning by adding more soya sauce if you don’t like it so sweet. Try to get a balance of sweetness and saltiness. Kikkoman soya sauce is one of the best for seasoning.
This dish tastes even better the next day when the flavour develops. You can add tofu to cook together with the chicken if you like. I’m sure the tofu will taste just as delicious.
Have you ever tried cooking a meat dish with palm sugar? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.
Other chicken recipes that you may be interested in:
Delicious Malaysian Fried Chicken (Part 1)
Fast And Easy Malaysian Chicken Curry
Baked Chicken Curry
Cashew Nuts Chicken
Super Fast Chinese Roasted Chicken
Fried Korean Kimchi Chicken
Sour Plum Sauce Chicken
Quick Sour Plum Sauce Chicken
There are more chicken recipes at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com/recipes/
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