Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Braised Chicken with Potatoes

This dish reminds me of childhood as my mom used to cook this very often for us. The chicken and potatoes are braised in dark soy sauce until soft and tender. With the thick rich sauce after long braising this dish goes really well with rice. I am going to do a series of my mom’s cooking here. Since some of my nieces already left home to further their studies oversea, they can always refer here if they wanted to make some home cooked dishes.


Half chicken
2 potatoes – peel and quartered
2 medium size carrots – peel and cut into chunks
1 small onion – quartered
4 slices of ginger
3 cloves garlic – chopped


2 cups water
2 tsp dark soy sauce
3 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp oyster sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp of cornstarch + 2 tbsp water

1. Clean chicken, remove skin and fats. Cut into bite size pieces
2. Heat up about 2 tbsp of oil in a wok; add in garlic, onion and ginger. Stir fry until fragrant and lightly brown.
3. Add in the chicken, spread it out on the wok and let it brown lightly on one side before stirring it. Continue to stir-fry until the chicken pieces no longer pink.
4. Add in the water, all the seasonings and bring it up to a boil. Add in the potatoes, carrots and turn the heat down to medium. Cover and let it braised until chicken cooks, potatoes and carrot soft.
5. Add in the cornstarch solutions, bring it up to boil and sauce thickens. Check seasonings. Dish out and serve with rice.


ann low said...

I love chicken and never get tired of eating chicken everyday. Mmm...your chicken dish looks so good to eat, I can eat it with extra rice too :)

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

we love this dish too..

~董夫人~ said...

I guess my son will love it very much... me too lah ...

Thanks for sharing.

I will cook this dish this week..

Yummy Bakes said...

My family love this dish too.

Tuty said...


This definitely will work too in crock pot.
Thanks for sharing the recipe

Shereen said...

My family pun ada this dish but with a slight twist.We use minced chicken/pork and we slice our potato nipis and bulat.
I'm excited to see your mom's dishes series...hehehe as I'm an old gal when it comes to food.You know my thoughts on modernize version of the old good traditional home-fare!

Anonymous said...

This reminds me of home so much. My mum is Malaysian and only she makes this at home, i never had this elsewhere in Singapore. I'm going to make it in Aus this weekend for my boyfriend, who is English. Thank you for sharing the recipe :) -ling

daphne said...

classic!!! I havent made this for ages! I love putting dried chilli in this dish too!

CaThY said...

wow, this looks so good. Thanks for sharing! ;)

Min said...

Gert, I received the apron today! Thanks a million, I really love it very much. I like this dish also, my mummy used to cook this last time, it's simple and yummy!

My Little Space said...

My mom version is a little different. She uses pork chop but I use chicken chop instead. :o) Thanks for taking me back to some good memories.
Have a lovely day.
Regards, Kristy

busygran said...

Oh my! Love this dish! This is a favourite with my grandsons. I love it with lots of onions.

Anonymous said...

I love to eat this too! We omit the dark soy sauce.

Pete said...

I love the soft potatoes in the chicken gravy...nice!

Little Corner of Mine said...

This is my childhood dish too as my mom cooked it often. I hardly cook this dish anymore.

Unknown said...

Looks like a great weeknight meal for the family.

Cuisine Paradise said...

This is one of my favourite childhood dish tooo :) Yummy!

Daisy o Carl said...

What Delicious recipes :D

Beachlover's Kitchen said...

this dish is my favorite comfort food! i can eat this chicken wt potato everyday!! but must with pepper!! haha!

ICook4Fun said...

Ann, yea chicken meat is the easiest to cook.

Sonia, typical our Hokkien dish :)

董夫人, hope you like this dish.

Yummy Bakes, I guess most family have have this dish in their home :)

Tuty, it take very little time to cook this dish. Not sure if it is suitable for crck pot.

Shereen, my mom too like to cook sliced potatoes with miced meat. Yea I am going to feature some of her cooking here so my niece kat Australia can refer to it.

Ling, hope you bf like this dish :)

ICook4Fun said...

Daphne, I will try putting some dried chilli in this dish the next time.

Cathy, you are welcome.

Min, glad that you like the apron.

Kristy, my mom used chicken for this dish. mmmm should try using pork chop the next time.

Busygran, yea the kids in our family love this dish too. Great with rice.

Fong, for us everything taste better with dark soy sauce :)

Pete, yea the potatoes in this dish absorbed all the flavor and they are good.

ICook4Fun said...

LCOM, hope you cook this dish for your family.

Jennifurla, yes it is.

Ellena, yea ours too :)

Daisy, thanks.

Lesley, yeap. Real comfort food.

Angie's Recipes said...

This looks satisfying and delectable!

Zoe said...

This is really a classic home-cooked dish. Yum!

mycookinghut said...

This is my all time favourite! :)

Alex said...

Oh my goodness! I was just thinking about cooking this dish because my mom used to cook it so often. It is exactly the same as what she did, except that she doesn't use oyster sauce and cornstarch! I'm surprised so many others have cooked this dish as my mom told me that she just 'made it up on her own' when I asked her about the recipe. Thank you for posting this!