In the South Arm Community Kitchen, Jane Duo made a Chinese chicken dish. She calls it special chicken but I think it’s more proper to call ti Star Anise Chicken. We decided to make some Chinese food upon the request of Blanca and other non Chinese members. They specifically requested to learn how to stir fry bok choy which I will cover later.
This Star Anise Chicken is another very homey Chinese chicken dish. It is flavours with star anise, ginger, soy sauce and sugar.
- A whole chicken, cut into pieces or just drumsticks or wings.
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 inches ginger, sliced
- 4 star anise
- salt to taste
- soy sauce
- cooking wine
- sesame oil
Jane premarinated the chicken with some soy sauce, cooking wine and sesame oil.
|Slice and mince the ginger and garlic.|
|In a hot frying pan, add sugar.|
|Cook the sugar until it starts to caramelize.|
|Add the marinated chicken pieces excluding the marinates. The addition of chickens will stop the sugar from burning.|
|Stir fry the chicken until they are caramelized.|
|Add garlic, ginger and star anise.|
|Add the marinates and season with salt to taste.|
|Add enough water to just cover the chicken. So not add too much water as the chicken will release more juice, especially if it’s not free range chicken.|
|Let’s simmer until the chicken is tender, about 30 minutes. Skim off fats along the way.|
|Season with more soy sauce if needed.
Serve with steamed rice.
Jane Duo, thank you for sharing this homey chicken dish.