Monday, July 5, 2010

Chicken Stew

I adore the traditional way of preparing chicken stew. But, I do not have patience with the long hours of simmering. So, this is a short-cut in making a pot of chicken stew. It can be done is just 20 minutes! If you are looking for a healthy and balanced diet, this is a good dish to serve with rice.

Chicken Stew
Serves 3


Half of chicken breast, skinned and cubed
1 potato, peeled and cubed
half carrot, peeled and cubed
1 broccoli stem, cubed
5 dried shiitake mushroom, soaked, drained, stalk removed and quartered
2 baby corn, sliced horizontally
1 onion, peeled and diced
3 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped
1.5 tbsp of corn starch, mixed in 4 tbsp of water
1 liter of water
2 tbsp of cooking oil

2 tbsp of oyster sauce
1tbsp of light soy sauce
1 tbsp of sesame oil


1. Marinate chicken cubes with sesame oil and light sauce and leave aside.

2. Boil broccoli stem, baby corn, carrot and potato until soft. Dish out and leave aside. Retain 300ml of the water for use later.

3. Heat up oil in a wok. Saute garlic and onion until slightly brown.

4. Stir in chicken and fry until half cooked.

5. Add veggies and stir fry for 2 minutes.

6. Add oyster sauce.

7. Pour in 300ml water from step 2. Bring for a boil and leave it simmering for 2 minutes.

8. Add in corn starch mixture to thicken. Dish out and serve hot with rice.


Elin Chia said... simple and easy to prepare dishes...haha especially now hooked on dramas :p

Yours look better than my chicken stew. Will try your one day soon hahaha in 20 mins, I can jump for joy. Thanks for sharing this quick to fix chicken stew :) Daddy will surely love this !

xin said...

usually i will only add carrots, onions and potato and the stew would be nice already :D can add a little bit of the star (八角) and it will taste nice too !

ann low said...

Oh..really easy :) Bookmarked!

Rita said...

That looks great!Your blog is super attractive; I have so much to learn.

Priya Suresh said...

Beautiful and elegant stew, yummy..

Little Inbox said...

Elin, this is the short-cut way of a lazy bug like me, hehe...

Xin, yea. My last recipe is using chicken, potato, carrot and onion, but this round I add mushroom, broccoli stem and baby corn to beautify the colors. :)

Anncoo, hehe, feel free to give it a try!

Sage, thanks for dropping by again. Hope to see you more often.

Hi Priya, thanks. :D

SimpleGirl said...

another healthy dish from U...good with a bowl of rice

noobcook said...

anything short cut is good for me, I have to try it out too ^_^

New Kid on the Blog said...

it looks simple and easy, ah?

WendyinKK said...

Ohh.... I definately love this with rice.

Hey, one question, ever thought of making Tee Nya Kuih to share on your blog? It's one of my must-haves whenever I go to Penang.

cariso said...

So long the taste still remains, I don't mind shortcut. :)

Joanne said...

I love that you serve these in ramekins! Single serving comfort food...delicious.

pigpigscorner said...

That's when the pressure cooker comes into play! I use that a lot of stews nowadays. Saves a lot of time.

Little Inbox said...

SimpleGirl, hehe absolutely!

noobcook, I know you love the short cuts. :)

New Kid, this is really simple.

wendyywy, I haven't try to make any kuih. Furthermore, I don't know how to make Tee Nya Kuih too. So, I would say not at this moment.

Little Inbox said...

cariso, the short cut really save lots of time. :) I like it in this way.

Joanne, that's for the photography session, hehe...

pigpigscorner, I use slow cooker in making stew too. :)

Big Boys Oven said...

I am drooling with awesomeness as looking at that chicken stew of yours, so beautifully capture and done!!:)

tigerfish said...

looks like it has been cooked, simmered and stewed for hours but surprisingly, it is quick from how you do it. :)

choi yen said...

sure can eat 2 bowls of rice with this dish, so many ingredients!!!

mysimplefood said...

Fast and simple...that's how I like it. This soup is always a hit!!

Juliana said...

Oh! Love the way you presented the chicken cute and it sure look so tasty...very comforting :-)

Little Inbox said...

BBO, it just like when I look at your cakes that make me drool? Hehehe...

tigerfish, that's how amazing the short-cut is, hehe...

mimid3vils, I control myself no to do so. :)

mysimplefood, the gravy goes well with rice. :P

Juliana, thanks and welcome to my blog!

The Food Hunter said...

sounds like a really tasty chicken stew


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