Friday 6 May 2011

Dark Soy Sauce Chicken with Potato Cubes Stew

I love this dish especially during busy weekday nights where I only have very limited time to prepare dinner. This one pot dish look and taste rather quite similar like "Beef Stew" due to it's ingredients like Onion, Carrot, Potato and Tomato. But this is more like a fusion dish towards Asian taste whereby dark soy sauce, sesame oil and cooking wine is being incorporate into the ingredients.

Yesterday after sharing a photo of this simple home cook dish over at Facebook page (Here), I was surprised that there are quite a number of the readers actually "Like(s)" this dish and also requested for the recipe. So without any photos on the preparation steps, I hope you can still follow the recipe and cooking method below.    

This dish can be cooked in either dry or soup version because you can adjust the amount of water according to your preference. I preferred more gravy if I am having this as a one pot dish so that we can  drizzle it on  steamed rice. The gravy has a combination of sweet, sour and starchy flavour due to  the tomato and potato. Usually with this my family will always request extra serving of rice to go with this dish.

Ingredients: (serves 2 - 3)
5 Chicken Wings, cut into halves
3 Medium Size Potato, peeled and cut into 1" cubes
2 Medium Size Tomato, halves and seeds removed
1 Medium Size Carrot, peeled and cut into 1cm thick slices
2 Medium Red Onion, cut into wedges

1 Teaspoon Thick Dark Soy Sauce
1 Teaspoon Light Soy Sauce
1 Teaspoon Cooking Wine
50 - 70ml Hot Water

1.Trim and clean the chicken wings, cut them into halves(drumlet and mid-joint), marinate with 1 teaspoon of cornflour, 1/2 teaspoon of dark soy sauce, sesame oil and cooking wine. Set aside for 3 - 5 minutes while preparing the rest of the ingredients.

2. Heat up a saucepan or frying pan with 1 tablespoon of oil, fry the potato cubes(dust it evenly with some cornflour)for 3 minutes or until slightly golden brown, remove on plate and continue the same method with carrot.

3. Next using the same saucepan/pan, toss in onion wedges and saute till fragrant before adding in the marinated chicken wings.

4. Fry both side of the chicken wing till slightly brown, add in potato and carrot together with seasonings and give it a quick toss before pouring in the hot water(water level must be able to cover the chicken).

5. When the mixture comes to boil, add in tomato and simmer on low heat for about 15 - 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through, potato and carrot soften and soup is almost thicken.

6. Lastly, drizzle some sesame oil and dash of pepper, top with spring onion(cut into sections) and serve with hot steamed rice.

Total cost for this dish is about S$3.70 with breakdown shown below:-
Cost of Ingredients:
~ Chicken Wings = S$2.50
~ Potato, carrot, onion and tomato = S$1.20

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  1. Wow this looks delicious! And the seasonings are so simple! I love it! I love vegetables in a stew... Have a great weekend Ellena!

  2. Nasi Lemak Lover6/5/11 4:47 pm

    this is one of the dish that I usually cook too, kids and hubby not enough of one plate of rice to go with this dish, simple and yummy.

  3. This is one dish that I will cook very often especially when home and most of all my mom. It is sort of like comfort for me.

  4. Parsley Sage6/5/11 9:51 pm

    Drool worthy. Fantastic that it isn't that much trouble either because let's be honest, after a long day at work it can be hard to get motivated to cook dinner. Thanks for sharing!

  5. wow looks really mouthwatering! perfect dish to go with a bowl of steamy white rice!

  6. Yummy and this dish go well with the rice.

  7. mycookinghut8/5/11 1:42 am

    Such a hearty dish! I love !

  8. emy@thehandiworks8/5/11 10:05 am

    Love this dish. I usually do it without the tomatoes will try that next time.

  9. Thanks for all the kind comments :) indeed this is a very hearty home cooked dish that bring back childhood memories and family flavour.

  10. Adora's Box11/5/11 12:35 am

    Mmmmm! This is a very good weekday recipe. Looks so delicious.

  11. Hi,

    My MIL(who has 4th sage cancer)requested for soya sauce chicken.
    Seach frantically for recipe (only 2 hours for me to prepare n bring to her), no choice I chose your recipe which I think is close to "si yau kai".
    Verdict : having no appetite, she finished the half chicken!

    Thankyou so much for sharing your wonderful recipes.


    1. Hi Ling,

      Glad that this recipe is in favourite to your mil. I am sure you would continue to prepare some of her favourite food to bring up her appetite.

  12. hi can i check if the dark sauce you used is the sweet kind or salty type? I have two dark sauces, one thinner and one pretty thick. The thinner one is more salty while the thick one is sweet. The thick one is also known as ABC sauce. Which one should I use?


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