Indonesian Cuisine, Poultry, Recipes

Stir Fry Sweet Soy Sauce Chicken Recipe

As someone who loves being in the kitchen, cooking my own or my family’s favourite dishes, I too have my fair share of time for being lazy. Some dishes needed just so much preparations, and thinking about that makes me not wanting to cook it at times. And sometimes the thought of cleaning up the utensils used and kitchen, makes me decide to cook something simple.

When I says simple, I really mean minimal preparations and cooking time. Or perhaps dishes that requires less attention, and something that can be easily prepared ahead just like today’s recipe, stir fry sweet soy sauce chicken.


Stir fry sweet soy sauce chicken, a perfect dish to cook when you are feeling lazy

What I like about this recipe is that I can easily marinate the chicken overnight, and then cook it the next day. This dish is perfect on a lazy, busy, leisure or just any days. The combination of the sweet and saltiness has to be balanced for this dish. And the star of the ingredients used is the sweet soy sauce.

Sweet soy sauce, or also known as kecap manis, originated from Indonesia, is a dark coloured aromatic soy sauce with added palm sugar, which creates a thick syrup consistency and molasses like flavour. This sweet soy sauce is an essential ingredients in the Indonesian cooking too. You can easily get this sweet soy sauce from any Asian grocery stores in NZ. Below is the photo of the sweet soy sauce that I used for your reference.

 

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INGREDIENTS
Serves 3 – 4

1.2 kg free range chicken
3 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp sweet dark soy sauce (ABC kicap manis)
1/2 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tsp ground white pepper
Salt, to taste

2″ ginger
500ml water

1. Cut your chicken into bite sizes.

2. Marinate the chicken with sugar, dark soy sauce, sweet dark soy sauce and pepper for at least 30 minutes or overnight in the fridge.

3. Thinly sliced half of the ginger, and cut the other half into thin matchsticks.

4. Heat up a pan with 1 tbsp cooking oil. Then add in the sliced ginger and sauté until fragrant.

5. Add in the marinated chicken, water and salt. Bring the mixture to boil.

6. Then lower the heat and continue to simmer until the chicken are fully cooked, tender, and the gravy is thickens.

7. Dish it up and garnish it with sliced ginger. Serve immediately.

Stir Fry Sweet Soy Sauce Chicken Recipe

  • Servings: 3 - 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1.2 kg free range chicken
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp sweet dark soy sauce (ABC kicap manis)
  • 1/2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tsp ground white pepper
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2″ ginger
  • 500ml water

Directions

  1. Cut your chicken into bite sizes.
  2. Marinate the chicken with sugar, dark soy sauce, sweet dark soy sauce and pepper for at least 30 minutes or overnight in the fridge.
  3. Thinly sliced half of the ginger, and cut the other half into thin matchsticks.
  4. Heat up a pan with 1 tbsp cooking oil. Then add in the sliced ginger and sauté until fragrant.
  5. Add in the marinated chicken, water and salt. Bring the mixture to boil.
  6. Then lower the heat and continue to simmer until the chicken are fully cooked, tender, and the gravy is thickens.
  7. Dish it up and garnish it with sliced ginger. Serve immediately.

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