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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Hoisin Chicken

I saw this recipe of food for tots and decided to try it. Have made it a point that once a week I will try a new recipe from the blogs I read , and if it turns out well will let you guys know. Anyway this was the first time I tried hoisin sauce , i try not to buy too many sauces thats going to be stuck forgotten in the end of the kitchen cupboard. But the chicken looked so tempting so went a head and bought myself a jar of hoisin. Although i did tweak the recipe to make it a little spicy, although hubby still found it a little too sweet for his taste.

You can check out the original hoisin chicken recipe at food for tots.

for 2

2 whole chicken leg pieces ( skinned and trimmed off fat)
3tbsp hoisin sauce
1tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp light sauce
A few drops sesame sauce
1/2 inch piece ginger juiliened
1 garlic clove, finely sliced
1 red chilli ( sliced)
cornflour mixed with a little water to thicken the sauce

1. Pat the chicken dry, place in a bowl with all the ingrediants except the cornflour. leave to marinate for 1 hour or so.

2. Bring your steamer to boil place the chicken, aloong with the marinade, in a heat proof plate and place inside the steamer and steam for about 45 minutes till nice and tender.

3. Remove the plate from the oven , remove the chicken and pour the sauce into a small saucepan and bring to a boil ,to reduce, and add the corn flour to thicken it . taste add salt if you want but the sauces are quite salty so take care about that.

Drizzle the sauce over the chicken and serve. Serve with plain cooked rice, some greens of your choice i had some sweetpeas.


  1. Chicken looks so tasty, full of flavor!

  2. The hoisin chicken is among my favourites! Flavourful and delicious.

  3. This should be such a yummy dish. The chili padi must have kicked it up a notch!

  4. It looks really delicious,even i should try this tempting dish soon..

  5. I love this dish very much! It's really falvourful.

  6. I love hoisin sauce flavor.....That chicken sounds delicious.

  7. That looks quite irresistible..yummmm

  8. oh yeah this looks great and its wonderful that you are trying new recipes lol Rebecca

  9. Awesome! That looks and sounds great. The best part is that its steamed now that is a winner!

  10. Mmmm. What a tasty chicken dish. The sauce sounds great.

  11. Looks delicious! We like sweet sauces, so we would love the Hoisin chicken at our table!


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