Braised Chicken with Black Fungus

Ingredients (To marinate chicken):

  • Chicken (cut into pieces) 500gm
  • Oyster sauce 1 tbsp
  • Soya sauce 2 tsp
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Sugar 1/2 tsp
  • Sesame oil 2 tsp

Ingredients:

  • Sesame oil 30gm
  • Garlic (sliced) 5 cloves
  • Ginger (sliced) 50gm
  • Onion (cubed) 1 whole
  • Fresh black fungus or 200gm
  • Dried black fungus (soaked) 3 pcs
  • Spring onion
  • Coriander

Ingredients (sauces):

  • Soya sauce 3 tsp
  • Salt 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar 1/2 tsp
  • Dark soya sauce 2 tsp
  • Water 50ml
  • Corn flour 2 tsp (to be added at the last stage)

Method:

Step 1: Marinate chicken and keep chilled. (The longer the better but if time constraint, 15-20mins will do) Step 2:

  • Heat up sesame oil
  • Add in garlic and ginger, stir-fry until fragrant
  • Add in onion and continue to stir-fry for another 3-5mins until onion shows sign of soften (add some oil if needed)

Step 3:

  • Add in marinated chicken cook until almost well done.
  • Add in black fungus and pour in 3/4 of pre-mixed sauces except corn flour and continue to cook on medium/high heat.

Step 4:

  • Once the sauce is boiling, reduce to low heat and cover with lid and let it braise for 10-15mins.
  • You may adjust the taste by now, add soya sauce if needed or you may add dark soya sauce if prefer a more brownish texture.
  • Mix in corn flour to the remainder 1/4 pre-mixed sauce and increase to high heat, stir in to thicken the sauce.
  • Lastly, stir in spring onion and coriander and serve!