Chicken Stew with Fermented Soya Bean
Chicken Stew with Fermented Soya Bean
Get this quick and easy chicken stew recipe by Chef Wan from Best Wan!.
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Technique Stewing
  • Preparation Time 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time 60 minutes
  • Yield 4 servings
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Ingredients
  • 1000 grams / 2 pounds / 3 oz Chicken, cleaned and cut into pieces
  • ¾ cup / 6 fl oz Vegetable oil
  • 30 Shallots (Red onion), well pounded
  • 15 Garlic cloves, peeled and well pounded
  • 28 grams fermented Soy bean paste (Taucu or Tao-cheo), pounded
  • 2 tablespoons / 1 fl oz Light soy sauce (Salty soy sauce, kicap cair)
  • 2 teaspoons Dark soy sauce (Kicap Pekat)
  • 2 cm / 1 inch Ginger, sliced
  • 4 Cloves
  • 2 Star anise
  • 10 dried Black shiitake mushrooms, soaked in hot water until soft
  • 3 Potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 3 cups / 24 fl oz Water
  • 2 Red chillies sliced
  • 2 Green chillies sliced
  • 2 tablespoons / 1 fl oz Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grounded Pepper
  • Coriander (Cilantro, Chinese Parsley or Ketumbar) for garnish
Method
  1. Heat oil in casserole dish, sauté the shallots, garlic till fragrant
  2. Add in star anise, cloves and ginger, and mix them well
  3. Add in chicken and mix them well
  4. Add in dark soy sauce, light soy sauce, and fermented soy bean paste (taucu or tao-cheo)
  5. Add in water, mushrooms, potatoes and coriander leaves; add sugar and pepper to taste
  6. Mix well and stew chicken for half an hour
  7. Add in red and green chillies, sugar and pepper and once again bring to boil
  8. Lower the heat and simmer for a further 20-25 minutes or till chicken is tender and gravy is thick
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve

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