Chicken Masala (Butter Chicken)

It’s a famous dish in Indian cuisine. For the chicken, I used a half chicken. I removed the skin and bones before cutting it. Of course you can choose chicken thighs or chicken breast. Place chicken pieces in a bowl. Add in 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp paprika powder, 1 tsp garam masala, 1 tsp…

Coconut Chicken Soup

I wanted to try this soup for a long time. Now since that I have pressure cooker, I cannot wait any longer. Prepare a coconut and half chicken. Wash chicken clean. In a pot, add in enough water. Put chicken in. Bring to boil. Rinse chicken under water to wash off all the dirt. Cut…

Sautéed Chicken Drumsticks

My father-in-law gave me Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking. I was super excited. I like Julia Child very much after I watched the movie Julie & Julia, and at that time, I didn’t even cook. She is a very nice cook with great sense of humor. And she’s bold in kitchen. Most…

Spicy Chicken Wings

This is a very simple dish to make. Prepare a bowl, add in 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1/2 tsp paprika powder, 1/2 tsp garlic powder. mix well. Preheat oven to 170 degree C. Dip chicken wings in the flour mixture and shake off the excessive. In to the oven…

Lemon Chili Sauce Chicken

1. Wash chicken clean. You can use chicken legs or chicken wings. I used chicken wings. 2. Enough water in a pot. Add in ginger slices, garlic cloves, bay leaf, lemon grass and a pinch of salt. 3. Put chicken into the pot. Bring to boil with high heat. Then turn to low heat and…

Mushroom Sauced Chicken Chop With Penne

Prepare a boneless chicken leg. Cut it slightly to prevent curling up while cooking. Season it with salt and black pepper. Heat a pan. Usually I don’t add in oil, cos chicken leg contains fat. So Just sear the chicken with skin side down. Fry with medium-low heat for 3-5 mins or till skin turns…

Chicken & Shiitake Mushroom Stew (香菇炖鸡)

Usually in China, Chicken stew is made from a whole chicken. But I know for sure that my husband and I cannot finish a whole chicken stew. So I just used a whole boneless chicken leg instead. Soak dry 5 or 6 shiitake mushroom in 2 cups water. (Rinse under water first to remove all…

Soy Sauce Chicken & Tamago Yaki Bento

Actually I cooked half soy sauce chicken. It’s quite simple and can be done by rice cooker. Put the half chicken (approx. 300-400g) in a big bowl. Sprinkle a little oil and light soy sauce. Massage the chicken to let the oil and soy sauce evenly spread. Let it marinate for 30 mins. Brush oil…

Teriyaki Chicken with Pan-Seared Portobello Mushroom

Teriyaki Chicken: 1. Prepare a whole boneless chicken leg. Sprinkle a little salt and black pepper. 2. Use the back of knife to hit chicken a bit. 3. Heat a pan on stove. When the pan is hot, put the chicken inside with skin side down. Flip over when the skin turns golden brown. Fry…

Bento for Hubby (His First Day at Work)

My husband got a new job. YAY~! And today is his first day to go to work. That also means we cannot have lunch together at home. Since I need to teach in the afternoon or evening, we cannot have dinner together either. He will have his lunch at canteen. So I decided to cook…