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Wednesday 20 November 2013

Simple Hainanese Chicken Chop

When Sonia of NasiLemakLover posted her Hainanese Chicken Chop recently, she has reminded me how much I missed my mum's Chicken Chop instead!  And so much as we are the Hainanese descent ourselves!

After my mum left to NZ to stay, I missed all her home cooked food and dishes.   And lucky for me, when I was young, I used to watch my mum cook this in the kitchen and now roughly I try to replicate her easy and simple version of our Hainanese Chicken Chop!  

Simple Hainanese Chicken Chop
Recipe source from Mel’s Mum
Serve for 1

1 boneless chicken thigh
1 small potato, peeled and cut to wedges
1 small tomato, cut to wedges
1 small onion, sliced
1-2 tbsp frozen green peas or canned green peas (light blanched or cook in saucepan)
Oil for frying

Marinate ingredients
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Salt & pepper (add to your preference taste)
2-3 tbsp plain flour

1-2 tbsp tomato ketchup
1 tsp worchestershire sauce
½ tsp sugar
¼ cup water (or slightly more if you prefer more sauce)

Lightly marinade the chicken thigh with salt and pepper, and add in the 1 tbsp worchestershire sauce for about 15 minutes.  
Before frying, coat the marinated chicken with plain flour all over, and lightly sprinkle some water to the chicken.
(Don’t wash the bowl that marinate the chicken)
Add in all the sauce ingredients into this bowl and mix well. Set aside.

Using a small saucepan, pour in some oil (about 2”-3” deep) and fry the potato wedges till brown on the edges.  Drain on paper and sprinkle some salt and pepper.  Set aside.

Heat a frying pan with 2-3 tbsp oil and frying the chicken thigh on low-medium heat on skin side down first then turn the other side till cooked.  Dish up and put to the serving plate.

Pour in the sliced onions and lightly sauté till soft, add the sauce ingredients in.  Once the sauce comes to boil and thicken up, remove from heat and pour the sauce mixture onto the chicken chop.
Serve in with other ingredients; fried potato wedges, tomato and the green peas.  

                                Back in those days, we used the canned green peas........