My son is sick and tired of having fish every day, so I rushed home after work to make a nice chicken dish for him.
I’ve used 2 chicken drumsticks for this dish. Microwave for 1 minute to cook the skin so that it can be peeled off easily.
Next, the stock. Can you spot all the ingredients in the pot? Yes, carrots, celery, tomato puree, bay leaves and black pepper. I forgot the potatoes but added them in only after I started cooking. Seasoning would be soya sauce, to be added later.
Add water, soy sauce, place the skinned Chicken drumsticks inside and start cooking.
The stock is boiling and you can probably spot the potatoes I’ve added. You can start tasting the stock and add more soya sauce if you think it’s necessary. Simmer for 1.5 hours.
My son ate all the chicken before I could take this picture, but I guess it still looks delicious. This is a very simple dish that requires little or even no culinary skill. Do try this at home. The effort is well worth it, especially when you have to queue for hours at food centres when Singapore’s population hits 6.9 million.
© Chan Joon Yee