Well, I'm not quite sure if I did it right, since I can't seem to recall the flavour. But this is yummy enough for me! And its so simple to make, anyone can make it really :D
What you need:
12 chicken wings
2 tablespoons tomato puree
2 teaspoons brown sugar
Ground black pepper
1 tablespoon cornflour (dissolved in some water)
What you do:
- I decided to use chicken wings this time, because they happened to be around. But I think any chicken piece would be fine. Just cook the bigger pieces longer. But anyway, first heat some oil in a wok. Add the chicken and brown all over. Add some salt, pepper and tomato sauce, and mix well. At this point, the chicken should be a lovely golden colour.
- Set the chicken aside. Add some more oil, and stirfry the onions until soft. Add the tomato sauce, tomato puree, sugar, salt, pepper, dissolved cornflour and enough water to make a nice thick gloopy gravy.
- Add the chicken. Lower the heat and simmer until chicken is nice and tender.
The whole thing took less than half an hour. So nice, especially if you've had a long day (like I have :( ) Unfortunately, Hadi and Justin are out somewhere and are not back yet, so I haven't had some feedback, but I really do think its tasty. :D
I think this can either taste more like Asian cooking if you added sesame oil or some spring onions at the end, or more Italian, if you added herbs such as oregano and basil, and maybe some olive oil. But I was looking for "pure" tomato chicken, so I added none of those, hehehe. I'm thinking Hadi or Justin might take the liberty of doing that themselves though.
The onions made it really nice though. I wouldn't simmer them for too long, otherwise they would just disintegrate into the sauce. I would put more and more onions in it, hehe :D Thankfully, my eyes don't have any problems with cutting onions. Hadi literally cries whenever he does, and shallots make it even worse. o.0
Quote of the day: You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients