Mmmmm! I literally just finished having this for dinner and just had to write about it while the deliciousness of it all was still fresh in my mind. Yeah, I know. Sad. =P Anyways. I got this recipe from yet another food blog, and the picture looked so tempting! I just had to try it, even though it involved frying chicken, which I don't really like to do too often. Too troublesome and unhealthy to boot. But this I must try. So here we go!
What you need:
1 boneless, skinless chicken thigh cut into bite-sized pieces (I cut the skin up and put it in. Shhhhh!)
Cornflour, to coat
Veggies of your choice, I used red pepper and broccoli
Oil, for frying
For the sauce (mixed together):
1/4 cup oyster sauce
1 tablespoon kicap manis (or just soy sauce with a pinch of sugar)
1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground white pepper
What you do:
- Heat up enough oil for deepfrying (I just shallow fried) in a wok.
- Season the chicken pieces with a bit of salt and pepper. Lightly coat with cornflour and fry until crispy and golden.
- Remove the oil (it will probably be very floury) and add one tablespoon of oil in the wok.
- Add in the veggies and stirfry to your liking. When ready, add in the sauce mixture and heat until bubbly. Add in the chicken pieces and stir to coat in the sauce. Serve immediately, with rice is awesome.
Well, what more need I say. Crispy chicken with a sauce is always always good. One of my favourites is honey chicken. Mmmmmm! But I do believe that this one is even better. Not only is it crispy, I love oyster sauce. The pepper just makes it all even better. I might even add in just a touch of chilli next time, just to give it a different sort of heat. And the clincher is that this has veggies! You can add as much veggies as you like, which is always good. Of course, the more you add, remember to add more sauce. =) Broccoli with oyster sauce is awesome, like in the crispy beef with chilli and broccoli, which is also very very good.
The only thing I don't like is that you have to fry it. Health concerns aside, oil can get expensive if you buy it regularly, haha. Not that I have been, which is a good sign. Have had a 1L bottle for more than 6 months now. Anyway, enough babble. My point is, I want to try roasting the chicken in the oven instead of frying it and see how that works out. I shall try that tomorrow. Yes, it's so good that I shall have it again tomorrow. Mmmm! I shall update here tomorrow on how it works out.
I wanted to save some of this for lunch tomorrow, but could not resist. Oopsie. Oh well, maybe I can get better pictures tomorrow. Because it was getting dark already, I had to take this picture near the window abd right outside were a bunch of guys playing football. I was scared that they would think that I was taking a picture of them instead of the food, haha. Anyways, see you tomorrow, hopefully!
Quote of the day: I do not like broccoli. And I haven't liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I'm President of the United States and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli.
I used to feel the same way but not anymore. Broccoli is now one of my favourite veggies. <3 Hee~