Fragrant Bitter Gourd Chicken
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Fragrant Bitter Gourd Chicken

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Level

moderate

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Cooking

52 min

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Preparation

20 min

Ingredients

Servings

8
Pasar Jumbo Fresh Chicken
1
Lotus Leaves (blanched)
2
Garlic (minced)
3 cloves
Whole Salted Soy Beans
50 g
Red Chilli Padi (halved lengthwise)
2
Bitter Gourd (cut into thick strips)
200 g
Pineapple (cut into thick strips)
200 g
Big Red Chillies
seeds removed, cut into chunks
2
Chicken Stock
150 ml
Sugar
1 tbsp
Cooking Oil
1 tbsp
Corn Starch (mixed with water)
Big Red Chillies
for garnish
Coriander
for garnish
Spring Onions (for garnish)

How to cook

Step 1

  • Remove spare parts from chicken cavity. Rinse and clean chicken.

Step 2

  • Blanch 2 lotus leaves in hot water and rinse.

Step 3

  • Stack lotus leaves. Place chicken, belly down on the leaves.

Step 4

  • Season both inside and outside of chicken with salt. Set aside.

Step 5

  • In a heated frying pan, add oil and sauté garlic, whole salted soy beans and red chilli padi till fragrant.

Step 6

  • Add bitter gourd and pineapple, and fry for 2 mins over medium-high heat.

Step 7

  • Add big red chillies and chicken stock, then bring to a boil.

Step 8

  • Add sugar before thickening with corn starch.

Step 9

  • Pour mixture over chicken and wrap firmly with lotus leaves. Fold aluminium foil into a long strip, wrap foil around the leaves to secure.

Step 10

  • Steam for 45 to 50 mins.

Step 11

  • Remove from steamer. Unwrap foil and lotus leaves before serving.

Step 12

  • Garnish with coriander, spring onions and big red chillies.
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