Alex and I often take it in turns to cater for the Formula 1 events. The arrangement is very loose as there is no ways I am doing breakfast on a Sunday for anyone but Dave and I, and some of the races are late at night. But when we feel like it we get together and watch the race at either our place or Alex’s. The only thing that we make sure we do is cater for the race with a meal from the country where the event is taking place. Alex got the easy one of Italy and I was left with Singapore. A few years ago I won a book called Food and Travels Asia by Alastair Hendy, and I was so grateful for this coffee table book. It had this recipe for nonya pot braised chicken and the chicken was so good that Alex has asked me for the recipe. I had no intention of blogging the recipe when I made it, or when I took the photograph but it is so good that I had to share it with you all as well. I would not wait for the next Singapore Formula 1 race to make this – it is so good and so easy to do that I am going to keep this as a must do, must repeat often recipe in my repertoire.
Do you watch the Formula 1 racing?
Nonya Pot Braised Chicken
- 1 spatchcock chicken
- Coarse salt for rubbing
- 60 mls soy sauce
- 60 mls Shaoxing wine
- 15 mls fructose
- 15 mls canola oil
- 1 onion, quartered
- 3 cm piece fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped
- 2 red chillies
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 2.5 mls olive oil
- 2 leeks cut in half, lengthwise
- Rub the salt over the entire chicken
- Place the chicken, soy, wine and fructose into a large Ziploc bag
- Rub the marinade over the chicken
- Leave to marinade in the fridge for 2 hours
- Preheat the oven to 180°Celsius
- Heat the oil in an ovenproof dish
- Remove the chicken from the marinade, reserving the liquid
- Brown the chicken
- Add the onion, ginger, chillies and garlic
- Cook for a couple of minutes
- Add the marinade and 60mls water
- Bring to the boil
- Cover and cook in the oven for 1 hour
- Remove the lid and leave in the oven while you prepare the leeks
- Heat the oil in a frying pan
- Sauté the leeks for a couple of minutes
- Add to the chicken and serve
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What I blogged:
- one year ago – Simple and Delicious, Alida Ryder
- two years ago – Marco Simoncelli
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31 thoughts on “Nonya Pot Braised Chicken”
What a great idea to cook something from the country where they are racing Tandy and this chicken sounds great.
🙂 Mandy xo
It adds to the interest Mandy 🙂
Never in my life did I watch car racing until I got to Australia. 🙂 But my Bear LOVES it, so I’ve been getting used to it. 😉 This chicken sounds fantastic! I do so love a good chicken. 🙂
I have watched racing for as long as I can remember!
Your chicken looks perfectly cooked to perfection. I bet it was moist and tasty too. Have a super weekend. Take Care, BAM
It was very tasty BAM 🙂
Your chicken looks fantastic, what a golden delicious colour 😀
Thank you Uru 🙂
I don’t watch racing but I do love the look of your chicken.
thank you Tammy 🙂
Great preparation method!
easy which is great for when you have visitors 🙂
This looks and sounds just divine!
thank you Squishy!
That looks awsolutel incredible – what an amazing dish…am definitely goint to make this. I’m not much into watchin the F1 but Big Man loves it!
Well, you can make this for him for the next race 🙂
Oh wow, that looks amazing Tandy! Save me the legs please? 😉 Delicious!
A really delicious meal, Tandy. Thanks so much for the recipe. I could eat that pic right now for breakfast. 🙂
It was a really delicious meal!
The flavours sound fantastic!
I am really missing the Singaporean food at the moment.
…not really ino formula 1 though 🙂
I see you have just posted about Singapore!
I used to work at Shell Malaysia many years ago and had the privilege of meeting many F1 drivers those days, including famed Michael Schumacher!
This nonya pot sounds unique and different 🙂
Michael is an amazing driver – I have had the pleasure of meeting quite a few of them 🙂
HATE motor racing (it’s that noise) but your recipe looks delicious 🙂
oh well, we cannot all love the same thing 🙂
Oh wow, This looks yummy! I would like to try this at home.
It is so worth trying Mellisa 🙂 PS I have added your website to my bookmarks for when we are in Scotland next
Wow ! That’s sounds great. For any suggestions or help, you are most welcome.
thank you! We have been once to Scotland and loved it so much we are planning a return visit. However, it won’t be until 2015 at the earliest as we are going to Wales next year 🙂