Nonya Pot Braised Chicken

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. 

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Nonya Pot Braised Chicken
Nonya Pot Braised Chicken
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Nonya Pot Braised Chicken

Recipe Category: Asian, Chicken
Makes enough for: 4 people
All Rights Reserved: Adapted From Food And Travels Asia, , Page 212


  • 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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32 thoughts on “Nonya Pot Braised Chicken

  1. 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. 🙂

  2. The flavours sound fantastic!
    I am really missing the Singaporean food at the moment.
    …not really ino formula 1 though 🙂

    1. 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 🙂

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