Friday, February 20, 2009

Braised Chicken with Cinnamon and Star Anise

I bought a whole chicken,then I decided to braise it in a pressure cooker,thought it's save time. Unfortunately, I cooked the whole chicken too long in pressure cooker, the whole chicken disengrated into small pieces. Next time I have to remember cooking chicken in pressure cooker is NOT more than 30 minutes!! Luckily this whole chicken still taste fantastic !!


1 whole chicken,about 3 pound ( wash,clean and remove giblets from cavity)
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 cup water
2 tbsp sugar
3 cloves star anise
1 cinnamon stick
5 cloves garlic (peel and sliced)
1 inch old ginger ( scaled skin)
1 tbsp cooking oil


1: Clean,wash and removed giblets from chicken cavity. Wash star anise and cinnamon stick,set aside.Peel and sliced garlic.

2:Heat pressure cooker at high heat with oil,then add in sliced garlic,star anise,sliced ginger and cinnamon,fry until fragrant.Combine soy sauce and water,then add in whole chicken.Cover the lid tightly over the pot.

3:When the pressure cooker "beep" remove from heat.It's about 15-20 minutes cooking.Slowly remove the notch on the lid.Let's rest for 5 minutes before open the cover.

4: Remove chicken from pot and serve it warm with rice.


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