Monday, October 12, 2009

Braised Chicken with Fresh Crimini Mushroom

Mostly Asian or Chinese loves to use mushroom in their cooking.A good grade mushroom can cost over hundred of dollar a pound.Recently I bought 2 box of brown button mushroom on sale.I try to identified the exact name of this mushroom.I google and found this info:
Crimini Mushrooms are similar to Button mushrooms in size and texture. They are light to dark brown in color. The Crimini mushroom is a bit more firmer than the Button mushroom and a more intense meaty and earthy flavoring. The Crimini mushroom is used in the same cooking methods as the button mushroom and is a good substitute for the button mushroom for a more intense flavoring.
I love mushroom and can eat mushroom daily but hubby called mushroom as FUNGUS!! He won't eat anything cook with mushroom!! He keep asking me how can I eat fungus !! Well,I told him we Chinese eat everything !! Furthermore,mushrooms have a lot of good nutritional values and would be a good addition to a healthy, balanced diet. The range of traditional nutrients found in crimini mushrooms is equally impressive.Crimini mushrooms are an excellent source of many minerals including selenium, copper, potassium, phosphorus, and zinc. They are also an excellent source of B vitamins including vitamin B2, pantothenic acid and niacin. In addition, crimini mushrooms are a very good source of vitamin B1, vitamin B6 , zinc, manganese and protein.


1 small whole chicken,about 4 lbs,cut and washed
5 cloves fresh garlic,peeled and chopped
1 box crimini mushroom,about 4 oz removed stump,cut and washed
1 inch fresh ginger,scaled and sliced
10 pieces,dried whole pepper*optional*
1 stalk scallion,washed and cut 2 inch


2 tbsp cooking oil
1 tbsp chicken bouillon powder
1 tbsp thick soy sauce
3 tbsp soy sauce.
1 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tbsp sugar or to taste
salt to taste
1 cup water

1:Heat deep large skillet or wok with oil at medium high heat.Add in chopped garlic ,dried whole pepper and sliced ginger,fry for 1 minute or until lightly brown.
2:Add in cut chicken ,water and seasoning.Let the chicken simmer for 15-20 minutes or until cook..then add in crimini mushroom,stir well for 30 second with other ingredients..
3:Check the seasoning.If you want more gravy or sauce add in more water..Toss in cut scallion before dish out and serve warm with rice.


ann low said...

Mushroom always give a rich flavour.
Love your dish, looks so yummy :)

Sunshine said...

yummy!!Love mushroom..This dish looks really good!My hubby would eat mushroom but not Chinese mushroom . He said very chewy..Your hubs would not even eat the chicken? Do you have to cook different food for your hubby when you cook Chinese food?Does Mishu prefers Chinese or Western food or it depends?

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

I love mushroom too, this dish look really yummy..

Cindy Khor said...

i think i'm gonna cook this tonight but i'll be using chicken breast fillet and normal mushrooms instead. your dish looks tasty.

noobcook said...

I bet the sauce is good till the last drop ;)

tigerfish said...

Yes yes...agree with noobcook. Wipe out the sauce with steamed rice. ;p

Dawn said...

This dish looks good...another idea for dinner tonight. Thank goodness my hubby like chinese mushroom. He said he learned how to eat chinese mushroom when he was working in Ipoh for 6 months. Their taxi driver is a Chinese, so take them to a lot of Chinese restaurants.

My Asian Kitchen said...

Thank you:)

thank you:) why is the different between mushroom and chinese mushroom? you mean shitake? of course I have to prepare 2 different kind of culture food for us! haha! hubby can't spicy food at all and I don't eat beef or figure out yourself!as for Mishu she can eat both!

Thank you:)

yes ,it's really good if you use chicken breast too! thank you:) hope you like it!

oh yes,love the tangy spicy sweet sauce!!

yes you bet I am!!

Thank you:) I didn't know your hubby lived in Ipoh b4! Did you like it? oh !1 it's good your hubby not really fussy wt our food!!

A Full-Timed Housefly said...

I love braised chicken , yours look so droolicious ! yum yum

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