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Braised Chicken with Dried Mushrooms
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Braised chicken with dried shitake mushrooms,creating a fresh and light taste. Carrots and chili peppers also added in order to keep a balance between meat and vegetables.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Braised, chicken, mushroom
Servings: 4
Calories: 379 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • A whole young chicken ,around 1000g, cut into one bite sizes
  • 6-8 middle size dried shiitake mushrooms ,pre-hydrated and then cut into small chunks
  • 2 tbsp. cooking oil
  • 1 thumb ginger ,sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic ,sliced
  • 2 scallions white ,cut into small sections
  • 1 tbsp. cooking wine
  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • Hot water for simmering
  • 1 tbsp. rock sugar
  • 2 tsp. salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. white pepper
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 bay leaves
  • 1 dried tangerine Peel
  • 1 Amomum Cardamomum pod ,砂仁
  • 1 Amomum tsaoko ,草果
  • Pre-soaked vermicelli noodles or rice sticks
  • 10 fresh shiitake mushrooms ,cut into one bite size
  • 1/2 cup of finely chopped scallions
  • 1/2 cup of finely chopped corianders ,optional
  1. Cut the chicken into small chunks and then cook in boiling water for 3-4 minutes. Transfer the chicken out and clean with warm water. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat up 2 tablespoons of cooking oil in a claypot or stewing pot, fry garlic, ginger and scallion until aromatic over slow fire. Add chicken chunks in and fry until slightly browned. Add cooking wine and light soy sauce, continue frying for 1 to 2 minutes.Add spices and rock sugar.
  3. Pour in enough hot water to cover the chicken chunks and the water level should be at last 3 cm higher if you plan to cook noodles in the dish. Otherwise, use water to cover the chickens.
  4. Cover and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes until the chicken is soft enough. Season with salt and white pepper.
  5. Add fresh mushrooms in, cook for 5 minutes and then place the pre-soaked noodles in. Cook for 2 minutes and serve with green onions
Recipe Notes

Recipe firstly published in 2014 and updated in 2017

Nutrition Facts
Braised Chicken with Dried Mushrooms
Amount Per Serving
Calories 379 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 1253mg54%
Potassium 426mg12%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 490IU10%
Vitamin C 6.6mg8%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.