Chicken in Orange/Soy sauce


This recipe is based on an old Indonesian dish known as “Ajam berkuah jerik manis dan soya”.  A true stir-fry, it does however take some time in the cooking stage, as you have to make sure the chicken drumsticks are cooked through.

Ingredients Serves 4
Chicken drumsticks 12
Vegetable oil 3 tbspns
Onion, chopped 1 large
Garlic, chopped fine 1 clove
Chilli paste 1 tspn
Orange juice (no pulp) 5 tbspns
Lemon juice 2 tbspns
Chicken dipping sauce 4 tbspns
Palm sugar 1 tbspn
Corn flour 2 tspns
Salt as required
Water as required

Cooking method

Rub the chicken drumsticks lightly with salt.  Heat the oil in the wok and add the onion and fry until transparent.  Add chicken and stir-fry for eight minutes.  Now add garlic and chilli pastes and add the orange and lemon juice, chicken dipping sauce and five tablespoons boiling water.

Stir and add the palm sugar then bring to the boil and simmer for three minutes.

Mix the corn flour with two tablespoons of cold water then add to the liquid in the wok, stirring thoroughly as it thickens.  Make sure you move all the drumsticks through the thickening sauce and simmer for another two minutes.

Arrange the drumsticks on a warm serving dish and pour the sauce over them and serve immediately.