Samsui Chicken – 三水姜蓉鸡

Chinese
Mains
Poultry

Easy Level:

Cook Time:

Servings:

4

*take not not heat the oil overly high as it will burn the ginger and cause bitterness in the sauce.
Samsui chicken is a popular dish found in local Soup Restaurant chain in Singapore. It used to be a luxurious dish in the past. Eaten by the samsui women usually only once a year. The use of sesame oil and ginger sauce is believed to be able to rid the body of excess wind.
Some may ask, what’s the difference between this dish and Hainanese chicken. Let us tell you. This time round, the emphasis is not on the chicken but the To-DIE-For ginger sauce! You might have guessed. The secret to making a KILLER ginger sauce to add chicken fat to it!
The best way to devour this delicacy is to serve it with a slice of lettuce. The contrast of the refreshing and crispy lettuce cuts through the heavy ginger sauce making it light and delectable.

Ingredients

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Large chicken
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Large chicken
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g
sliced old ginger
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g
sliced old ginger
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stalks
stalks
spring onion
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stalks
stalks
spring onion
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litre
litre
chicken stock
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litre
litre
chicken stock
enough water to cover chicken
enough water to cover chicken
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tbsp
tbsp
salt (adjust to taste)
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tbsp
tbsp
salt (adjust to taste)
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cucumber
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cucumber
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iceberg lettuce
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iceberg lettuce

Ginger sauce

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g
g
old ginger
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g
g
old ginger
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g
g
young ginger
0.00
g
g
young ginger
0.00
cloves
cloves
garlic
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cloves
cloves
garlic
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
hua tiao wine (optional)
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tbsp
tbsp
hua tiao wine (optional)
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tbsp
tbsp
light soy sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
light soy sauce
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ml
ml
sesame oil
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ml
ml
sesame oil
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ml
ml
chicken oil (obtained from melting chicken fats)
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ml
ml
chicken oil (obtained from melting chicken fats)
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tbsp
tbsp
sugar
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tbsp
tbsp
sugar
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tbsp
tbsp
chicken powder (optional)
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tbsp
tbsp
chicken powder (optional)

Steps

1

Add 1 litre chicken stock to a pot of boiling water
Add 1 litre chicken stock to a pot of boiling water
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2

Add 2 tbsp salt and bring to boil
Add 2 tbsp salt and bring to boil
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3

Add 50g sliced old ginger,
Add 50g sliced old ginger,
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4

5 stalks spring onion,
5 stalks spring onion,
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5

Add 1 large chicken to pot, make sure there is enough water to cover it
Add 1 large chicken to pot, make sure there is enough water to cover it
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6

Bring to boil and simmer for 10 mins
Bring to boil and simmer for 10 mins
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7

Turn off heat and let it rest in the pot for 45 mins
Turn off heat and let it rest in the pot for 45 mins
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8

30g old ginger,
30g old ginger,
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9

80g young ginger,
80g young ginger,
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10

3 cloves garlic,
3 cloves garlic,
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11

1 tbsp hua tiao wine (optional),
1 tbsp hua tiao wine (optional),
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12

and 1 tbsp light soy sauce
and 1 tbsp light soy sauce
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13

Blend until smooth and transfer to bowl
Blend until smooth and transfer to bowl
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14

Heat 50ml sesame oil
Heat 50ml sesame oil
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15

and 30ml chicken oil in a pan
and 30ml chicken oil in a pan
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16

Once the oil starts to smoke add it to the ginger paste
Once the oil starts to smoke add it to the ginger paste
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17

Add 2 tbsp sugar
Add 2 tbsp sugar
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18

and 1 tbsp chicken powder (optional)
and 1 tbsp chicken powder (optional)
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19

Mix well and set aside
Mix well and set aside
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20

Cut cucumbers into slices and lay it out in a ring
Cut cucumbers into slices and lay it out in a ring
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21

Remove chicken from pot and cool it down with ice water
Remove chicken from pot and cool it down with ice water
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22

Cut chicken into serving size
Cut chicken into serving size
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23

Serve with ginger sauce
Serve with ginger sauce
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24

Best way to enjoy the dish
Best way to enjoy the dish
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25

Add chicken to a piece of iceberg lettuce
Add chicken to a piece of iceberg lettuce
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26

then cucumber slices
then cucumber slices
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27

and top with ginger sauce
and top with ginger sauce
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