This is another simple yet very tasty chicken dish which requires no frying, another of my mil’s recipe. Even Miss Spity Spat Sherilyn who hates meat loved the chicken! My mil doesn’t have any fixed measurement for the ingredients, she just estimates the ingredients and tastes the sauce as she cooks them.
Chicken drumsticks (5)
Soya sauce ( I suppose you need around 1 soup bowl. We use organic soya sauce)
Dark sauce (around 1-2 tablespoons)
1 whole garlic
1-2 tablespoons of Rose wine (this makes the sauce fragrant)
Water, enough to cover the drumsticks in the pot
A few pieces of star anise
1-2 tablespoons of ‘far ciu’ (that’s in Cantonese. I don’t know what it’s called in English but it kind of smells and looks like black peppercorns)
A few cubes of brown rock sugar.
Pour water and all the sauce ingredients into the pot and let them boil in slow fire for 20 minutes. Then, put the chicken drumsticks into the pot of sauce and let them stew for another 20 minutes in slow fire.
Dish out the chicken drumsticks with a little sauce and serve.
Let the remaining sauce cool down and store it in a covered glass ware or ceramic ware. Keep the sauce in the freezer and the next time when you’re busy, you can reheat the sauce and stew another batch of chicken drumsticks or chicken wings in a jiffy.
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