Sunday, April 24, 2011

Korean braised chicken legs with vegetables

Serve 3    Prep 10 minutes   cook 20 minutes
  • 6 chicken legs, bone in and skin on
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Mirin (cooking rice wine)
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp sugar, or more to taste
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seed oil
  • a pinch of black pepper
  • 4 dried Thai red chili
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 2 parsnips, peeled and cut into medium cubes (approx. 1″ x 1″)
  • 2 carrots,cubed similarly  to the parsnip.
  • handful of mushrooms, halved or quartered
  • a few stalks of green onion, chopped into 1/2 inch
  1. Rinse the chicken legs, cut around the bone and pull the meat down, looking like chicken blow pops, with a clean bone sticking out of a clump of tender chicken meat.
  2. Put it in the cold water and boil about 5-7 minutes. Remove from the heat and drain,
  3. In a large saute pan, mix together sugar, soy sauce, mirin,  ginger, garlic and dried red chili.  Mix well.  Add chicken and mix until all chicken pieces are coated.  Add vegetables and mix well.
  4. Heat a large pan over medium high heat.  cooking until the marinade is fragrant, about 5 minutes.  Pour 1/2 a cup of broth  over chicken and cover, reducing heat.  Check chicken after 15 minutes to make sure there is enough water, and add 1/4 cup of necessary.  You do NOT want to add too much liquid because the vegetables and the chicken all release juices and a too watery base is not ideal.  Cook for 25 minutes total, stirring occasionally and checking to make sure there is enough liquid and just adding a little bit at a time. 
  5.  Once chicken is fully cooked and vegetables are tender, add scallion pieces and toss.  Sprinkle with sesame seeds as a garnish.  Serve hot with fresh rice.

1 comment:

  1. This one was easy enough. I just tried the recipe with some modifications. I love it yummy.