Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Braised chicken with daikon


Second week of school. I am so glad my tot absolutely loves his school. Today at drop off, he was so anxious for the door to open just like the first day. But this time, he just ran in without even saying good bye! My gosh..When I went to pick him up, he asked me why we had to leave. Haha I love how fast he gets used to the new environment. Hopefully it stays this way. It is so hard to see a kid crying going into a classroom. Especially when they're that little!

After a fun day at school, a long nap, snack and running around outside for a while - what a life!, I guess he got a little hungry. He loves his daikon and when he saw me cooking it, he could not wait. Every 5 minutes he came to me and shouted with excitement, "DINNER TIME!!!!!" Uh..dude, it's 430pm. After the anticipation, he thoroughly enjoyed the dish. Every. Bit. Of. It. =) 

It used to be hard to get daikon from local supermarkets but these days, along with napa cabbage, you can find them easily. If not, Asian markets always have them. They are good for digestion and cold. 
This dish is especially more enjoyable as it's getting chilly out just like stew is perfect fit for the chilly days. Drizzle some sauce over the rice and a bite of daikon with super tender chicken. YUM! 

Braised chicken with daikon

Ingredients :

1 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs(or breast), cubed
1 lbs daikon, cut into fan shape - thick quarter rounds
2 scallions, chopped
1 Tbsp Sesame oil 
2 hard boiled eggs, cut in half.(optional)


3 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp agave syrup
3 Tbsp mirin
2 Tbsp sherry
1/4 tsp ground ginger

Directions :

1. In a deep saute pan, heat up sesame oil and add chicken. Saute for 5 minutes. Add the daikon and 1 1/4 cup of water. Bring it to boil.

2. Add sauce and once it starts boiling, close the lid and simmer for 20 minutes.

3. With the lid open, bring it to boil again. Add eggs and boil for 5 minutes on medium high heat. 

4. Off heat, sprinkle scallions and serve. 

*Adapted from cookpad.

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