OK, here’s a chicken chop recipe that’s so simple and versatile even the most amateur of kitchen warriors would have no problem preparing it. Best of all, it’s far healthier than the deep fried variety you get at “western food” stalls, and easier on the wallet too.
get your friendly chicken seller to cut the thigh & drumsticks in one piece
A useful tip – go to your local wet market and get the chicken seller to prepare chicken chop cuts for you. They are professionals and can do it within seconds (takes me 10x as long), and you also get the leftover bones that you can use as soup stock.
So here are the ingredients I use, and there’s a great flexibility here.
- two pieces of thigh + drumstick, cut in chicken chop style
- 2 table spoon oyster sauce
- 2 table spoon dark soya sauce
- a pack of king oyster mushroom
- 1-2 yellow onion
- 1/4 cauliflower
- pepper and some rosemary (optional)
fry for a bit before putting everything in oven
- marinate the chicken with dark soya sauce, oyster sauce, and pepper. Feel free to add some rosemary too. Let this sit for at least 15-20 minutes
- heat up the grill pan, and pan fry the chicken with minimal usage of oil for 1-2 minutes on each side
- place the mushroom and vegetable around the chicken and shove everything into the oven (start heating it at 175C during the pan fry process)
- bake for 20 minutes, remove and sprinkle some salt on the vegetables
- serve while hot
a bit of capsicum would have given the chicken chop better color, oh well
And there you go, a meal for two that is easy to prepare, rather healthy, and positively delicious! I make this about once every couple weeks, and each time with different side dishes (vegetables). You can actually do the same with pork as well, though I usually make namyu pork chop instead.
Happy cooking and do check out other recipes.