This Chinese-fusion dish is usually served at formal functions and gatherings, such as weddings. You don’t need to wait for any special event to enjoy this dish. You will need a few spices, 30 to 40 minutes of your time, and voila, you will have your own Asian Spicy Poached Chicken to enjoy at your dining table.
Here is what you will need:
1 to 2 pounds chicken thighs with skin and bone-in
1 small stalk of lemongrass
Peel of half an orange
1 stalk celery
1 tablespoon whole peppercorns
1 teaspoon caraway seeds
1 ounce piece fresh ginger root
1 red Thai chili
2 green finger chilies
2 pieces star anise
½ a red onion
1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
Some fresh filtered water
Half a cup coconut oil or olive oil
Begin by placing cleaned chicken pieces in a pot or pan with enough water to cover the chicken. Add in the lemongrass, orange peel, celery, and salt. Bring to a simmer and cook covered for 15 to 20 minutes.
After about 5 minutes of the spices steeping in the oil, pour the ‘sauce’ over the drained chicken pieces. You can strain the oil off if you want, but the traditional way of serving this dish is with all the spices left in the oil.
This dish is best enjoyed with a side of mixed vegetables. If you do strain the oil off, save it and use it as a dipping sauce or pour it over steamed vegetables for a great flavor. Enjoy your Asian Spicy Poached Chicken.
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