Using Herbs and Spices

Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Poultry)

Braised Soy Sauce Chicken Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 6-8

1.5 kg

1 inch

1 stalk


Garnishing :

1 sprig



Marinade :

3 tablespoons

1/4 teaspoon

1/2 tablespoon


Seasoning :

8 tablespoons

2 teaspoons

1 tablespoon

1 tablespoon


1 inch

Chicken, cleaned

Ginger, crushed

Leek, cut into two and crushed



Coriander (cilantro) leaves

Tomato slice



Cooking wine

Ground peppercorn




Soy sauce

Dark soy sauce


Sesame oil

Star anise

Cinnamon bark

Method :
  • Rub chicken inside out with marinade ingredients. Stuff it with leek and ginger.

  • Place chicken in a steamer. Steam for 15 minutes over high heat. Remove chicken and retain 200 ml of its liquid.

  • Put seasoning ingredients together with retained liquid in a deep pan. Bring to boil.

  • Lower heat and put in the chicken. Turn chicken constantly till it is evenly dark brown in color.

  • Remove chicken and allow to cool a little before cutting into bite-sized pieces. Arrange on a serving plate.

  • Heat sauce in pan. Discard spices and pour over the chicken.

  • Garnish with coriander (cilantro) leaves and tomato slices.

  • Serve hot.

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