Friday, September 11, 2015

Soy Sauce Chicken With Old Cucumber (Slow-Cooker)

This is a soupy soy sauce take.

I love the slow cooker for many reasons and believe that I have mentioned this more than once on this blog. It's a convenient way to cook. The basics - put all the ingredients into the pot, walk away for couple of hours while it works it's magic. The other reason I like it is that it draws out a rich, smooth flavour that is indescribably pleasant and makes meat oh-so-tender.

This is a dish I cook fairly often, with many variations. Carrots, potatoes, lotus root, dried red dates are some of the ways I change this recipe about.

The soup has a mild flavourful taste. I enjoy eating the cucumber flesh. This chicken dish is best eaten with white rice.

Old Cucumber And Chicken On The Slow-Cooker, Flavoured With Soy Sauce

Old Cucumber Chicken (Slow-Cooker)

- ½ chicken
- 1 large old cucumber (remove seeds in the center, slice with skin on)
- 1 large onion (cut into chunks)
- 2 tbsp wolfberries (rinsed)
- 1 tbsp oyster sauce
- ½ tsp light soy sauce
- 3 cups hot water
- Fresh coriander for the garnish

To season chicken:
- 1 tsp dark soy sauce
- ½ tsp light soy

1) Season chicken with light and dark soy sauce. Leave aside. Prepare the rest of the ingredients.

2) Switch the slow cooker on. Set on high. Add three cups of hot water into it.

3) Place onions, wolfberries and old cucumbers inside. Drizzle a little light soy and oyster sauce over. Stir.

4) Place the chicken on top. Slow cook for about 2 and a half hours (cooking time may vary), until chicken is lightly browned and tender, but not overly.

5) Serve garnished with fresh coriander.

1) Place vegetable ingredients into the slow-cooker.
2) Placing the chicken on top.
3) Almost done!

Tip: Baste the chicken (with either oyster sauce or the soup itself) after 1½ hours and continue cooking for a lovelier brown.

Soy Sauce Chicken With Old Cucumber (Slow-Cooker)

A Close-up - Chicken, Old Cucumber, Wolfberries, Coriander!

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  1. I've to admit the slow-cooker is one of the best kitchen gadgets ever! I've had mine for over 10 years & it's still my favourite cookware. Can I come over now?? xoxo

    1. Yes! We should start a slow-cooker party. I've been using one for as long as I can remember! ^.^ xo

  2. Delicious! I have never thought of adding cucumber in soy chicken. It certainly looks very delicious, Sharon.

    1. Thank you, Angie. It's my kind of comfort food. ^.^

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