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Hainan-style Chicken

This dish is characterized by the rich flavors of honey and ginger. It's a Malaysian dish that is commonly cooked throughout the Orient with slight variations.
Hainan-style Chicken

This dish is characterized by the rich flavors of honey and ginger. It's a Malaysian dish that is commonly cooked throughout the orient with slight variations. As a whole Malaysian cuisine is often characterized by sweet, spicy, or pungent flavors.
 
Chef Brian M. Romano, CEC
Serves 2

Ingredients:

2                     Chicken breasts
2 Tablespoons    Canola oil
1 1/2  cups        Water

Hainin Paste

1 Tablespoon        Fresh ginger, shredded
1 Tablespoon        Garlic cloves, minced
1 Teaspoon        Honey
1 Tablespoon        Sesame oil
1 Tablespoon        Soy sauce
1 pinch        Cayenne pepper

Directions:
1.    To make paste combine the ginger, garlic, honey, sesame oil, soy sauce and cayenne pepper. Mix until smooth.
2.    Coat the chicken with the hainin paste, and then cover. Put in refrigerator for 1 hour.
3.    In a skillet, heat canola oil until almost smoking. Add the chicken and sear on both sides until golden brown.
4.    Add 3 cups of water and cover immediately. Cook on a low heat and flip chicken 5 minutes into the cooking process. Continue to cook until water is almost completely gone.
5.    Slice and serve immediately. This dish is well accompanied by coconut rice and often served with cucumbers or chopped scallions.

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