Chicken with Green Onion Sauce
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Serves: 2
  • 1 boneless chicken leg with skin
  • 1 stalk green onion, cut into long pieces
  • 2 slices ginger
  • 2 star anise
  • cilantro for topping (optional)
  • red chili pepper for topping (optional)
  • For the sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ tablespoon soy sauce
  • ¼ cup vegetable or olive oil
  1. Bring a medium pot of water(about 3 cups) to boil under high heat ( it took about 7 minutes for me)
  2. Turn to medium heat, carefully add in the chicken leg, ginger slices, green onion and stat anise into the boiling water and cook for about 7-8 minutes with lid on until the chicken is cooked through.
  3. Fish the chicken out, discard the boiled water, place the chicken under water with ice in it for about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove the chicken from the cold water, drain well, and cut the chicken into long pieces and place them onto a plate, set aside.
  5. Put green onion, garlic, ginger, sesame seeds in a container, toss in the salt and soy sauce.
  6. Heat the oil in a pan until smoking, carefully pour the hot oil around into the container, wait until the sizzling stops, mix all the ingredients well.
  7. Wait a couple of minutes for the sauce to cool off, pour it onto the chicken.
  8. Top with cilantro and red chili pepper to serve.
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