Coconut Braised Chicken
Flavorful chicken infused with coconut for sweetness and a touch of spices. It is a nutritious main dish that is delicious paired with rice.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Yield: 4 people
- 3 lb chicken thighs and/or drumsticks
- dash black pepper and salt
- 5 Tbsp five spice
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1 onion
- 1 bulb garlic
- 2 cups water
- 2 Tbsp hoisin sauce
- 1/2 l coconut water
- 1 Tbsp soy sauce
- Wash chicken and pat dry.
- Chop onions. Open all garlic cloves and smash to marinate.
- In a bag, toss all the chicken with the dried seasonings (five spice, dash of salt, pepper, and sugar) as well as, the onions and garlic. Marinate overnight for flavorful chicken.
- Next day bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a pot over high heat. When boiling add chicken and cook for 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes, drain pot (keep only about a bowl of the broth). Now make the marinate for the next step (mixture of hoisin sauce and soy sauce).
- On high heat, bring half litter of coconut water to a boil. Add the bowl of broth earlier from the chicken.
- Add the soy/hoisin sauce mixture, as well as the chicken, onions and garlic. Cook for about 20 minutes, or until ready.
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