Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Slow Cooked Chicken Drumsticks

Slow cook (me) cooking this dish slowly in a slow cooker - it is good for any cold, grey and lazy day when you don't want to be a kitchen slave.

3 slices of ginger
3 cloves garlic, bruised
7-8 chicken drumsticks
½ cup soy sauce
1 red chilli or ¼ teaspoon of chilli flakes
2 teaspoons of shaved palm sugar
2 tablespoons of tomato sauce for colour
A couple rounds of freshly ground black pepper
½ cup of water
A teaspoon of canola oil
1 spring onion, thinly sliced for garnish
1-2 teaspoons of corn flour, mixed with ¼ cup of of water

Line a crock-pot with ginger, garlic and chilli and place the drumsticks on top. Mix the rest of the ingredients except the last two (spring onion and corn flour mixture) in a jug and pour over the chicken. Cook on low for 4 hours.

When the drumstick are cooked and tender after 4 hours, shift them to one side and transfer half of the liquid to a saucepan. Taste at this point and add more soy sauce and sugar if needed. Add corn flour mixture to the sauce pan and bring to the boil over medium high heat for several minutes. Stir frequently until the flour is well cooked and the liquid is thickened. Lift the drumsticks and place them in serving dish – return the thickened liquid to the crock-pot and stir with the rest cooking liquid to combine. Pour the liquid over the chicken and sprinkle with spring onion. Serve hot with rice.

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