11 April 2009

Chicken Steak with Onions

My grandma used to make this for breakfast. Yes.. breakfast. Gran's typical breakfast was usually 2 dishes served with lots of steamed rice. Most breakfasts were bigger than what we would usually eat for lunch. Breakfast was the most important meal...and every important meal had to have rice.

I usually make this dish for dinner now. :)

Chicken Steak with Onions
Original recipe from my grandma
  • 350g of Chicken Thigh Pieces (skin removed, sliced into 4-5cm pieces)
  • 1 brown onion (sliced)
  • 2 thumbsized pieces of ginger (smashed)
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of chinese rice wine
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cornflour


  1. Place thigh pieces in a mixing bowl, add ingredients one by one (except for the onions), mixing until they are combined. Cover and leave to marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hr.
  2. In a heated pan add a dash of cooking oil and saute the onions with a pinch of salt. Before the onions become too soft, remove and set aside.
  3. Bring the pan to medium-high heat, add some more cooking oil and the ginger from the marinated chicken.
  4. Once the oil has the ginger fragrance, add the chicken to the pan and brown on both sides.
  5. Once chicken is about done, add onions back to the pan and saute around. Place a lid on the pan and turn the heat down.
  6. Let simmer for about 5-7 minutes. Remove and serve with some steam rice.

  • I prefer to cut the chicken thighs into smaller pieces about 4-5cm. Making it easier to cook.
  • Add some water if the sauce becomes too thick during the simmering stage.

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