Saturday, January 9, 2010

Chicken in Shiitake Mushroom Sauce

I invented this recipe as I was trying to think of something to cook for a Christmas party. I went to the supermarket and impulsively bought several things that looked good, without a real plan whether they can be cooked together or not. Don't worry, I didn't combine everything I bought that day. Here is what I used.


5 chicken quarters

1/2 lbs shiitake mushrooms

2 carrots
1 red onion

4 Tbsp soy sauce

1/2 cup cooking wine


seasoning mix

This would make enough food for about 8 people. If you don't plan to cook for a party, you can use thighs with skin and bones instead of the quarters. Accordingly reduce the quantities of the other ingredients.

Cover the chicken quarters with your favorite seasoning mix. If you don't use seasoning mix, you can combine salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, and a bit of sugar. Sprinkle with a little bit of oil. You don't need much oil here, because as the chicken cooks, it will release the fat from the skin. Bake at 350F for an hour or little longer turning once or twice to make sure it browns on both sides.

While the chicken is baking, slice the onion, mushrooms and carrots. Saute them in oil for a few minutes. Then add soy sauce and wine. Continue cooking over medium heat for another couple of minutes.

Arrange the baked chicken in a baking dish and cover it with the sauce. Cook in the oven, covered, at 350F for another 15-20 minutes.

Serve over white rice.

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1 comment:

  1. Tasted the original, and it was great!