Exotic One Pot Chicken

Angela Nair


This is an easy exotic One Pot dish. Its attractive and appetizing to serve. And its healthy!
Its oriental spices give it an authentic exotic flavour.
Make it in advance and it just gets better....

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Serves 4
30 Min
30 Min
Pan Fry


1 kg
chicken pieces, skin on or off
1 Tbsp
vegetable oil
15 g
fresh root ginger, peeled and cut into thin strips
3 clove
garlic, finely sliced
80 ml
rice wine or dry sherry
125 ml
chicken stock
1 Tbsp
runny honey
star anice
60 ml
light soy sauce
3 Tbsp
orange juice or the juice of 1 clementine
spring onions, thinly sliced
rice or mangetout, to serve
a handful of cashew nuts for garnish

How to Make Exotic One Pot Chicken


  • 1Heat a large frying pan. Fry the chicken in the oil for 4-5 minutes on each side, until brown and caramelised - transfer to a plate.
  • 2Drain all but the 1 tablespoon of fat from the pan. Add the ginger, garlic, rice wine, stock, honey, star anise and soy sauce and bring to the boil.
  • 3Add the orange or clementine juice and chicken and, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for about 30 minutes until cooked through. Turn the chicken after 15 minutes so it cooks evenly.
  • 4Remove the chicken from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside. Bring the liquid back to the boil and cook for 2-3 minutes to reduce the sightly.
  • 5Remove the star anise. Return the chicken to the pan. Stir to coat the chicken in the sauce. Sprinkle with the spring onion and cashew nuts and serve on a bed of rice and mangetout, or french cut green beans.

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About Exotic One Pot Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian
Dietary Needs: Low Carb
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtag: #healthy