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Fiery Asian Chicken Braised with Mushrooms

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  Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
  Asian sesame oil 2 Tablespoon
  Asian sesame 2 Tablespoon
  Chicken 4 Pound, cut into pieces
  Chicken 4 Pound, quartered / cut into 8 pieces (1 whole)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), thinly sliced
  Mushrooms 10 Ounce, thinly sliced
  Rice vinegar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Soy sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Cinnamon stick 1 Inch
  Lime zest strip 1 (1 inch piece)
  Lime zest 1 Teaspoon
  Red pepper flakes 1⁄2 Teaspoon, dried
  Dried red pepper flakes 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cilantro leaves 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt To Taste

1) In a deep 6-quart flameproof casserole, saute the chicken in the oil over a medium-high heat for about 8 to 10 minutes, turning once. Remove the chicken and keep aside.
2) In the same casserole, saute the garlic, mushrooms, rice vinegar, soy sauce, cinnamon, lime zest and red pepper flakes, stirring continuously for a few minutes, until the mushrooms are softened.
3) Stir in the dark chicken into the casserole, and simmer covered over a low heat for 10 minutes.
4) Stir in the light chicken and simmer covered for another 20 minutes until the chicken is just done.
5) Transfer the chicken on a plate, allow to cool for 10 minutes, then remove and discard the skin and fat.
6) In a bowl or degreasing cup, strain the juices from the casserole, reserve the mushrooms, discard the cinnamon stick and lime strip.
7) Skim off the surface fat, return the degreased juices into the pan and bring them back to a simmer.
8) Stir in the cilantro and simmer for 30 seconds or until barely wilted.
9) Season to taste with salt, return the skinned chicken into the sauce and simmer over a low heat for 2 to 3 minutes until thoroughly heated.

10) Serve immediately on individual serving plates.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
55 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes

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Fiery Asian Chicken Braised With Mushrooms Recipe