The other day i went to this spice place about 30 minutes from where i live , where you can buy spices as little as you need or as many as you need . Then i remembered that i need to get star anise , there was this dish from Simply Ming book that requires that . So tonight that’s what i cooked , i made chicken dish with star anise and ginger , and other root vegetables , the result .. the broth was OH MY .. it was so good !! Delicious and tasty .
So here is the star anise ginger braised whole chicken
Picture doesn’t do justice for this recipe ..
Here is the ingdredients you need :
1 -5 lb young chicken
3 celery stalks , chopped roughly
3 medium carrots , chopped roughly
2 medium onions , diced roughly
2 thyme sprigs
2 bay leaves
2 star anise
2 tbsp. of minced ginger
2 quarts of chicken stock
1/2 cup of soy sauce
1. In a large dutch pot , combine all ingredients together , submerge your chicken into the broth , everything should be well covered , if not , add more water . Do not forget to salt and pepper your chicken generously . Inside and outside .
2. Cover the pot , untit it starts boiling , bring it down to low heat , almost simmer , for 45 minutes to 1 hour . Turn the heat off , let it sit for 45 minutes to 1 more hour to cook til it’s done .
3. Serve with bowl of rice .