Home-style Chicken tofu 家 常 雞 條 豆 腐

Home-style Chicken tofu  家 常 雞 條 豆 腐

Soya tofu is known to be nutritious with health benefits. Tofu may be bland and plain for some but if you use the right ingredients to create a marriage of flavours it will be spectacular.

This is a popular dish among the Chinese households. Every family has their own interpretation, whether it is adding pork, beef, shrimps or vegetables creating a versatile dish for everyday consumption.

My home-style version is really simple. It is light on the palette and goes well with steamed rice.
Home style Chicken tofu 2

home style chicken tofu

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time:
10 minutes


450 grams firm tofu
4 chicken thighs
3 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon groundnut oil
1 sprig spring onion

Sauce Ingredients
80 ml hot boiling water
1 teaspoon oyster sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon chicken powder
2 dashes white pepper

Thickening sauce
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon corn flour

• Combine sauce ingredients into a bowl, mix well and set aside. Rinse tofu in cold water, drain, cut into bite size cubes, set aside.

• Wash thighs, remove skin, bones and discard, cut the meat into thick strips and set aside.

• Use a mortar and pestle, pound the garlic into a paste.

• Heat a clay pot or a non-stick pot on medium/high heat, add oil, once heated, add garlic paste and stir fry for 10 seconds.

• Add chicken strips, stir fry for 2 minutes. Add in the sauce, reduce the heat to a low setting and boil for 2 minutes with the lid on.

• Mix corn flour with water, add into the pot along with tofu cube. Cook on a medium heat for 5 minutes.  Sprinkle on chopped onions. Serve.



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