• Prep Time 20 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Description

Here’s a simple yet healthy chicken dish.

Recipe Ingredient

  • 800 g free-range or kampung chicken (cut into chunks)
  • 200 g fresh Chinese yam (cut into thick rounds, Hwai Shan)
  • 3 dried shiitake mushrooms (soaked until softened)
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 50 g ginger (sliced)
  • 2 slices tong kwai
  • 1 litre water
  • Seasoning:
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp chicken stock powder


  1. Marinate the chicken and mushrooms with the seasoning for at least an hour.
  2. To Cook
  3. Heat the sesame oil over medium heat and sauté the ginger and tong kwai until fragrant.
  4. Add in the marinated chicken and mushrooms. Continue to stir-fry for 5 to 8 minutes.
  5. Pour in water and stir to mix well. Add the Hwai Shan and simmer over low heat until meat is tender and the gravy is reduced.
  6. Dish out and serve.

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  1. Susie Kok - March 9, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    Dear Amy,
    How do you prepare the fresh Hwai Shan. I find it very slippery : virtually impossible to hold it and cut.


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