Wednesday, October 15, 2008

What to do with all those Brand's Chicken Essence?

During my wife's confinement, we have received so many boxes of Brand's chicken essence. It is impossible to finish them all and honestly we still have several boxes in our kitchen cabinets. Well, there are many ways to take this chicken essence instead of just drinking it directly from the bottle. We found a recipe in the confinement cook book that we bought that uses Brand's chicken essence for a frog dish. So last night, instead of using frogs (that some people do not eat), I bought two chicken drumstick instead.


  • 2 nos of chicken drumstick
  • 20g of shredded ginger
  • 1 bottle of Brand's chicken essence


  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of light soya sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of Chinese wine
  • 1 teaspoon of fried shallot oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of corn starch
  1. Wash chicken drumstick and cut into pieces. Season and mix well with marinade for at least an hour.
  2. Steam marinaded chicken drumstick and chicken essence separately for 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked. Remove from steamer and pour the chicken essence over the cooked chicken drumstick, mix lightly and serve immediately.


HN said...

Wow, thanks for sharing this recipe!!! I wanna get rid of my chicken essence too :P

Daddy said...

Haha. You are welcome. I still have several boxes. Am still hunting for other recipes that uses chicken essence. Will share more if I find any. Thanks for dropping by. Keep in touch.

Mummy to QiQi said...

hi, thanks for dropping by. i use d chicken essence to pour onto steam fish, garnished with fried garlic n ginger. it taste good too. shall try yur recipe this time :)

Leona said...

Nice knowing u, daddy.

How did the dish turn out?? I am sure your wife loved it. I see you are fond of cooking.It is nice to know a 'domesticated' man... haha.

Daddy said...

Haha. `Domesticated'?? Started to learn and enjoy cooking only the last couple of years. In my younger days, the only dish I know is maggie mee and fried egg. The dish turns out great and she loves it (She better, otherwise, she would have to cook instead....hehe)

Daddy said...

Hi qiqi's mummy. Never thought of pouring chicken essence over steam fish. Shall try that next. But I am totally useless when it comes to steaming fish. I guess practice makes perfect. Someone once taught me to put a ceramic tablespoon under the fish (I think) while steaming fish. Is that true and why ar??

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Ryan's daddy, seems like you are a good cook! All the dishes that you cooked looked so yummy!

I dont like chicken essense, so normally I wont drink it, unless I feel tired.

Daddy said...

Hi Sarah's Mommy. I don't think I am a good cook lar but I am adventurous to try out new recipes and see how they turn out. Most of the time, I can't remember how a particular dish is cooked. I have to keep on referring to the cook book to redo it. Incidentally, my wife also dislike essence chicken unless I used it for cooking.

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

At least you are willing to cook and try new food. For me, I am just too afraid to cook new food for my husband, because he is picky eater.

Daddy said...

Hi Sarah's mommy. I am a pretty picky eater myself or so my wife said. But being able to experiment with new dishes injects the fun into cooking. Cooking the same old dishes everyday can be boring and makes cooking a chore.

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