Sometimes, I really don’t favour the idea to dine out. If I go to Ikea, under normal circumstances, I need to spend around 20 minutes for traveling and another 20-30 minutes to find a place and order my food (during peak hours). The total time spent is actually equivalent (or maybe more) to cooking a simple one-dish meal at home. This is why I love one-dish meal so much. Among the entire one-dish meals I had tried before, I personally find that this recipe is the best - easiest and fastest. No special cooking experience required. You just need to make sure all the ingredients are available and read the steps properly.
This super fast meal is adapted from Mitong’s recipe. If you can read Chinese, check out her website which has featured many great recipes. Her steps-by-steps illustrations are also very useful for me as a novice to understand the cooking process. Hehehe!
2 small chicken thighs (de-boned) (I used chicken breast)
1 sweet yellow onion ( ½ for small size) – sliced (切丝)
1-2 leeks – sliced (斜段) (Refer to pic below)
2 eggs – lightly beaten
Mocked vegetarian barbecue pork/ char siew (optional)
Cooked rice – 2 rice bowls
Coriander leaves (for garnishing)
¼ cup cooking wine (I used Chinese Shaoxing cooking rice wine)
¼ cup light soya sauce
¼ cup mirin (Japanese sweet cooking sauce/wine. Ref to pic)
– You can substitute with cooking wine and sugar of the equal amount
¼ cup water
1 tbsp sugar
1) Cut the chicken into equal bite sizes. For chicken breast, use the back of the knife to chop for several times so that the breast meat will be tenderer. Use light soya sauce, cooking wine and cornstarch to marinate the chicken for 10 minutes.
2) Prepare seasonings and ingredients. (Ref to pic below)
3) Pour chicken, onion, leek, seasonings into the cooking pan. Simmer until the chicken is cooked. Do not cook for too long. (Ref to pic below)
4) Add in beaten eggs. Cover lid and simmer for 15 seconds. Turn off heat.
5) Pour over cooked rice, garnished with coriander leaves and serve.
If you find that this recipe is too easy-peasy, try my other one-dish meal recipes: