Poached chicken with shallot oil and oyster sauce and green shallot (FODMAP friendly)

Poached chicken with shallot oil and oyster sauce (FODMAP friendly)

A whole chicken gently poached, shredded by hand, tossed in sizzling shallot oil, and drizzled with a light oyster sauce.

(Serve 2 as a FODMAP recipe)

Step 1. poach the chicken

Ingredients
  • a whole chicken, 1.5-2kg
  • a few slices of ginger
  • salt to taste
Method
  • For a more efficient cooking process, insert a cut along the skin between the leg and the breast (both sides).
  • In a large pot, add boiling water sufficient to submerge the whole chicken; add salt and ginger
  • Lay the chicken in the water, breast side up; bring to boil; turn the chicken over with the breast side down, bring to boil; cover with a lid; turn the heat to low, simmer the chicken is just cooked (about 45 minutes to 1 hour); You may need to turn the chicken over once or twice to make sure it is cooked evenly on both side
  • Drain and place the chicken on a plate to cool
  • Pull the meat off and shred the meat by hand; discard the bones
Slow poached chicken, threaded by hand
Slow poached chicken, threaded by hand

2. Shallot sauce

Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. cooking oil
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup of sliced green shallot (aka, spring onion, scallion) – for a FODMAP recipe, use the green tops only
Method

In a small saucepan, bring the cooking oil to high heat; add the sliced green shallot and a little salt, sauté for a few seconds; remove heat and add sesame oil

Shallot and sesame oil (aka spring onion or scallion)
Shallot and sesame oil (aka spring onion or scallion)

3. Light oyster sauce

Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp. oyster sauce, mixed with 1 tbsp. of water
  • 1 tsp. potato starch (or corn flour), mixed with 3 tbsp. of water
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
Method

In a small saucepan, mix 1 tbsp. of oyster sauce with 1 tbsp. water, cook over low heat and bring it to just below boiling; add sesame oil; turn the heat off, add the corn flour (or potato starch) mixture, stir until the sauce thicken; set aside to cool.

Light oyster sauce - as a dipping sauce
Light oyster sauce – as a dipping sauce

4. To finish

  • Add the cooked shallot to the chicken, toss
  • Pour the oyster sauce over the chicken
  • Garnish with sliced chili (seeds remover) and sesame seeds to serve (optional)
Meal for homeless - slow poached chicken with oyster sauce and green shallot (FODMAP friendly)
Poached chicken with oyster sauce and shallot oil

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