Chicken in Lemon Cinnamon SauceA

Confused if am sad or happy….few more days left for me to relocate to India and am not sure if I am happy or sad. Excited to meet old friends but sad to leave my Manila friends.
We have enjoyed here so much with endless get together, trips, barbeques and lots and lots of activities.Yummy food cooked by yayas,sons school etc.
Yups, ready to move on with all the sweet memories.Also looking forward to meet some of my best friends. The last one month was really busy with all packing and stacking 🙂 ,determined to take complete rest for the next 15 days as the following 1 month will be hectic again settling myself and Sid.
Also before shifting back I have decide to be on complete Filipino diet hehehh :-). So today I would love to share one such recipe .Its called , “Fried Chicken with Lemon and spice sauce.
Fried Chicken Pieces.
For the Sauce 
1/2 c. of cinnamon and star anise
1/4 c. of light soy sauce
salt, to taste
3 to 4 finger chilies, diced
To make the syrup
1.Boil together sugar and water. In equal amounts. As soon as the sugar dissolves, turn off the heat. Cool the mixture.2.Take 2 airtight jar,In one , put  two stalks of lemongrass (the light portion only; see tips), cut to fit inside the jar then lightly pound them with the dull side of a knife to bruise.
3. Put 1/4 Cup lemon Juice.
4.Into the other jar, drop in the zest of two lemons or limes, or the zest or one lemon and one lime (You can fill the jars with the cooled  syrup. Cover tightly  and store in the fridge)
5. Now the cooking part-Mix together the  syrup with powdered cinnamon stick , star anise and soy sauce. 
6.Pour the mixture into a wide pan, add the chilies and bring to the boil.
7.Spread the fried chicken on the pan, skin side down. Cook over high heat for five minutes.
8.Turn the chicken over, pour in half a cup of water, bring to the boil, lower the heat, cover the pan and allow the chicken to braise slowly in the little liquid for 15 minutes, basting the top with the sauce every five minutes or so.9.While the chicken cooks, boil the sauce, uncovered, until thickened a bit. Watch it closely coz the sugar might burn. When the desired consistency is reached, turn off the heat and strain.

Serve hot with rice, sauce, salad and onion rings and ENJOY.


9 responses to “Chicken in Lemon Cinnamon SauceA

  1. Pingback: Am strictly on Filipino Diet :-)…..Chicken with Lemon Cinnamon Sauce | Mothers Secret Home Recipes

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