Chicken Hamonado with Green Raisins

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Quite busy for weeks I didn’t have time to blog so here’s another easy recipe. It’s basically the same as my 1st chicken hamonado post but instead of fruit juice, I used what was left of our raisin snack.

Ingredients:
2 large chicken thigh/leg
1 tbsp. of crushed garlic
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup Chinese green raisins
2 tbsp. of sugar
salt & crushed peppercorns
leak, julienned

Mix the above ingredients in a pot. Pour enough water to cover the chicken and simmer until the chicken is cooked and the sauce is thick.

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Iska
I am not a professional cook. My only claim to having a culinary background is a short stint as my dad’s teen ‘sous chef’ in his carinderia ages ago. Dad ran small eateries since I was a young kid - serving standard ‘turo-turo’ food ranging from the likes of menudo, adobo, pritong isda, dinuguan, binagoongan, bopis, munggo, pinakbet and giniling to merienda fares like goto, ginataan, pancit bihon, halu-halo and saging con yelo.

My father, a farmer in his hometown before working his way to becoming an accountant, definitely influenced my cooking in a lot of ways than I thought. My siblings and I were raised in a backyard full of fruit trees and vegetable garden. We spent weekends and the summer breaks running around with ducks, chickens, goats and pigs. I had wonderful memories of gathering eggs, butchering chickens, selling vegetables and the sweet aroma of preserved fruits. But my love for art led me to a degree in Architecture. Just few months after getting my license, I went abroad and lived independently at age 23. Definitely no maid, no cook, and a totally different food culture. Along the way I met lots of friends and spent what seemed a lifetime learning new tricks and recipes.

Now living in Auckland, I am a work-from-home mum who juggles time between work, fun and family - in pursuit of work-life balance. No matter how busy I am, I love the idea of cooking for my family. My blog chronicles home cooking greatly influenced by life outside my home country from Southeast Asia to Beijing and Auckland. And most of the time, being busy also means easy (sometimes quick), affordable meals.

6 thoughts on “Chicken Hamonado with Green Raisins

  1. did something like this for lunch kanina but not as simple and easy as how you did it… nextime.
    reminds me of chicken in oyster sauce with leeks but i also didn’t use oyster sauce i used my korean bbq sauce but it looks the same! pareho kaya ang lasa?

  2. yeah girls i like it simple, quick and nice. most of the time hehehe kac busy busy din e.
    ces i think what u did is really similar just a bit different…

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