Christmas eve dinner was simple but yummy. We are not big fans of turkey, so chicken it is. (Save a bit of money too coz' Turkey is so very, very expensive here). In my household, the drumstick is the most valuable and most sort after part of the chicken. It usually ends up on my daughters plate (an example of a parent's sacrifice). Since Christmas dinner is about having a good treat, everyone gets a drumstick. Even better, a whole leg!
This " Chicken in Mushroom Sauce" recipe is by my friend Joyce. Had some at her home one day and my whole family loved it. Actually, I don't really know what the dish is called, so I just made the name up. Hehehe. But basically, that's what it is -- Chicken in mushroom sauce. We ate it with rice but I bet it would be great with mash potatoes too.
Okay, here is the recipe:
Chicken whole leg
Light soy sauce
1 can Campbell Mushroom soup
1/2 can evaporated milk
2 tbsp mayonnaise
How to cook it?
Marinate the whole leg in soy sauce and pepper
Later, brown it on a pan (like the picture above)
In a pot, make your sauce. Pour out the contents of your mushroom soup and add 1 can of water (as instructed on the Campbell soup can). Stir until all is nicely dissolved and no lumps. Add in 1/2 can evaporated milk and 2 tbsp of mayonnaise.
In a baking dish, put your browned chicken whole leg and pour the sauce on top.
Pop it into the oven to bake. I baked mine at 200 degrees celcius for about 30 minutes. My oven is small, so stuff usually cooks faster. But I would say 30 - 45 minutes is a good time. Afterall, your chicken will be half cooked already because you browned it first.
If you have lots of chicken and need more gravy, just double up on the sauce ingredients.
Of course we had to have vegetables too to balance out the meal. So I made a mix of brocolli, cauliflower, carrots and prawns stir fry.
How I cooked it?
Saute garlic in butter
Add in the prawns. When prawns are cooked, remove them. You don't want to overcook them with the veges.
Again saute garlic in butter.
Add in the brocolli, cauliflower and carrots. Stir fry a bit.
Pour in a little water. Close the wok with a lid and let the vegetables steam.
As the vegetables are pretty much cooked, add in a little chicken stock powder (if not just salt to taste).
Put in your cooked prawns and stir fry it around a bit.