Wanted to have something sour, sweet and fragrant for dinner and I found those great ingredients combination just right inside my fridge. And having a pressure cooker comes handy, you can chuck them in at a go and start the cooking with a flick of a button. (two buttons to be exact). My tamarind chicken came out just nice as I wanted it to be. Sweet, sour and fragrant. Here I use Sakura chicken as I like the meat biting texture but normal chicken can do the task easily, just my preference. One more thing, there will definite be a lot of sauce at the end of the cooking, take some out and had it reduced over the stove within no time and pour the reduce sauce onto the chicken and serve.
Smells good, looks good definitely taste good !
1/2 Sakura Chicken (cut into desire pieces)
3 Shallots (sliced thinly)
3 Tomatoes (half or quarter)
1 Torch ginger (quarter) optional
1/2inch Ginger (sliced)
2 lemongrass (sliced)
40gm Tamarind Paste
250ml Warm water
1tbsp Oyster sauce
1tbsp Dark soy sauce
10gm Lump/Rock sugar
1. Soak the tamarind paste into the warm water for a few minutes, extract the juice and keep aside.
2. Place all the ingredients chicken, shallot, tomato, ginger, torch ginger, lemongrass, dark soy sauce, oyster sauce, lump sugar and tamarind juice into the slow cooker pot
3. Click the buttons (meat then start buttons) and cook for 30-40minutes.