Monday, February 8, 2016

Wendell's Squash with Chicken and Watercress


Wendell found this recipe a couple of weeks ago in the Dining In and Out section of Wednesday's Star-Advertiser. It was veeeeeery tasty. Not sure if you're supposed to drink the broth, but I did 'cause it was yummy.

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2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
4 to 5 cloves garlic, minced
2 to 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch cubes 
1-1/2 cups chicken stock or broth 
8 cups hyotan (green summer squash), cut into 1-inch cubes 
Salt, to taste 
1/4 teaspoon white pepper 
Half-bunch watercress, cut into 1-inch pieces 
3 to 4 green onions, finely chopped

In deep pot, heat oil and saute ginger and garlic about 1 minute. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink. Add stock/broth, hyotan, salt and pepper. Cover and cook over medium heat about 20-25 minutes. Stir in watercress and green onions; cook another 1-2 minutes. Serve over hot rice. Serves 6.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

J: great spin on pork hyotan...gave me an idea. mahalo-N

jalna said...

Yay, N!

Honolulu Aunty said...

So ono looking! I going try tonight - with chicken and green papaya (cause our tree has plenty and our squash plant is just starting). Interesting that it uses both ginger and garlic - so not the Japanese type of dish with shoyu, mirin, and hondashi.

Thanks for sharing!

jalna said...

I think you'll like it, Aunty! I ate it as leftovers for a few days and never got tired of it.

Mark Shelby said...

I can't watch this. I have to wipe the drool off my keyboard! ; )

Honolulu Aunty said...

It was easy! But I didn't have ginger and watercress but even so, it tasted good! Thanks again!

jalna said...

Funny, Mark!!

Great, Aunty!!

Susan said...

I love food like this! Never had watercress before, I'm gonna try.

Joy Kihara said...

I'm going to try this, Jalna. Sounds so yummy.

jalna said...

Hey cuz!!! Thanks for dropping by! You're gonna love this. It was veeeery tasty.

Joy Kihara said...

Jalna, I finally made this. It was so delicious. I see a few other of your recipes that I want to try out.

jalna said...

Great Joy!!

Nena M. said...

Saw this yesterday, and making it for us tonight. In fact its almost done now, and I'm already drooling..the smell is amazing. Can't wait to eat it. Rice and poi on the side. Mahalo

jalna said...

Thanks for reminding me about this recipe Nena! We haven't had this dish in a long time. My throat's been sore for the last few days and this broth will be so soothing for it.