Indonesian Braised Chicken in Sweet Soy Sauce with Tenderstem® broccoli Coconut Rice

Indonesian Braised Chicken in Sweet Soy Sauce with Tenderstem® broccoli Coconut Rice

What would you do with Tenderstem® broccoli if you were tasked with giving it an Indonesian twist? Probably something like this braised chicken recipe.

Preparation time

5 minutes

Cooking time

1 hour, 30 minutes



Dietary requirements

  • Dairy free
  • Nut free

Nutritional information per serving

  • kcal 655
  • Fat 15.5g Medium
  • Saturates 8g High
  • Carbs 84.4g
  • Sugars 12.5g Low
  • Fibre 4.3g
  • Protein 42.3g
  • Salt 2.3g High
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  1. Add the vegetable oil to a large deep frying pan and set over a high heat. Fry the chicken pieces on both sides until well browned, about 8-10 minutes.

  2. Reduce the heat a little and stir in the shallots, garlic and ginger. Pour over the chicken stock, soy sauce and honey and stir well. Tuck in the lemongrass, bring up to the boil, then reduce the heat to as low as possible and cover with a tight fitting lid or well pressed down piece of foil. Cook for 45 minutes, then turn the chicken pieces over and cook for a further 45 minutes.

  3. Halfway through braising the chicken, once you have turned it over, start the rice. Put all the ingredients in a heavy based saucepan with a tight fitting lid. Stir well and set aside to soak for 30 minutes. Then set over a medium heat, bring up to the boil, stir once, recover and simmer for just 1 minute. Turn off the heat, do not remove or open the lid, and leave for 12 minutes after which time the rice should have absorbed all the liquid. Fluff up with fork and discard the lemongrass.

  4. Blanch the Tenderstem in boiling water for 3 minutes until tender but with plenty of bite. Drain and lightly fold through the rice.

  5. Serve the chicken on top of the rice and pass the coriander and red chilli around separately for people to help themselves.

    Cook's tip:

    The braised chicken tastes really great the day after it is made as the flavours mature, so make it ahead of time if you prefer. Reheat in the oven, covered, at 180°C/fan 160°C/gas mark 4 for 30-40 minutes or until piping hot.

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Nutrition information for Tenderstem® broccoli is based on lab analysis of the raw product commissioned by Tenderstem® broccoli. Please note, nutrition may vary due to origin, methods of storage and preparation, and freshness.

Nutrition analysis of recipes featured on the Tenderstem® broccoli website is calculated by a registered dietitian using McCance and Widdowson's The Composition of Foods, Seventh Edition, but may vary slightly depending on the specific ingredients used. Analyses do not include optional ingredients or suggested accompaniments unless specific amounts are given. If there is a range in the amount of an ingredient, the smaller amount is used. When a recipe lists a choice of ingredients, the first is used.