Recipes: Potato Chicken

My Mum used to make this a lot when I was a kid and I loved it so I tried making it some time back. I was delighted to discover that it’s a hit with the fussy hubby as well so I thought I’d better write down the recipe before I forget what I did. Here it is…

Potato Chicken


  • 1 whole chicken chopped into pieces
  • marinade: 1 tbsp oil, 1 tsp sesame oil, dash of pepper, 2 tbsp light soy sauce, 3 tbsp dark soy sauce, 200 ml water
  • a few slices of ginger
  • a few cloves of garlic (smash them)
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and chopped into large chunks
  • 1 carrot, peeled and chopped into large chunks


  • Marinade the chicken pieces with the marinade ingredients.
  • Put everything into a stock pot.
  • Add the ginger, garlic, onion, potatoes and carrot.
  • Bring to the boil, stirring occasionally.
  • Drop the heat and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat and serve.

The end result can be a bit oily so you might want to skim off some of the oil layer. You can also remove the chicken skin.

Variations: you can omit either the carrots or the potatoes, but I think you must have at least one of them to maintain the flavour of the dish.

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