Weekend lunch are usually simple, packet noodle and mostly leftovers for me. I had leftovers chicken stock which I made a few days ago and stored in jars. With locked down going on its best to have chicken stocks ready in jars as well as to keep me occupied cooking in advance.
As you know me, I am a cheapskate person. I buy drumsticks when they are on sales. As well as with vegetables and prawns’ dumplings I told my sister to get me a packet from Costco. Everything is readily access. I have 3 boxes of different flavoured noodles.
Today, I felt like having this artificial stewed pork chop flavoured to go with chicken meat from drumsticks, added 2 dumplings and a bunch of bok choy. Needed some green in my diet. It’s delicious, hearty and flavourful from the drumsticks stock and the condiments from the packed noodle. Let’s cook!!!
1 packet artificial stewed pork chop flavoured noodle
1 bunch bok choy, cut to bite size
2 prawns’ dumplings, bought
hot water to parboil bok choy
4-6 c water, just enough to cover the drumsticks slightly above 1”
4 garlic cloves
1 c extra water (OPT)
1 Tsp chicken powder stock (OPT)
1 ” ginger
Do chicken stock one day in advance
In a pot, add drumsticks, 4 c water and bring it to a simmer on low heat about 35 minutes. As it simmers, skim the foam (impurities) off the top with a fine-mesh skimmer or a spoon. When it is done, strain stock through sieve into another pot (I usually line it with a muslin cloth).
Add remaining stock ingredients into pot with drumsticks. Simmer very gently for 1-2.5 hours. The longer the stock, the more flavour it will have, but the drumsticks will lose flavour. Remove the drumsticks from the pot once it has cooked.
Let it cool and remove meat from bones. Keep in an airtight container in fridge. Add in 1 extra cup of water and powder stock into stock. Bring it to boil for more stock and check seasoning. Switch off hob. When the stock had cool completely, spoon into sterilized jars with tight lids, label name and date make before you refrigerate them.
When you want the chicken pieces, use a clean dry spoon to scoop the amount you want. You can add the chicken pieces with anything. At least you have ready cook meat. Save you time. You can freeze them if you want to keep them for more than 4 weeks to 6 weeks.
The following day
Put kettle on and when boil, pour into a microwave safe bowl and add bok choy. Microwave bok choy for about 5 minutes. Bring out the microwave safe bowl, add in noodle with the condiments, chicken pieces and the dumplings.
Then gives a couple of stir and put back in microwave further 6- 7 minutes until noodle and dumplings are cooked and softened. Transfer them to serving bowls. Serve immediately with a glass of water. Enjoy!!!!