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Nyonya Chicken Stew (Pongteh)

  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x


  • 1 chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces or 1/2 lb. chicken drumsticks
  • 1 Yukon Gold potato, peeled and cut into large pieces
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons salted soy beans (tauchu)
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 cups of water


  1. Crush the salted soy beans into a paste in a mortar and pestle or with a fork
  2. Saute garlic over medium high heat until fragrant
  3. Add soy bean paste and saute for 1 minute
  4. Add in chicken and toss to coat well. Cook until the chicken is no longer pink
  5. Add water and potatoes and bring to a boil
  6. Add dark soy sauce and sugar
  7. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 30 minutes or until potatoes are cooked and ready to crumble
  8. Stir gently to crumble a little of the potatoes to thicken the stew
  9. Dish and serve hot
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins