Chicken Ham: The Recipe

CHICKEN-HAM-SALAD

Following renewd queries about the Missus’ chicken Ham included in some of my bentoes, I decided to post again the recipe for my friends’ benefit!

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Now, the following recipe is for Chicken Ham in the shape of a “ham”.
Naturally, you can, like the Missus, keep the original shape of the chicken breast.

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You can slice or shred the chicken as shown above in the combination chicken/avocado salad. Variations are almost endless!

INGREDIENTS:
-One large chicken breast: 250g
-Sugar: 1 large tablespoon
-Coarse salt-black pepper mixture: 1 large tablespoon

RECIPE:

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Get rid of all skin and fat.
“Puncture” chicken shallowly on both sides.

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Sprinkle sugar on both sides and

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Throughly brush it in on both sides.

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Repeat procedure with coarse salt-black pepper mixture.
Water will start oozing out.

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Tightly seal inside zip-lock type vinyl envelope and leave it 48 hours inside the fridge (get as much air out as possible before sealing!).

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After the first 24 hours inside the fridge, throw out the water that has accumulated, reseal and put back inside the fridge.

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That’s how it looks when you take it out of the fridge after 48 hours.

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Take chicken ot, clean lightly with running water, and then let it rest in clear water for 30 minutes to get rid of the excess salt.

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Take out of water and carefully get the chicken rid of water with kitchen paper.

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“Roll” the chicken breast into a “ham” shape and secure it with a wooden toothpick (avoid any contact with naked metal!).

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Bind the chicken with cooking thread tightly until you have attained a ham shape. Take toothpick out and discard.

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Wrap tightly into cellophane paper.

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Wrap into foil paper twice.
NOTE: the Missus does not wrap it into anything and just slowly and directly boil the chicken into chicken bouillon.

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In a big enough pan bring water to boil.

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Put the foil paper-wrapped chicken inside water and switch off fire.

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Cover with lid and leave it as it it is for 7~8 hours.
Take chicken out with its foil paper and let it rest inside fridge for 24 hours.
NOTE: The Missus will put the chicken and the whole broth inside a Tupperware box before puttin it inside the fridge.

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Get Chicken ham out. Discard foil paper and thread.

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Cut it to your liking.

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Serve.

That is when the fun starts!
Great as salads, in sandwiches and of course bentoes!

NOTE: The Missus sometimes, as an extra last step, smokes the whole chicken in green tea leaves!

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Chicken Ham: Recipe

CHICKEN-HAM-SALAD

Following queries by Jenn and the unamed-yet friend at Food to Make you Miss your Plane about the Missus’ chicken Ham included in some of my bentoes, I decided to do some personal research (complemented by some comments from the Missus who is very cagey about her own recipes!).

CHICKEN-HAM-ROLL1

Now, the following recipe is for Chicken Ham in the shape of a “ham”.
Natyrally, you can, like the Missus keep the original shape of the chicken breast.

CHICKEN-HAM-SALAD-2

You can slice or shred the chicken as shown above in the combination chicken/avocado salad. Variations are almost endless!

Ingredients:
-One large chicken breast: 250g
-Sugar: 1 large tablespoon
-Coarse salt-black pepper mixture: 1 large tablespoon

Recipe:

CHICKEN-HAM-RECIPE-1
Get rid of all skin and fat.
“Puncure” chicken shallowly on both sides.

CHICKEN-HAM-RECIPE-2
Sprinkle sugar on both sides and

CHICKEN-HAM-RECIPE-3
throughly brush it in on both sides.

CHICKEN-HAM-RECIPE-4
repeat procedure with coarse salt-black pepper mixture.
Water will start oozing out.

CHICKEN-HAM-RECIPE-5
Tightly seal inside zip-lock type vinyl envelope and leave it 48 hours inside the fridge (Get as much air out as possible before sealing!).

CHICKEN-HAM-RECIPE-6
After the first 24 hours inside the fridge, throw out the water that has accumulated, reseal and put back inside the fridge.

CHICKEN-HAM-RECIPE-7
That’s how it looks when you take it out of the fridge after 48 hours.

CHICKEN-HAM-RECIPE-8
Take chicken ou, clean lightly with running water, and then let it rest in clear water for 30 minutes to get rid of the excess salt.

CHICKEN-HAM-RECIPE-9
Take out of water and carefully get the chicken rid of water with kitchen paper.

CHICKEN-HAM-RECIPE-10
“Roll” the chicken breast into a “hm” shape and secure it with a wooden toothpick 8avoid any contact with naked metal!).

CHICKEN-HAM-RECIPE-11
Bind the chicken with cooking thread tightly until you have attained a ham shape. Take toothpick out and discard.

CHICKEN-HAM-RECIPE-12
Wrap tightly into cellophane paper.

CHICKEN-HAM-RECIPE-13
Wrap into foil paper twice.
Note: the Missus does not wrap it into anthing and just lowly directly boil the chicken into chicken bouillon.

CHICKEN-HAM-RECIPE-14
In a big enough pan bring water to boil.

CHICKEN-HAM-RECIPE-15
Put the foil paper-wrapped chicken inside water and switch off fire.

CHICKEN-HAM-RECIPE-16
Cover with lid and leave it as it it is for 7~8 hours.
Take chicken out with its foil paper and let it rest inside fridge for 24 hours.
Note: The Missus will put the chicken and the whole broth inside a Tupperware box before puttin it inside the fridge.

CHICKEN-HAM-RECIPE-17
Get Chicken ham out. Discard foil paper and thread.

CHICKEN-HAM-RECIPE-18
Cut it to your liking.

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Serve.
That is when the fun starts!
Great as salads, in sandwiches and of course bentoes!

Note: The Missus sometimes, as an extra last step, smokes the whole chicken in green tea leaves!

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14 Comments

  1. mari

    This reminds me of my childhood favorite from a yakitori store near my piano teacher’s. Their’s had some carrots and green beans in it… also had skin and had yakitori type of sauce on top, and probably grilled. Even though it’s different, I’m totally drooling over! Thanks for the recipe!

    Reply
  2. My Taste Heaven

    Thank you for showing how to make the chicken ham. This is quite a simple way to prepare our own ham.

    Reply
    • dragonlife

      Dear Friend!
      As the Missus says: Simple is (sometinmes9 best!
      Cheers,
      Robert-Gilles

      Reply
  3. Elin

    Hi Robert,

    Wow…I will try this out definitely. Thanks for sharing :))

    Regards,
    Elin

    Reply
    • dragonlife

      Dear Elin!
      You are most welcome!
      I’m sure you will come with something even more interesting!
      Cheers,
      Robert-Gilles

      Reply
  4. breadplusbutter

    Thanks RG!!! That’s so neat. So simple to do. i thought it was going to be a major process. LOL. I think I gotta start doing chicken ham now.

    Reply
    • dragonlife

      Dear Jenn!
      knowing you, I’m sure you are going to start something big!LO
      Cheers,
      R-G.

      Reply
  5. christelle

    This is so brilliant robert Gilles!! exactly the type of Japanese recipe I want to see 🙂
    Your missus seems to be very knowledgeable on food 🙂

    Reply
    • dragonlife

      Dear Christelle!
      Greetings!
      Actually, it is fairly simpe as recipes go. This said, if the Missus and didn7t share that love for good food, … LOL
      Cheers,
      Robert-Gilles

      Reply
  6. Mel @ bouchonfor2.com

    This sounds amazing! What fun 🙂 I bet it’d be yummy with turkey too. Lucky man you.

    Reply
    • dragonlife

      Dear Mel!
      greetings!
      Turkey or Guinea Fowl would be great too!
      Cheers,
      Robert-Gilles

      Reply
  7. lojol

    She does all this for you!? Blimey!

    Reply
    • dragonlife

      She surely does!
      And knowing her, I’m sure yours would do the same!
      LOL
      robert

      Reply
  8. dragonlife

    Cheers, thank you for the update!

    Reply

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