How to Make Chicken Hekka at Home

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Julbi Pandoh
Julbi is a Punjab native who enjoys nothing better than making something special from a bunch of ingredients for her husband and daughter. This is what she loves to do and no one can deny the fact how much a Punjabi loves food. And we can see that in Julbi’s enthusiasm for food.

Every health-conscious person is confused about what to eat and what not. I also face the same dilemma every day to keep fit. To keep up with our health, we should include protein in our diet as protein keeps us full for long hours. Are you thinking of making some healthy yet delicious dish with chicken? Here I have the answer, Chicken Hekka.

Chicken Hekka is a Hawaii dish which is made locally. It is a chicken with vegetables and noodles seasoned with soy sauce, mirin, sesame seed and chicken broth. This recipe is one of those recipes where you can add any ingredient from your fridge. It is not necessary to use a particular ingredient, but you can use any ingredient.

It is a one-pot recipe. So not to worry about the sink full of utensils to be washed due to the use of several utensils. This dish is a noodle dish but can be served with rice. So let’s get started with the recipe.

Ingredients for Chicken Hekka

IngredientsAmount
Boneless Chicken Breasts (skinless)1 ½ pounds
White Sugar¾ cup
Soy Sauce¾ cup
Mirin/ Japanese Sweet Wine¾ cup
Vegetable Oil2 tablespoons
Ginger (grated)1 tablespoon
Carrots3 julienned
Onions2 thinly sliced
Bamboo1 can/ 14 ounce
Mushrooms (drained and sliced)½ pound
Watercress (trimmed and chopped)1 cup
Rice Noodles (soaked and cut into 2 inch pieces)1 package/8 ounce

Make a list of the ingredients and get them from your nearest supermarket. Some of them might be stored in your kitchen, so look out there too. Till you have a check on them, let me tell you how this recipe will be ready.

How Much Time Will It Take?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
30 minutes15 minutes45 minutes

Making this recipe will not take much of your time. It is one of those recipes in which the recipe’s preparation time is more time-consuming than the cooking process. Do not worry as it will be worth all the efforts. Below are the steps involved in the recipe. Take a look.

Chicken Hekka Recipe

Chicken Hekka recipe
  1. Slice the chicken into bite-sized pieces and mix it with sugar, soy sauce and mirine. Mix it well and keep it aside.
  2. Take a skillet and heat oil in it over medium flame. Extract the juice from the grated ginger by squeezing the ginger in the skillet. Add this grated ginger in the skillet and stir it till it turns brown.
  3. Strain out the ginger from the oil. Now increase the flame to high and add chicken. Pour soy sauce over the chicken and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add carrots, mushrooms, onions, bamboo and watercress one by one. Make sure you stir it after each addition.
  5. Lastly, add rice noodles and cook for 3 more minutes till you can smell the aroma.
  6. Serve hot.

You can replace rice noodles with other variety of noodles. If you do not want a chicken recipe or you are a vegetarian. Then you can replace chicken with tofu, corns, bean sprouts, celery or mushrooms. You can also store this dish for upto 3 days in the refrigerator.

Nutritional Breakdown of Chicken Hekka

We all know that Chicken is very nutritious for a human body. That’s why I’ve added the nutritional breakdown of this Chicken Hekka below.

Calories399
Protein24.6g
Carbohydrates58.4g
Fat5g
Cholesterol49.4mg
Sodium1482.8mg

How to Make Chicken Hekka at Home | Video

Easy recipe with easy to find ingredients; what else we can ask for. Do try this recipe in your kitchen. You will love it. I have uploaded the video to help you out. Do refer to the video for assistance.

Video by Keeping It Relle

I hope you have loved the recipe. Do remember to share your reviews in the comment section and in case you have any queries, you can also ask your questions below in the comment section. Have a hearty meal!

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