5 Great Ways to Eat Your Leftover Ipoh Salt Baked Chicken
The first time I visited Ipoh, I saw so many Salt Baked Chicken shops. I tried one and found that I love the salty fragrant taste.
I thought it was a tad too salty for my liking but it is delicious and flavorful.
But I couldn’t chow on it like fried chicken. So when I bought a bird back it, we found that we couldn’t finish in seating.
Leftover Ipoh Salt Baked Chicken Recipe
Most of the time I enjoy eating meat.
The chicken breast was nicely done BUT the wings, neck, and drumsticks tasted the saltiest. It was as salty as salted fish!
I used to throw these away until my Ipohite friend taught me some great recipes to make from one chicken.
Now I can’t wait for the MCO to be lifted to make another trip to Ipoh again.
I want to share the recipes with you so you can make tasty meals for your family to enjoy.
For these recipes, first, shred the breast and separate the meat from the bones.
Fragrant Chicken Rice
Debone the meat and set aside. I use the chicken bones (the spine, neck, drumstick bones to cook Chicken Rice.
By cooking this draws out the last drop of the delicious flavor to infuse your rice.
For an oriental touch, you can use the shredded chicken meat full of the herbal taste of Salt Baked Chicken to make a delicious sandwich.
Salt Baked Chicken Noodles
Take the chicken ribs, bones and cook that with water and add chicken stock to make a flavorful broth.
You can add wolfberries to the stock. You can add carrots and potatoes to the stock.
Blanch noodles and serve with reduced gravy. Garnish with julienned young ginger and cilantro.
Madeline Khaw made a great herbal bowl of Herbal Mee Suah by adding mushrooms, and goji berries!
Vietnamese Style Shredded Chicken Salad
Use the leftover shredded salt baked chicken meat.
Combine with shredded colorful vegetables, including white and purple cabbage, carrots, and cucumber. Top with tossed sesame seeds, chopped mint, and coriander.
Make the dressing with light brown sugar, rice wine, or white wine vinegar.
Add fresh lime juice, birds-eye chillis. In the dressing, stir in finely chopped shallot, finely sliced garlic.
Add cooked rice cellophane noodles for a complete meal.
As The Main Dish for Congee
One of the tasty ways to eat salty food is with plain, bland congee. For lovers of plain soupy thin porridge, the Ipoh salt baked chicken is a perfect main dish.
Adding a potato is the perfect way to reduce the salt in soups and gravy. Just throw a clean and skinned potato into the pot and let it simmer.
The potatoes will absorb some salt. Remove it after. You will have a less salty soup.
There is no need to add more liquid or other ingredients to help disperse the extra salt.
I would love to hear from you if you have more cooking tips to use up a salt baked chicken or a rotisserie chicken.
In case you can’t find a salt baked chicken where you live, you can try this ready mix recommended by Wee San Ng.