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How to Cook Hakka Confinement Chicken by Jackie M

Updated: Apr 26

✦ Jackie M is an acclaimed Malaysian and Singaporean street food specialist, former restaurateur, TV presenter and pioneer of live cooking videos.

This recipe is highly recommended to postpartum confinement mothers. Many thanks to Jackie M and My Blue Tea for sharing this recipe.


  • 4 large chicken drumsticks

  • ¼ cup ginger, shredded

  • ¼ cup Chinese rice wine

  • ½ tsp sesame oil

  • 2 tsps cooking oil

  • ½ – 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp chicken powder (optional)

  • 3-4 Tbsp honey (if you’re going low GI like I was) or sugar

  • ½ cup water

  • 1-2 tspn My Blue Tea Dayak Ginger Crisps

Note: These Dayak Ginger Crisps are so good on its own, we use them as snacks!


  1. Heat cooking oil in a saucepan, then add shredded ginger and sauté for about one minute, or until aromatic.

  2. Add chicken legs and cook for a further minute.

  3. Add all other ingredients, cover and simmer on low heat until the chicken is cooked through (about 15-20 minutes).

  4. Partially open the lid to reduce the sauce a little towards the last 3-4 minutes.

  5. Remove from heat. Garnish with Sarawak Dayak Ginger Crisps and serve with warm steamed rice.


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