Tip: Cooking with “Koken met aanbiedingen app”

Sesanne from The Lion Kitchen introduced me to the boys of Koken met Aanbiedingen app. This app helps you to keep track of all the promotions the different supermarkets have  here in the Netherlands and they even added easy and delicious recipes. What more do you need 😉

I love this initiative and wanted to take on this challenge. This app forces you to think out of the box and lets be honest, who doesn’t want to save some money?

As of today, every two weeks I will cook for the Koken with aanbiedingen app and also post a recipe on Culinessa.com where I will show you guys cooking Asian food doesn’t have to be complicated at all. Even when your on a budget you can create magic on the dining table! This week we kick off with a recipe for Chinese chicken drum sticks and stir fried string beans served with rice.

Have you downloaded this free app yet? You can find the ‘Koken met Aanbiedingen’ app for Android phones and tablets in the ‘Google Play Store’  and for iPhones and iPads in the  ‘iTunes Store.

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Recipe for Chinese chicken with string beans and rice

~ 4 ppl
600 gr chicken drumsticks
500 gr string beans
5 cm ginger, peeled
4 TBsp Oyster sauce
6 TBsp Light Soy Sauce
Pandan rice
2 onions (medium)
2 cloves of garlic
1 stock cube
4 TBsp of sugar


For the chicken
Boil the rice for 4 people according to the directions.

Bring 1,5 L water to boil with the stock cube.
Remove the skin from the chicken drumsticks.
Cut up 1 onion in 4 parts, halve of the ginger in slices and  your garlic. Add all to the water.
When your water is boiling, add in the chicken and simmer for at least 15 minutes until tender and cooked.

In the meantime, make the sauce:
Grate 2 cm of ginger and fry with 1/2 of the onion, finely chopped with 2 TBsp of oil.
Add in sugar en dissolve completely.
Turn of the heat and add in light soy sauce.

For the string beans:
Cut off the ends (in case its necessary) of the string beans, 1/2 onion in large chunks and 1 cm of ginger in slices.
Heat up some oil in a wok and fry your onions and ginger till they become translucent.
Now add in the string beans and wok for about 5 minutes till cooked, but still a bit crispy.
Add in oyster sauce and heat for another minute.Serve the chicken with the sauce on the side, the veggies and the rice!

Tip: The leftover stock makes a perfect little appetizer as a soup.

If you want to check out more recipes, go to the picture overview here. If your more of a recipe index person, no worries, just go here!

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