Clay Pot Chicken with Mushroom
December 22nd, 2011 48 Comments

Clay Pot Chicken with Mushroom

Clay Pot Chicken with Mushroom
Clay Pot Chicken with Mushroom pictures (1 of 5)

Recently, my friend told me that I should be sharing more everyday recipes on Rasa Malaysia—meaning homey recipes that can be served on a constant basis. Truth be told, I cook and eat mostly everyday dishes at home. I mean, blog aside, most of the recipes I make are humble, everyday dishes that you will want to eat over and over again, without ever getting bored. Clay pot chicken with mushroom is one of them. I don’t know why it has taken me this long to share this wonderful recipe; I guess the notion that it is not that visually appealing is the main reason.

Anyway, during winter months, I use my clay pot almost once a week. I have so many recipes that can be easily prepared in a clay pot, for examples: Taiwanese 3-Cup Chicken, Sesame Oil Chicken, Cantonese Beef Stew, Malaysian Yong Tow Foo, Curry Fish Head, Bak Kut Teh, pork belly in soy sauce, and braised pork ribs with daikon. Clay pot is without a doubt one of my favorite kitchen utensils. The thought of something stewing, braising, and simmering in this kitchenware is enough to stir up my appetite.

Clay pot chicken with mushroom is a very versatile dish. You can throw in extra ingredients to dress up this humble dish—carrot, daikon, onion, or even Cantonese lap cheong (sausage).  Either way, the taste is remarkable and the sauce is great with a bowl of soft, fluffy steamed rice.

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  1. Hanna says:

    This looks good and I have all of these ingredients. Will make this for dinner tonight. Do you have any guidance for maintenance the clay-pot? So far I have cracked two of them already. Thanks!

    • LOL. I think you’re supposed to oil the inside of the clay pot after use. So when you heat it up again, it doesn’t crack due to the heat. Enjoy this clay pot chicken with mushroom recipe!

  2. Renee Zimmers via Facebook says:

    do u know any 月子餐? thanks

  3. Thank you for all the yummy recipes you are posting. Love from Romania and Merry Christmas to you, your loved ones and followers! xx

  4. we like “humble receipies” in canada we call them “comfort food”

  5. Corina says:

    This sounds wonderful – I wish I had a clay pot to make it.

  6. i love these kind of healty, low- fat asian dishes ….i ll definitely try this one, and want more!… :)

  7. Cookie C. Choo Choo says:

    Dear Rasa Malaysia,

    I always love your quick, simple yet delicious everyday recipes, and am looking forward as you share even more of these in the future! ^^

  8. Agree with you Bee, I love simple clay pot stews. Anything with mushroom is good! Happy holidays.

  9. joey says:

    Love these types of dishes and yes, please keep them coming! More to light the home fires with! :) I this I’ll try think with our local clay pot (called a palayok) :) Happy holidays to you and your family Bee!!

  10. Renee Zimmers via Facebook says:

    Thanks Bee :) I just heard about this recipe from my Taiwan friend, I will try it for sure.

  11. Fan says:

    Will definitely try this claypot recipe. Claypots just make food taste so much better. :)

  12. Terrence Chan via Facebook says:

    I will try this.

  13. Dante M. Hernandez via Facebook says:

    This looks so healthy and very easy to do. I’ve been thinking of what else to do with that clay pot that I have.

  14. paulina says:

    I’m going to make this recipe tomorrow.
    I love your recipes, they’re so easy and sooooo good.
    Thank You

  15. babe_kl says:

    Hi Bee, wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas & new year!

  16. Dorach says:

    Your friend is right, you should post more homely recipes like that. Don’t worry about it being visually appealing or not. As long as it’s tummy appealing :-)

  17. Love this dish~! I made it for Christmas dinner with family and they absolutely loved this dish <3

  18. Perfect dish for the winter :) Love clay pot dishes hehe even though i’ve never managed to successfully make one lol

  19. Adam says:


    Does anyone know if its safe or even possible to use a claypot on an induction stove top?

  20. We love this dish and cozy photo and have some cute clay pots to try it in.

  21. FoodJunkie says:

    Adam – you cannot use a clay pot on an induction burner, they only work with metal pots. You can use a metal plate designed for non-metallic pots but it may get too hot and crack the pot.

    Rasa Malaysia is there a substitute for Shaoxing wine? I am not optimistic about finding it here.

  22. Quinn says:

    Thanks for the recipe!
    Anyone know where can i buy the clay pots? Thanks!

  23. Funny, all these years photographing mushrooms, and I never thought to photograph the dishes we create with them. Not being concerned with what’s edible, just what’s photogenic, has been my mantra when out in the field. I’ll have to branch out into food photography, I guess!

  24. YImmie says:

    I have a couple of clay pots brought back from Japan but I am afraid to use them over an electric stove top . Is it safe and any suggestions on how to use them ? Ie like a metal pot ?

    • Kathlene says:

      My clay pot (donabe) just cracked and is leaking. Found a site with instruction to fix cracks and leaks but this crack runs all the way to top. I was using it to steam frozen veggies (big no no…) Such a bummer. I Read they shouldn’t be used on electric stove. Does anyone know if the same is true for dolsot? I read its OK but wonder if anyone has experience with it. Also, what other dishes besides soup and bibimbap can you make in them?

  25. wendy says:

    question: How do you use a claypot? Will it not crack due to the intense heat? I’d like to try but have never used a claypot to cook in before. Please advise!

  26. Sharina says:

    Since I am a Muslim, can i trade Shaoxing wine with something more permissible or can i not use it at all?

  27. Anne says:

    Thanks for the recipe! Sounds delicious! Could I find out if it is alright to use a normal pot if I don’t have a claypot? Thanks in advance!

  28. Kat says:

    Can you use any rice wine – I’m in the UK and don’t know where I’d get Shaoxing wine.

    Sounds wonderful – I can’t wait to try it :)

  29. Kat says:

    Is it ok to substitute the clay pot for a casserole dish? I’ve just looked for a clay pot on amazon and was taken aback by the price!

    Thank you in advance x

  30. Anna says:

    I’m dying to make this! Is it possible to cook everything and then add rice to the bottom? Do you have any recommendations? I love crunchy rice.

  31. Stacy says:

    Would a traditional Mexican, terra cotta clay baker work with this recipe too?

  32. Tracy says:


    Been searching high and low for a clay pot in Kuala Lumpur. Any ideas where I can buy one from?


  33. Johno says:

    This recipe looks awesome and exactly what I am after
    I will be using a gas stove with a glazed pot do you reccomend using a heat diffuser? Worried about my pot on a direct flame.
    Would this work in the oven?

  34. apple says:

    Can I know where did you get your claypot?Thanks

  35. lazer says:

    Made this for my family. They loved it!

  36. Mechef145 says:

    First of all it’s a fantastic recipe. I loved cooking it in my clay pot I got from mecware.US (online). They do a great job in the kitchen. If you are using the pot for the first time or after some time you will have to season the pot. Here is a link that will help you to maintain your clay pot & pans “”

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