Sesame Oil Chicken


  • 1/2 chicken (about 500g) cut to small pieces (you can also use drumlettes or chicken thighs)
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 7 slices ginger sliced to thin strips
  • 2 tbsp Shaoxing wine / Huatiao wine to taste
  • Seasoning Mix:
    • 50 ml water
    • 1 tsp dark soy sauce
    • 1/2 tsp light soy sauce


PREPARE (15 minutes)

    1. Chop chicken into small pieces and ginger into slices. 
    2. Stir Seasoning Mix
      • 50 ml water
      • 1 tsp dark soy sauce
      • 1/2 tsp light soy sauce

    COOK (15 minutes)

    1. Heat sesame oil and cooking oil, then add ginger strips. Stir fry until fragrant.
    2. Add chicken pieces and stir fry for a few minutes, until cooked on the surface.
    3. Add Seasoning Mix to coat chicken evenly in the sauce. 
    4. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Add more water if the sauce is drying out. Use kitchen tongs to turn chicken pieces over, cover and simmer for another 5 minutes.
    5. When the chicken is cooked, add Shaoxing wine and after a few seconds serve.
    • Instead of Chinese wine, you can also add hard liquor like D.O.M or X.O.
    • Simmering time depends on the size of the chicken pieces - smaller pieces, shorter cooking time.
    • You can add canned button mushrooms during the last few minutes of simmering.

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