Three-Cup Chicken Recipe

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Ingredients

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1 ginger
1/2 onions
1 dried red chiles
6 garlic cloves
3 basil
2 chicken legs
Seasonings
5 tablespoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
7 tablespoons rice wine
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons sugar

Nutritional information

1393
Calories
106g
Protein
96g
Fat
21g
Carbs

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Three-Cup Chicken Recipe

Features:
  • Stir frying
Cuisine:

You can find this popular chicken recipe in most Chinese restaurants. The secret of “three cups“ is three key seasonings that make the chicken meat tender, juicy and favourable.

  • 55 minutes
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Ingredients

  • Seasonings

Directions

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Tips

1. The “Three cups” stands for sesame oil, rice wine, soy sauce.
2 To make it fewer calories, you can add less oil.
3 Do not add water to stew the chicken, which is the key to make the chicken meat aroma.

Steps

1
Done
5 minutes

Wash and cut ginger into slices. Cut onions into slices. Chop dried red chili into strips. Peel garlic and wash until clean.

2
Done
5 minutes

Remove the stem of basil. Set aside.

3
Done
5 minutes

Cut chicken leg into small pieces.

4
Done
5 minutes

Add water into a pot. Blanch chicken leg until cooked.

5
Done
5 minutes

Add oil and sesame oil to fry garlic, ginger, dried red chili over small heat. Cook until aromatic.

6
Done
5 minutes

Add into chicken legs. Stir-fry over high heat until the meat color changed.

7
Done
5 minutes

Pour into soy sauce, rice wine, salt, white sugar. Stir-fry until mix well.

8
Done
15 minutes

Cover with a lid. Use small heat to stew for 15 minutes until soup almost runs out.

9
Done
5 minutes

Top with basil and stir-fry for 30 seconds. Serve.

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