Recipe: SECRET TO THE BEST Sesame oil chicken 麻油鸡

Recipe: SECRET TO THE BEST Sesame oil chicken 麻油鸡

Before going on, we would like to give special thanks to La Gourmet for letting us try out their high quality claypot in the video. If you like to buy them, you can go to any of the major department stores in Singapore such as Isetan, Robinsons, BHG, OG, Metro or Tangs.

This sesame oil chicken is a very easy recipe. So easy that anyone can whip out effortlessly. This dish is one of my favourite dishes–the smell of sesame oil and ginger is soooo divine. This is a popular dish for women on confinement because it is believed that the sesame oil and ginger plus the wine can help to expel ‘wind’ and warm up the body. But no worries, you can eat this anytime even if you’re not on confinement. This super yummy dish is suitable for both men and women.

Refer to the ingredient list below and watch our step-by-step video here ( for your easy reference.

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Serves 6

Marinating the chicken
1 spring chicken (800-900g)
1.5 tablespoons of oyster sauce
2 tablespoons of Chinese cooking wine (Shaoxing Huatiao wine)
2 teaspoons of cornflour
Juice from 1 thumb size ginger (retain the pulp after juicing)

Putting the dish together
1/3 cup of sesame oil
2 thumb size ginger – smashed
3 cloves of garlic – minced
Pulp of juiced ginger (as above)
Marinated chicken
1 can of button mushrooms
1/3 cup of Chinese rice wine
Brine from a can of button mushrooms
2 tablespoons of low sodium light soya sauce
1 tablespoon of oyster sauce
2 tablespoons of premium dark soya sauce
0.5 teaspoon of chicken stock powder
1 teaspoon of sugar
Some cornstarch solution
1 tablespoon of Chinese cooking wine

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