Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

This recipe is an adaptation from a basic soy sauce chicken recipe from the internet and consultation with my grandma. I can eat this everyday! You can use skinless, boneless chicken parts, but the taste won't be the same.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients, except chicken, scallions, sesame seeds in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add chicken, then let simmer 30-40 minutes, turning chicken pieces occasionally.
  3. Remove chicken pieces from sauce and set aside in a serving platter.
  4. Skim fat from the sauce, thicken it with cornstarch mixture (1 tsp cornstarch dissolved in 1 TB water) and pour the sauce over chicken.
  5. Sprinkle scallions and sesame seeds and serve with rice.
Most Helpful

I love how EASY this recipe is! It doesn't require a lot of watching and goes together so fast! Thank you. (Apologies to the creator of the dish: I didn't have the five spice powder or the star anise. Just left it out and it was still very good. I didn't have the scallions either but garnished the top with some chopped cilantro I happened to have - along with the sesame seeds - and got lots of compliments.) Yumm!

Maven in the Making May 06, 2012

Very very salty, almost inedible. May try again someday with a reduced sodium soy sauce.

stonecoldcrazy August 01, 2009

Quick and tasty dish for those nights that you are just too tired to fuss. I made it with drumsticks but the next time, I will make it with skinless boneless thighs or breasts that have sliced in pieces.

YungB June 23, 2009