Chinese Soy Sauce Chicken

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by WaterMelon

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.

Top Review by Maven in the Making

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!

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.

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