Soy Simmered Chicken

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

I discovered this from Donna Hay's Classics cookbook and have made it several times. It's just a really simple, delicious dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the sesame oil, ginger, soy sauce, sugar, Chinese wine, star anise and cinamon stick in a frying pan over a medium-low heat and bring to a simmer.
  2. Add the chicken and cook for 6-7 minutes each side or until cooked through.
  3. Serve on plates with the sauce from the pan, with steamed greens and rice.


Most Helpful

This is fantastic! Served over rice with a side of spinach. Thanks.

Paka March 06, 2015

My first review, albeit not my first expedition into Recipezaar's goodies... As this has had only a couple of reviews, I'm prompted to say my bit. This is so simple and so sensational. Full flavoured and subtle at the same time, Terese's chicken is a triumph. Changed nothing and used dry sherry and Kikkoman soy. With a kick-up stirfry of snowpeas, mushrooms and beansprouts, this was a fab dinner which we'll be having again soon.

Oz in Dubai January 11, 2007

I must be getting really good at picking recipes because lately we've been having amazing dinners. This is no exception Therese and yet I was unsure about using two star anise, well I needn't have worried it was perfect. I can't use any oil due to health problems with DH so I had to omit the sesame oil and I know it would have made a difference to the flavour. Well it was still wonderful without it and DH asked for it again tomorrow. Thank you for a great recipe, which by the way I already had and hadn't noticed in my own copy of Donna Hay's Classics Cookbook.

Ninna September 13, 2006

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