Three-Cup Chicken

Recipe by Grace Lynn

This is a traditional Taiwanese dish that we always order in our favorite Chinese restaurant. I begged the chef for this recipe and he very reluctantly gave it to me! I just made it for dinner tonight and couldn't wait to post this to share it with all of you!

Top Review by Anita S.

Wow. Really good. I used all the correct ingredients, but I ended up marinating the chicken in the sauce for over a day. Then as I was cooking the chicken, I added the first garlic portion to it. It came out really good. Next time I think I will do the sauteeing of the garlic, etc., and then make the sauce and marinate the whole thing together. Thanks for posting a great recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat up the sesame oil in a wok or a large skillet on high heat.
  2. Add garlic, ginger and serrano peppers, stir fry until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the chicken pieces and cook until it's white in color, about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir together the soy sauce, rice wine and sugar in a bowl, pour over chicken.
  5. Bring to a boil, then turn down the heat to low.
  6. Let cook, uncovered, until sauce thickens, about 30 minutes.
  7. Turn heat back up to high and add basil and scallions, cook for another 2 minutes.
  8. Serve over steamed rice.

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