Three Cup Chicken (San Bei Ji)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins

This is a simple version of a traditional Taiwanese dish. This recipe has been a favorite in my family since my aunt introduced it to us years ago! Prep time includes time to clean the chicken breasts.


  1. Place chicken in a saucepan.
  2. Pour oil, soy sauce, and wine over chicken; bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until chicken is tender, approximately 40 minutes.
Most Helpful

4 5

This was a very good recipe. Excellent because it's so simple and easy. I used low sodium soy sauce (all I had) and cooking white wine. Also used skin on, bone in chicken. The chicken kept the flavor of the sauce wonderfully so it was very tasty and moist.

5 5

So simple and easy. I put a bit less oil and more wine. Very juicy and good with rice.

4 5

Great recipe! I followed the previous advice and used less oil and more wine. Chicken had a good flavor to it.