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

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.

Denise Nachtigal August 21, 2003

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

megan6336 May 21, 2006

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

mel423 January 09, 2010

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