Taiwanese Style Three Cup Chicken

cooking-time15 mins cooking-servings2 SERVINGS


  • 1 pc Sadia Chicken Skinless Breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 small piece ginger, cut into 5-6 thin slices
  • 1 whole garlic, peeled into cloves
  • 2 stalks green onion, cut into long pieces
  • 3-4 dried chili pepper (optional)
  • A handful of fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup or 4 tbsp sesame oil for cooking (ideally toasted sesame oil)
  • A few drops of sesame oil on top for garnishing
  • 1/4 cup apple juice (or white grape juice)
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce + 1 tbsp dark soy sauce 
  • 2 tbsp sugar


  1. Mix apple juice, soy sauce, dark soy sauce and sugar well in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Heat sesame oil over medium-low heat till simmering, sauté the ginger slices for 2-3 minutes or until browned and crisp.
  3. Add the garlic cloves, cook for a minute or until fragrant.
  4. Stir in the green onion and dried chili peppers, sauté until fragrant.
  5. Turn up to medium heat and add the chicken into the pan. Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink.
  6. Grab the seasoning mixture made in step one, give it a good stir and pour into the pan. Turn to high heat and stir the ingredients well to make sure the seasonings are evenly distributed.
  7. When the sauce starts to boil, turn down to medium-low heat and simmer until the sauce has thickened, stir occasionally while cooking.
  8. Sprinkle the fresh basil leaves around the pan, simmer for another minute or two until soft.
  9. Transfer to a large plate and drizzle a few drops of sesame oil on top and enjoy while its hot! Serve with some rice on the side if preferred.

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