Wednesday, March 17, 2010

3 Cup Chicken.......

I used to cook this Taiwanese version of 3 Cup chicken many years ago and I have totally forgotten about this dish which used to be my boys favorite. So today I cook it again and would see if they still like it as much as when they were small. 3 cup refers to the 3 important ingredients in this dish, that is sesame oil, soya sauce, and rice wine. But I don't used 3 cups of these to flavor the chicken but only 3 tablespoon because I only cook 3 nos of chicken thighs for my small family. Here is the recipe to share:


3 chicken thighs- deboned

6 slices of old ginger

2 chillis- cut into 3 sections

8 whole garlic-peeled skin

10 nos basil leaves for garnish


1 tbsp sesame oil

1 tbsp soya sauce

1 tbsp rice wine

2 tsp miso paste

1 tbsp tomato sauce

50 g rock sugar


In a wok or heavy based pan stirfry ginger, garlic and chillis in sesame oil til fragrant. Cut chicken thighs into big pieces and brown it in a non stick pan til golden brown. Add the chicken to the stirfried ingredients and put in rock sugar, soya sauce, and rice wine and cook covered for 15 mins in a slow fire. Add in a little water if its too dry. Lastly in a small bowl mix miso paste and tomato paste with 2-3 tbsp of water til dissolved . Pour the mixture into the cook chicken and stir well to combine. Add basil leaves and it is ready to be served.

3 cup chicken cooking in pan....


Little Corner of Mine said...

Interesting! It has miso paste and tomato sauce in it. Never have this version before.

molly said...

Must try this dish for my children. They are fed-up of my chicken dishes.

MaryMoh said...

Looks very delicious.I'm sure my children will like this very much with rice.

Sweet Jasmine said...

LCOM- Yeah, the miso paste adds more flavors and the tomato sauce gives a reddish color to this dish.

Sweet Jasmine said...

molly- Give them variety and they will definitely eat them.

Sweet Jasmine said...

MaryMoh- Hi, nice of you to dropby. Give this a try, I am sure they will love it.

EastCoastLife said...

I like this dish too but my family members prefer spicier food.

It's a common dish in many Taiwanese restaurants.

Xiao Yen Recipes said...

This is the first time I heard about this Taiwanese dish. Looks really yummy and would love to try it.