Three Cup Chicken

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three cup chicken
Prepare time: 30 min
Cook: 45 min
Ready in: 1 hour 15 min

Three Cup Chicken is an ideal choice for those who like chicken with no complicated process of cooking. As one of the most favored food ingredients, chicken is always the best choice for those who prefer simplicity and those who prefer eating meat than becoming a vegetarian. This one Chinese food menu is no exception.

How to Make Three Cup Chicken

Don’t think that cooking Chinese food menus always require more time. This Three Cup Chicken is one of the simplest menus that you can cook by yourself. Whether for a single or groups, this menu can always do the job. With the right ingredients and right process, Three Cup Chicken can be served in a blink of an eye.


  • 6 cloves of peeled garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of toasted sesame oil or dark sesame oil
  • 2 inch pieces of thinly cut and peeled old ginger
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of Shaoxing wine
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of dark sweet soy sauce
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of regular soy sauce
  • 1 bunch of Thai basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda; to get the chicken tender
  • 1 pound of chicken drumstick


1The first step is to cut the chicken, to small or big pieces will depend on how you want it served. After that, rub the chicken with baking soda and set them aside for about 10 minutes. After the time is up, rinse the chicken off using water and makes sure that they are totally rinsed off. Pat the chicken until they get completely dry then set them aside.

2Pour the dark sesame oil to your clay pot and set the heat at the maximum level before adding garlic and ginger to get the aromatic fragrance. Once you get the fragrance, add the chicken to the mixture and do some quick stirs. After that, add the other seasonings like Shaoxing wine, dark sweet sauce and the regular soy sauce before continue stirring them.

3Set the heat to lower level and cover the chicken for not more than 10 minutes. As the last step, add the Thai basil leaves then stir them well with together, dish out and the Three Cup Chicken is ready to be served.

That is how simple it is to make Three Cup Chicken menu. Arguably this menu can do the work for a single or groups dinning; depends on how many chickens you want to cook.

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