Sesame Oil Chicken (麻油鸡)June 18th, 2010Recipes, Chinese Recipes, Recipes, Malaysian Recipes, Recipes61 Comments
Sesame Oil Chicken Recipe (麻油鸡)
3 chicken drumsticks (chop into 3-4 pieces each, bone-in)
2-3 inches knob of ginger (peeled and cut into thin strips)
1 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon Shaoxing wine or Chinese rice wine
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1/2 cup water
3 dashes white pepper powder
Heat up a wok over high heat and add the sesame oil. When a swirl of smoke appears from the wok and the oil is fully heated, add the ginger strips and stir fry until light brown or aromatic. Add chicken to the wok and stir fry for about 10-15 seconds before adding the soy sauce, oyster sauce, wine, and white pepper powder. Continue to stir-fry until the chicken is 70% cooked. Add water and do a few quick stirs. Cover the wok with the lid and turn the heat to medium to low heat and let the chicken cook for a few minutes or until the sauce thickens and the meat becomes tender. Dish out and serve immediately.
If the sauce dries up, add more water and cook until the chicken reach your desired doneness.