If there is a chicken recipe that I constantly make at home, it would be this sesame oil chicken recipe. Sesame oil chicken or 麻油鸡.
I make it at least once every few weeks, with lots of ginger and sesame oil. It’s a homey dish that everyone enjoys.
In Malaysia, sesame oil chicken or pork is often served to new mothers, during the confinement month after childbirth. Chinese people believe that ginger and sesame oil are heaty ingredients that help strengthen and nourish the body of new mothers and will speed up recovery after childbirth.
This chicken is so delicious and takes only a few ingredients: ginger, sesame oil, chicken and soy sauce. Stew and braise the chicken, preferably in Chinese clay pot, and you will have the most amazing, aromatic, tender and utterly mouthwatering chicken for steamed rice.
The best thing about it is that it takes only 20 minutes to make. Try it for dinner tonight, I will guarantee you that you will make it a dinner staple!
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