Sesame Oil Chicken Recipe

Sesame Oil Chicken (麻油鸡) recipe - This a really homey and humble chicken dish that is both delicious and easy to make. It takes only a few ingredients, and the great taste complements steamed white rice.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Sesame Oil Chicken
Servings 4 people
Calories 165 kcal



  1. Heat up a skillet or wok over high heat and add the sesame oil. When the oil is fully heated, add the ginger strips and stir fry until light brown or aromatic. Add the chicken and stir fry for about 10-15 seconds before adding the soy sauce, wine, and ground white pepper. Add the water and do a few quick stirs. Cover the skillet or wok with the lid and turn the heat to low heat and let the chicken cook for about 10 minutes or until the sauce thickens and the meat becomes tender. Dish out and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

If the sauce dries up, add more water and cook until the chicken becomes tender. You may use bone-in chicken legs or thighs to make this dish. Just chop the chicken to pieces.

Nutrition Facts
Sesame Oil Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 people)
Calories 165 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 533mg23%
Potassium 110mg3%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 55IU1%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.