Taiwanese 3 Cup Chicken

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Poultry

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Servings:

4

A Chinese dish which originated from Jiang Xi, China. It became wildly popular in Taiwan and since then it has become one of their most iconic dishes.
San bei literally means 3 cups of sauces – namely soy sauce, rice wine and sesame oil. The sauce is cooked on high heat with the chicken which allows it to be reduced and absorbed by the meat.
What follows is intense flavour and aroma coated over every chunk of meat! The Taiwanese version of San Bei Ji (3-cup chicken) also calls for basil to be added at the last step.
This finishing touch adds a refreshing herbal fragrance which is bound to waken up your tastebuds!

Ingredients

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large chicken thighs with drumstick (chopped into pieces)
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large chicken thighs with drumstick (chopped into pieces)
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cloves
cloves
garlic (halved)
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cloves
cloves
garlic (halved)
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sliced ginger
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sliced ginger
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fresh basil
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fresh basil
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tbsp
tbsp
sesame oil
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tbsp
tbsp
sesame oil
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tsp
tsp
dark soy sauce
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tsp
tsp
dark soy sauce

Sauce

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tbsp
light soy sauce
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tbsp
light soy sauce
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tbsp
hua tiao wine / rice wine
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tbsp
hua tiao wine / rice wine
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tbsp
tbsp
rock sugar
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tbsp
tbsp
rock sugar

Steps

1

In a bowl add 2 tbsp light soy sauce,
In a bowl add 2 tbsp light soy sauce,
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2

3 tbsp hua tiao wine,
3 tbsp hua tiao wine,
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3

and 1 tbsp rock sugar
and 1 tbsp rock sugar
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4

Mix until sugar dissolves and set aside
Mix until sugar dissolves and set aside
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5

Heat 3 tbsp sesame oil in wok
Heat 3 tbsp sesame oil in wok
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6

Add 4 cloves garlic (halved)
Add 4 cloves garlic (halved)
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7

20 g sliced ginger
20 g sliced ginger
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8

Stir fry until fragrant
Stir fry until fragrant
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9

Add 2 large chicken thighs with drumstick (chopped into pieces)
Add 2 large chicken thighs with drumstick (chopped into pieces)
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10

Stir fry chicken until 70% cooked
Stir fry chicken until 70% cooked
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11

Add sauce mixture
Add sauce mixture
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12

Add ½ tsp dark soy sauce for colour
Add ½ tsp dark soy sauce for colour
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13

Cover and cook for 3 more mins
Cover and cook for 3 more mins
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14

Add 30g fresh basil
Add 30g fresh basil
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15

Toss and cook for another 30 secs, then serve
Toss and cook for another 30 secs, then serve
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