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Sesame Oil Chicken

Sesame Oil Chicken Recipe

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Sesame oil chicken (麻油鸡) is a childhood dish which is the ultimate comfort food to me. This recipe is from my mum. Whenever I cook this dish, my house will be filled with the wonderful aroma of the simmering chicken, sesame oil and ginger which is so familiar and therapeutic. Best of all, this is a simple dish which is easy to prepare with minimal key ingredients – just chicken, sesame oil and ginger.

Sesame Oil Chicken Recipe

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75 Responses to “Sesame Oil Chicken”

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  1. peachkins — September 24, 2010 @ 7:32 pm

    I can already imagine the smell and the taste of this wonderful dish!

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  2. mochachocolatarita — September 24, 2010 @ 7:43 pm

    wow! i could eat many bowls of rice with this dish :D

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    • wiffy replied: — September 28th, 2010 @ 1:07 pm

      excellent for you now… you have excuse to add loads of sesame oil, ginger and wine! ;)

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  3. tigerfish — September 24, 2010 @ 7:53 pm

    Love the aroma of sesame oil and ginger. Such an easy recipe too.

    Maybe I can cook a chicken liver version ? Wonder if it works.

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    • wiffy replied: — September 28th, 2010 @ 1:08 pm

      Still can’t figure out which part is the liver … is it the “gian”? U should try and see if it works!

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  4. Selba — September 24, 2010 @ 8:13 pm

    I’m going to try this recipe during this weekend! :)

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    • wiffy replied: — September 28th, 2010 @ 1:08 pm

      Let me know how it goes ;)

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  5. cheang — September 24, 2010 @ 8:30 pm

    This is my favorite dish….mmmmm yummy! I like ginger & chinese wine very much.

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    • wiffy replied: — September 28th, 2010 @ 1:11 pm

      yes Chinese cooking essentials and my fave combination :)

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  6. Lia Chen — September 24, 2010 @ 8:41 pm

    I like this dish! But I can’t find Hua Diao Jiu here. Have been looking for it everywhere :(

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    • wiffy replied: — September 28th, 2010 @ 1:10 pm

      aww no Chinese grocery shops in Jakarta? You can also substitute with other hard liquor like X.O. or D.O.M … but you can leave out the wine too. The ginger and sesame oil is fragrant on their own!

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  7. Syd — September 24, 2010 @ 9:07 pm

    haha! I am also craving for this dish! and to think that it is very easy to cook! ^^ This is definitely on top of my list! :))

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  8. Jun Indochine Kitchen — September 24, 2010 @ 9:11 pm

    I am loving this. What brand of dark soy are you using? We always use mushroom flavored dark soy, but it tends to darken cooking a lot.

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    • wiffy replied: — September 28th, 2010 @ 1:13 pm

      I’m using Tai Hua superior dark soy sauce. My family has been using this brand for ages.

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  9. ladyhomechef — September 24, 2010 @ 9:33 pm

    simple and delicious meal, appetizing too. I still haven’t eaten my dinner! what a torture…

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    • wiffy replied: — September 28th, 2010 @ 1:14 pm

      shouldn’t view food blogs before meals ;)

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  10. Ching @ Little Corner of Mine — September 24, 2010 @ 10:30 pm

    Yummy! I couldn’t resist this simple and aromatic dish too.

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