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Sesame Oil Chicken

Sesame Oil Chicken Recipe

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One day, I was walking past my neighbour’s home along the corridor and my paparazzi nose picked up an amazing aroma and I knew what it was instantly – sesame oil chicken (麻油鸡). This makes me crave for this simple childhood dish and I simply couldn’t get the dish out of my head. I asked my mum how she cooked hers last time and she taught me her simple recipe over the phone. When I tried out the dish, my whole house was also filled with the wonderful aroma which I experienced walking past my neighbour’s home. The aroma of the sesame oil and ginger is so familiar and so 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”

  1. Cookie — January 1, 2011 @ 9:38 pm

    Hi, this is one of my comfort food, and your version is even better than what I am used to!

    I can’t find 花雕酒 or 绍兴酒 in London, but recently chance upon Ginger Wine in the local supermarket – wanna tell u (and your other readers) that it works wonderfully with your recipe!


  2. Karin — January 5, 2011 @ 2:27 pm

    WOW! I just tried it. It’s amazingly easy and absolutely yummy! Thank you wiffy!


  3. Happismiley — March 24, 2011 @ 7:15 pm

    Wow I just tried it for my dinner! Wonderful! *thumbs up*


  4. Jenny Kong — March 28, 2011 @ 11:06 am

    If you dont like button mushrooms … try with black fungus… soak the fungus 1st with water, then rinse it n fry it together with the chicken.. yummy.. n good for blood circulation also :D


    • wiffy replied: — March 28th, 2011 @ 1:19 pm

      that’s great idea – I think chicken and black fungus is a winning combi. Thanks for sharing :))


      • Teresa replied: — September 26th, 2011 @ 11:47 am

        Hi, I would like to add Tou Kee. But I have no idea which brand would be good & where to buy in SIn ? Can u advise? Thanks! :)

  5. AC — May 8, 2012 @ 5:58 pm

    Hi Wiffy,

    Just cooked this for dinner tonight and the kids are liking it so far. May I know what brand of sesame oil you use? Thanks!


    • wiffy replied: — May 9th, 2012 @ 10:51 am

      Hi AC, currently using NTUC brand of white sesame oil


  6. xiuhui — July 3, 2012 @ 9:38 pm

    hi wiffy,
    which kind of dark soy sauce are you using?
    the thick type which is a bit sweet or the watery type, which is abit salty?


    • wiffy replied: — July 4th, 2012 @ 11:49 pm

      Hi xiuhui, I use the watery/salty type.


  7. Eugene from singapore! — September 9, 2012 @ 7:46 pm

    Thanks for the wonderful receipe!!! Just tried it and it is so easy and fast to cook…
    Can i ask if we wan the meat to be soak the taste up is to simmer it longer?
    Also what can we add to the dish? Mushrooms?



  8. Nur Shilah — January 30, 2013 @ 7:51 am

    What is alternative not to use Wine, because Im Muslim & how many spoon for it?
    Thank you.


    • wiffy replied: — January 30th, 2013 @ 10:14 am

      Hi, you don’t need to substitute, just omit it. It will still taste good, sometimes even Chinese omitted the wine for various reasons.


  9. Ben — March 17, 2013 @ 3:47 pm

    You might want to be add some starch (淀粉)It will make the sauce creamy and yummy.


  10. Alice Siew — March 18, 2013 @ 9:35 am

    Tried out this recipe. It’s very easy to follow and the taste is superb.