Three-Cup Chicken

  • prep: 0 hr
  • cook: 30 min
  • total: 30 min
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  • Summary

    Ask 30 people how to make this simple Taiwanese recipe, and you’ll receive 30 different responses. Some fry the chicken before braising it, use more oil, less wine, different blends of soy sauce. Debates rage over how thick the sauce should be, over which parts of the chicken to use. (Few follow the folk recipe that calls for making the sauce with a cup each of sesame oil, soy sauce and rice wine. “If you actually cook it that way,” says Eddie Huang, the Taiwanese-American chef who insp...

    Ingredients

    • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
    • 1 2-to-3-inch piece of ginger, peeled and sliced into coins, approximately 12
    • 12 cloves of garlic, peeled
    • 4 whole scallions, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
    • 3 dried red peppers or 1 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
    • 2 pounds chicken thighs, boneless or bone-in, cut into bite-size pieces
    • 1 tablespoon unrefined or light brown sugar
    • ½ cup rice wine
    • ¼ cup light soy sauce
    • 2 cups fresh Thai basil leaves or regular basil leaves

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 45 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 2 g 2.31%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 0 mg 0%
    • Calcium: 0 mg 0%
    • Potassium: 0 mg 0%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 0 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
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    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
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