This is a dish originally from Jiangxi, China. People in Taiwan fell in love with this dish and added Asian basil to amplify the flavor.

The aroma comes from a combination of sesame oil, soy sauce, and wine, hence the name 3 cup chicken. The chicken is marinated and sauteed until the sauce thickens. This dish is full of bold flavor and very appetizing.

Hint: To make authentic 3 cup chicken, you will need a good amount of basil to accentuate the flavor. Follow the instructions below and I guarantee this dish will become a regular in your recipe book !


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Taiwanese Three Cup Chicken

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Author: ChihYu
Delicious homemade Taiwanese Three Cup Chicken ! 
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  • Heat avocado or olive oil in a saute pan when hot, add minced garlic and ginger for about 8-10 seconds until fragrant. 
  • Add chicken and pan fry until the chicken pieces are in golden brown color. 
  • Add 2 tbsp sesame oil, balsamic vinegar, coconut aminos, and tomato paste. Keep stir frying until the sauce thickens
  • Mixe in basil leaves and red chili peppers and lightly stir fry before serving
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Chinese, Taiwanese
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