Taiwanese-Style Three Cup Chicken Recipe

Taiwanese-Style Three Cup Chicken Recipe

How To Make Taiwanese-Style Three Cup Chicken

This three cup chicken is a favorite in Taiwan! Enjoy chicken chunks cooked in soy sauce, rice wine, Thai basil, and ginger, served over noodles or rice.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • 1tbspvegetable oil
  • lbchicken thighs,skinless, boneless, and cut into chunks
  • ½cupsesame oil
  • 10slicesfresh ginger
  • 2garlic cloves,sliced
  • ½cupdry sherry
  • cupsoy sauce
  • ¼cupwater
  • 3tbspwhite sugar
  • ½cupThai basil leaves,fresh
  • 3red chilies,whole, dried


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken pieces, and cook for about 5 minutes, until lightly browned on all sides. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.

  2. Heat sesame oil in skillet, then add ginger and garlic. Cook and stir for about 30 seconds, until the ginger begins to brown.

  3. Stir in the reserved chicken, sherry, soy sauce, water, and sugar. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for about 20 minutes, until there is only ¼ cup of liquid left in the skillet.

  4. Stir in the basil and chiles, and increase heat to medium. Continue cooking until the liquid is almost gone.

  5. Serve with noodles or rice. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 723.65kcal
  • Fat: 59.21g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.82g
  • Trans Fat: 0.17g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 25.17g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 17.95g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.21g
  • Fiber: 0.53g
  • Sugar: 9.87g
  • Protein: 30.23g
  • Cholesterol: 166.70mg
  • Sodium: 1308.43mg
  • Calcium: 29.90mg
  • Potassium: 503.11mg
  • Iron: 1.69mg
  • Vitamin A: 49.19µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.34mg
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