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Friday, February 5, 2010

3 Cups Chicken (三杯雞)

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Okay, This three cups chicken is just easy and delicious. The bigest feature for this dish is by using three different kinds of seasoning. (that's why we call it Three Cups Chicken)

Most of Taiwanese love this dish not only have it with a regular serve but also have it with beer when you hang out with friends.

Shall we?


Chicken leg----2 (with bone)
Thai Basil----20g
Garlic----6 glove
Chili, chopped----1
Ginger, finely shirred----1 big chunk

Soy sauce----3/4 cup
Cooking wine----3/4 cup (Taiwanese style or asian atyle)
Sugar----3/4 cup

1. Grab a big saucepan, by start cooking the chicken till it's golden-brown.
2. Add garlic, ginger, chili and all the seasonings.
3. Stir it well and cook it till the juice is thick and reduced.
4. Add basil, serve with steam rice.


  1. This looks so great! And fairly simple. I moved to Taiwan 3 months ago from America and have been having a hard time in the markets, so this should be perfect. THanks!

  2. Looks great! What song is this?:)

  3. A winning combo...your dish looks so tempting!!! thanks for this food guide.

  4. This is such an awesome recipe! Nice paired with reheated white rice, and it filled my home with a nice garlicky/gingery smell. The chicken turned out very tender. I can’t wait to make it again. how to buy followers on instagram

  5. It's my husbands birthday this weekend and I want to surprise him with a homemade dinner. He loves Chinese food so that's what I want to make. I hope I don't mess it up! Wish me luck.


  6. 3/4 cup of sugar seems like a crazy amount. Is that right?

  7. I can't wait to give this recipe a try. I love Chinese food, but I usually order take-out. This summer, I will be staying at my grandparents' home in the country. There are not many Chinese restaurants around there, so these recipes are a lifesaver.


  8. I am so grateful for such and easy and delicious recipe! I can't believe that you only used three different spices, but I am sure that this will turn out amazingly when I make it soon. The great thing about this recipe is that I always have all of these seasonings in my house, which makes for an easy yet tasty meal at the last minute. I am always looking for more good things to feed my family.


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  19. This looks so yummy! I love the spice you used, Thai Basil is one of my favorites spices, and it goes so well with ginger and garlic. What is the difference between Taiwanese style and Asian style cooking wine? Is it just different flavors? I'm not sure I have ever cooked with either one before.


  20. It looks yummy and i have never ever tried this before but i'll definitely give it a try. Thank you so much for sharing this very nice post. Why don't you include Pakistani cooking recipes in blogger? they are really mouthwatering as well.