To be honest, I have never fancy sesame oil chicken prior to childbirth, because it’s kind of oily. However, the hubby and his family loved these classic dishes!
During my confinement, I sort of fell in love with this dish because the catering company made it quite yummy lol. I don’t usually order this outside, but I love the homemade version.
This is a super Asian / Chinese dish, which the hubby later commented that this has his granny’s taste. He’s betting on the use of more ginger :p
I omitted oyster sauce from the original recipe, so it’s healthier. Oyster sauce these days are made with lots of additives – be sure to read the label before using it to cook for the little one, if you mind!
I still can’t find a dark soy sauce without preservatives, but I reckon not using it often should be fine *shrugs* And thanks to a fellow mummy friend’s sharing, Kikkoman light soy (red cap) has no preservative, so I am using that now.
Feel free to add any mushrooms, sliced baby corn or even frozen mixed veg into this recipe.
Sesame Oil Chicken – Recipe Adapted from Rasa Malaysia
-3 chicken drumsticks, chopped into 3-4 pcs each *I used drumlettes & chicken breast so it is easier for us to feed the little one
– 2 to 3 inches knob of ginger, cut into thin strips
– 1 to 1.5 tbsp dark soy sauce
– 0.5 tbsp light soy sauce (or more to taste)
– 2 tbsp sesame oil
– 1/2 cup water
– 3 dashes white pepper powder
– some dashes of white pepper powder
– 0.5 tbsp sesame oil
– 0.5 tsp Grated ginger
1. Marinate chicken for about 30 minutes.
2. Heat sesame oil in wok over high heat. When oil is fully heated, add ginger strips and stir fry till light brown or aromatic.
3. Add chicken and stir fry for about 10 to 15 secs before adding dark and light soy and white pepper.
4. Stir fry till chicken is 70% cooked. Add water and do a few quick stirs.
5. Cover wok with lid, and turn heat to medium / low heat and let the chicken cook for a few mins or till sauce thickens and meat becomes tender. *I usually let it simmer for a while in the kitchen, while returning to the dining area for work lol.
6. Dish out, garnish, and service with hot rice.