Three Cup Chicken
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Taiwanese three-cup chicken with sweet basil, rice wine, sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic and ginger. Clay pot version.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chicken
Servings: 2
Calories: 361 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 2 chicken leg quarters , you can use whole chicken, just cut it into small pieces
  • 2 cups fresh sweet basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce , 1 and 3/4 tablespoons light soy sauce+1/4 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon rock sugar
  • 1 and 1/5 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves , sliced
  • 1 thumb ginger , sliced
  • 3 green onion whites
  1. Cut chicken into small pieces for better flavoring. Cook chicken in boiling water for around 2 minutes to remove impurities. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat up a clay pot over medium fire, add 1 tablespoon of sesame oil and then lay garlic, ginger and green onion whites in bottom.
  3. Add chicken chunks, rice wine, light soy sauce and rock sugar. Cover the lid and simmer for 15 minutes to 20 minutes over medium fire or slow fire.
  4. Add sweet brail leaves and turn up the fire to thicken the sauce.
  5. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Three Cup Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 361 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 104mg 35%
Sodium 1089mg 45%
Potassium 326mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Sugars 2g
Protein 20g 40%
Vitamin A 27%
Vitamin C 6.8%
Calcium 5.1%
Iron 10.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.