Although Three Cup Chicken is named for its three liquid ingredients--sesame oil, rice wine and soy sauce--its enticing aroma is what attracts your attention.
Scents of ginger and basil waft from this version of the traditional Taiwanese dish.
Such a fragrant meal seems like it would take awhile to prepare, but this comes together quickly. Buy chicken parts rather than a whole chicken, if you prefer. Serve the chicken over steamed jasmine rice.
Sauteed pea sprouts are a nice side dish; saute them briefly in a little sesame oil and minced garlic. The sprouts are sold at Asian markets.
Fresh fruit is a cooling finish.
Shaoxing wine, Chinese rice wine, is found at Asian stores.