Three cup chicken

Time 30 minutes
Yields Serves 4
Three cup chicken
(Los Angeles Times)

Cut the chicken parts into 2-inch pieces using a cleaver. Set aside.


Heat the sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ginger and garlic and cook until aromatic, 1 minute. Increase the heat to high and add the chicken. Cook, moving the pieces around, until the flesh no longer looks pink, 3 minutes.


Add the shaoxing wine, soy sauce and sugar, stirring to mix well. Cover the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until the liquid is reduced by half and the chicken is cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in the basil just before serving.

Shaoxing wine, Chinese rice wine, is found at Asian stores.

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