Thursday, February 02, 2012

3 Cups Chicken

I have read so much about 3 cups chicken from various bloggers that I thought I just have to give it a go. I think I have always thought of this as soya sauce chicken rather than 3 cups chicken, but personally I like this recipe better- the measurements somehow balance the flavours.

I didn't add 3 cups of everything, because well.. I'm not cooking for a whole house whole of people! I read some articles that said this recipe actually comes from Taiwan. Again, isn't it intriguing that everywhere seem to have a variation of this recipe but really it's Taiwanese? haha.

I didn't have any spring onions and had some chives instead. Certainly this is a easy home cooked chinese meal!

3 Cups Chicken (Serves 4)
600 grams of chicken legs
10 chinese mushrooms hydrated with warm water
2-3 tablespoon of soy sauce
2 tablespoon of sesame oil
2-3 tablespoon of hua tiao jiu
1 tablespoon of garlic
ginger sliced- a small knob
small bunch of chinese chives
around 1 cup of water

Saute garlic and ginger. Brown chicken and add in sesame oil, soy and chinese cooking wine. Simmer. Add water if too dry. I cooked it for around 20 minutes. Adding chinese chives and seasoning at the end. Serve with rice. Tastes better then next day!



Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

need more rice to go with this chicken dish, YUM!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Love this too, one of the fool proof chicken dish I cooked at home.

lena said...

yeah, me too..have seen it in some of the books that they use the same seasoning and sauce to make 3 cups squids and 3 cups meat :)

tigerfish said...

Looking for steamed rice now!!!!

Joanne said...

I've actually never heard of this, but with three cups of everything it does sound like it would make enough to feed an army. Delicious!

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

I love 3 cups anything! 3 cups chicken is the most common but I have not cooked it yet. Shall set myself a reminder to cook this soon.

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