Three Cup Chicken is an authentic dish from Taiwan. It was originally developed by a chef who cooked for the King in Jiangxi in the 14th Century. The name “Three Cups” refers to the cooking sauce: one cup of oil, one cup of wine and one cup of soy sauce. The dish spread to Taiwan in the 1800s with some ingredients improved. People began to use sesame oil instead of regular oil and rice wine instead of regular wine. Adding basil to the dish combined the fragrant herb with traditional sauces and became the cuisine we have today.
A. Chicken Drumstick (Precut) 1lb and 8oz | Our chicken are 100% All-Natural with no growth hormone or steroid |
B. Basil ¾ Oz
C. Onion (Precut) 3 Oz
D. 1 Cup of Rice ( How to Cook Rice )
Spice and Sauces (Well organized and combined in containers No.1 – No.5):
- Sesame Oil - Ice Sugar - Soy Sauce
- Garlic - Vegetable Oil - Dry Red Chili
- Ginger - Rice Wine
Step by Step Recipe
1. Cook Chicken: Pour 1/3 of oil in (No.1) into a pan and heat 1-2 minutes until hot. Add pre-cut chicken drumsticks to the pan, cook and stir frequently for 7-10 min until the chicken skin is browned. Set aside on another plate for later use.
2. Add Spice: Wipe out the pan and heat the rest of the vegetable oil from (No.1) until hot. Then add in the chili, ginger, and garlic from (No.2). Stir and cook 2-3 min until fragrant. Then add ice sugar (No.3) into the middle of the pan and cook for 30 seconds.
3. Add Sauces: Add the browned chicken drumstick from step 1 back to the pan, cook and stir for another 1 min. Then shake the sauce (No.4) and add to the pan. Stir and mix well. Cover with lid, reduce the heat to low and cook for 2 - 3min.
4. Add Vegetables: While waiting, tear the basil (B) into small pieces. After step 3 is done, open the lid, add in basil, onion (C) and sesame oil (No.5). Keep stirring for another 2 min, then turn off the heat. Plate and serve the dishes with steamed rice. Enjoy!