Rating: 4 stars
62 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2

This chicken dish is one of the beer-lover's favorites in Taiwan. It requires three essential ingredients — soy sauce, rice wine, and sesame oil. An abundant amount of Thai basil and ginger make this chicken dish a heavenly spicy meal. Serve with noodles or rice.



Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until lightly browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Remove chicken from the skillet and set aside.

  • Heat sesame oil in the same skillet. Add ginger and garlic; cook and stir until ginger begins to brown, about 30 seconds. Stir in reserved chicken, sherry, soy sauce, water, and sugar. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until there is only 1/4 cup of liquid left in the skillet, about 20 minutes. Stir in basil and chiles; increase heat to medium and continue cooking until liquid is almost gone.

Nutrition Facts

653 calories; protein 33.7g; carbohydrates 28.4g; fat 44.9g; cholesterol 108.3mg; sodium 1553.8mg. Full Nutrition