20-Minute San Bei Ji Recipe: Taiwanese Three Cup Chicken Recipe Is a Beloved Stir-fry Dish From China by 30Seconds Food

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20-Minute San Bei Ji Recipe: Taiwanese Three Cup Chicken Recipe Is a Beloved Stir-fry Dish From China

San Bei Ji originates in the Jiangxi province of southern China. This chicken stir-fry recipe is a favorite in Taiwan – probably the most popular and beloved dish. Serve this easy three cup chicken recipe with rice or noodles.

Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 pound boneless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Shaoxing wine
  • 1/3 cup Thai basil leaves

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Heat the sesame oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the ginger and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the chicken and cook until almost cooked through and browned, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the soy sauce, dark soy sauce and wine. Stir, cover, reduce heat and simmer about 5 minutes. 
  3. Toss in the basil leaves and cook about 1 more minute. 

Note: You could mix 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 1 tablespoon water to make a slurry to thicken the sauce if it's too thin for your liking.

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Donna John
Yum! Making this one night and watching the Olympics. :-) Love easy and fast recipes like this.
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
So delicious. What a simple and succulent recipe!

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