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Taiwanese Sesame Oil Chicken Soup 1

Taiwanese Sesame Oil Chicken Soup

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Taiwanese


Taiwanese Sesame Oil Chicken Soup is a soup dish prepared with chicken, ginger, scallions, black sesame oil and rice wine.


  • 1 kg chicken legs and thighs, bone in, cut into sections
  • 4 tbsp black sesame oil
  • 1 thumb sized ginger, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups Taiwanese rice wine (Michiu)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • fish sauce
  • 2 stalks spring onions, julienned
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • oil


  1. Season chicken pieces with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  2. Prepare a soup pot then add a small amount of oil, place in very high heat and wait of the pot to start smoking. Brown chicken pieces on all sides in batches, set chicken aside.
  3. Using the same pot lower the heat to medium then add the black sesame oil together with the ginger and garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the chicken back then pour in the rice wine, water and sugar. Bring it to a boil then simmer for 30 minutes covered.
  5. Season with fish sauce then serve garnished with spring onions.