Chicken with Aromatic Vegetable Sauce

With a crispy outside and a succulent inside, this chicken dish tastes great, accompanied by a sweet and sour sauce with an irresistible aroma. This pan-fried recipe is surprisingly easy and healthy as it doesn’t require any oil for cooking.

Ingredients (Serves 2)

2 Chicken Thighs (deboned, skin on)

Salt and Pepper

For the sauce

Garlic (Finely chopped) 5g

Ginger (Finely chopped) 10g

Onion (Finely chopped) 50g

Rice Wine 1tbs (You can substitute white wine for rice wine)

Sesame Oil 1tbs

Rice Vinegar 1tbs (You can substitute white wine vinegar for rice vinegar)

Soy Sauce 1 and half tbs

Sugar 1tbs


  1. Lightly season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat a non-stick frying pan until hot. Place the chicken skin-side down. Cook over a high heat until the skin is golden-brown and crispy.
  2. Turn it over and cover the pan with the lid. Lower the heat and sizzle until the chicken is cooked through.
  3. Take the chicken out and cut into bite size pieces. Arrange on a serving plate.
  4. Remove the oil that came out of the chicken with paper towel. Mix all the sauce ingredients well, and then add to the pan. Turn the heat up and boil the sauce until slightly thickened.
  5. Spoon the sauce over the chicken. Serve with salad and/or rice if desired.


  1. You don’t need to add any oil to cook the chicken, because enough oil is coming out from its skin. Place the chicken on a non-stick frying-pan skin-side down, and leave it until oil comes out. Try not touch or move the chicken until then. Once the skin is cooked with enough oil, it won’t stick on the frying-pan.
  2. To check whether the chicken is cooked, pork it with a sharp knife. If the juice coming out of chicken is  clear, it’s cooked. If the juice still contains blood, it needs to cook further more.

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