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Oyster Sauce Chicken of Traditional Chinese Recipes

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time30 mins

Oyster Sauce Chicken

 4 chicken thighs
 ¼ tsp salt
 ¼ cup yellow onion
 2 cloves garlic
 1 ½ red bell peppers
 ¼ tsp black pepper
 ½ cup chicken broth
 2 tbsp oyster sauce
 1 tbsp dark soy sauce/ tamari
 1 tbsp Chinese rice wine/dry white wine/dry sherry
 1 tsp brown sugar
 2 tsp vegetable oil/pure olive oil

Rinse the chicken thighs and pat dry. Cut in half. Rub the salt and pepper over the thighs.


Peel and chop the onion. Peel and finely chop the garlic. Cut the red bell pepper in half, remove the seeds, and cut into 1-inch squares.


In a small bowl, combine the chicken broth, oyster sauce, soy sauce, rice wine, dry white wine or dry sherry, and brown sugar. Set aside.


In a non-stick frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.


Add the chicken thighs and brown on both sides. Remove the chicken thighs from the pan and drain on paper towels. Do not clean out the pan.


Add the onion and garlic into the pan, and cook until the onion is softened (about 5 minutes). Add the red pepper into the pan. Cook briefly, then add the sauce.


Bring the sauce to a boil, then add the chicken thighs back into the pan. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer the chicken until the juices in the thickest part of the thigh are clear when pierced with a fork (about 15 minutes). Stir the chicken occasionally while cooking. Serve hot over rice.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4