Taiwanese Sesame Oil Chicken Soup

Taiwanese sesame oil chicken soup is a traditional Taiwanese dish featuring sesame oil, ginger, and rice wine. The health benefits from the ginger and sesame oil also make this the perfect dish to enjoy when you are feeling under the weather. Let’s explore…

Taiwanese Sesame Oil Chicken Soup


  • Chicken thigh/drumsticks1kg
  • Naturaa Sesame Oil2 tbsp
  • Ginger2 inches
  • Rice wine240 mL
  • Boiling water3 cups
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped spring onion


  • Step 1

    Heat a large pan over medium heat.
  • Step 2

    Add the Naturaa sesame oil and sliced ginger to the pan. Fry ginger slices until they reach a deep golden brown, around 7-10 minutes. Remove the ginger and set it aside for later.
  • Step 3

    Turn the heat up to medium-high and add the chicken to the pan. Roast the chicken until it is browned on all sides.
  • Step 4

    Add the ginger from before, rice wine, boiling water, and salt to the pan.
  • Step 5

    The water amount should be enough to cover most of the chicken.
  • Step 6

    Bring the soup up to a boil. Lower the heat so that the soup is at a simmer.
  • Step 7

    Cover the soup for around 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked completely and the wine flavor has mellowed out.
  • Step 8

    Taste the soup and add more salt and black sesame oil as needed.
  • Step 9

    Optionally garnish with chopped spring onion before serving.


“Real soup is to the body what peace is to the soul.”

Isabel Allende



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