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Sesame Oil Beancurd Stick Chicken


  • 700g chicken (2 whole legs and half a breast)
  • 3 Tbs sesame oil
  • 1 Tbs oyster sauce
  • 1.5 Tbs light soy sauce
  • Pepper
  • 150g beancurd sticks (make sure they are really dry before using)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup cooking oil for frying
  • 1 tsp cornstarch mixed with 1/4 cup water
  • Dark soy sauce for better colour


  1. Chop chicken into small pieces. Marinade with light soy sauce, oyster sauce and sesame oil. Set aside for 30mins
  2. Heat wok on medium low heat. Add in 1 cup of cooking oil
  3. Break beancurd sticks into smaller pieces and fry them piece by piece until they have blister all over. It won’t take long
  4. Prepare a basin of water and soak the hot fried beancurd sticks in water. Excess oil will be removed
  5. Remove beancurd sticks from water, shake off the excess water and snip into preferred lengths
  6. After frying the beancurd sticks, pour away the oil and with the oily wok, turn heat to high. Put in chicken pieces and fry until they are browned and the skin starts to release oil
  7. Put in water and beancurd sticks. Make sure the beancurd sticks are well submerged in the liquid. Add more if it’s not enough
  8. Cook with lid on until the beancurd sticks reach your desired level of softness. Reduce the gravy and thicken with cornstarch mixture. Add dark soy sauce if it’s too light
  9. Add salt and pepper if necessary

Recipe source: Wendyywy

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