Sesame oil chicken is a Taiwanese dish that's popular with new moms who have just given birth and also anyone who wants to keep the body warm. The ginger, sesame oil and the rice wine are all considered warming ingredients in Traditional Chinese Medicine, which is thought to heal the body faster when recovering from childbirth or when you're trying to fight off a cold.
In this recipe video, I'm using Taiwanese Chicken which is firmer in texture compared to your standard chicken, making this Asian Speciality Chicken great to use in this dish.
TIP: I highly recommend buying a whole chicken and cutting it into smaller pieces at home, or you can always ask the butcher in the meat department of your grocery store, as cooking with the bone on makes the chicken and broth more flavorful.
1 whole Taiwanese Chicken
4-6 Tbsp. black sesame oil
2 (4 inch) pieces of ginger root
1/2 bottle of rice wine*
* add rice wine and sesame oil to your taste preferences