Claypot Sesame Oil Chicken

Charlie & Karen

This recipe is brought to you by our friends at Asian Inspirations


Serves: 3-4
Cook Time: 35 mins


Ingredients for Noodles

  • 2g            Star anise
  • 1 stalk     Spring onion
  • 320g        Chicken whole chicken wings(4 pieces)
  • 7g            Ginger(slice)

Marinade(Chicken wings):

  • 1 tbsp    Dark soy sauce
  • 1 tsp      Oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp      Yeo’s sesame oil


  • 250ml    Water
  • 1tbsp     Dark soy sauce
  • 1tbsp     Oyster sauce
  • 1/2 tsp  Caramel dark soy sauce

1 tsp      Cooking wine(to be added in step 6)
1tsp       Sugar(to be added in step 6)


  1. Divide chicken wing joints into winglets and drumlets. Marinade wings and drumlets for 2-3 hours. Just before cooking, add in 1 tsp corn flour to the chicken.
  2. Heat claypot with 1 tbsp of sesame oil. Add in ginger slices and star anise, stir fry till fragrant.
  3. Add in wings/drumlets and stir fry till the chicken is browned on both sides.
  4. Add in seasonings and bring the mixture to a boil. The seasonings and water mixture should slightly cover all the chicken in the claypot.
  5. Bring the mixture to boil and then lower heat to medium low and simmer for about 25 mins until gravy is thickened and the chicken takes on a dark brown and even colour.
  6. Add in 1 tsp sugar and 1tsp cooking wine. Let it cook for a further 1 minute and turn off heat.
  7. To serve, sprinkle chopped spring onions over the chicken.
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