The BEST Soy Sauce Chicken Recipe

This famous Chinatown classic recipe features juicy chicken braised in a soy sauce based sauce. It's simple and EASY to make at home.

These ingredients are easy to find at your local Asian grocery store, but it's important to get a high quality whole free range chicken since this is the star item.

📝 Ingredients

Blanch the Chicken


Flash blanch the chicken with boiling water to tighten the skin.

Pat Dry Chicken


Remove the chicken from the bowl, pat dry and set aside.

Sauté Aromatics


In a large stock pot, sauté the aromatics until fragrant.

Add the Sauce


Add the soy sauce, shaoxing wine, and other ingredients to create the soy sauce base.

Cook the Chicken


Cook the chicken in the sauce while flipping halfway and skimming off any scum from the surface.

Baste the Chicken


After cooking, plate the chicken to rest while basting with more sauce for iconic dark caramel color.

Carve and Serve


Carve the chicken and serve immediately after basting and resting the chicken with rice and more sauce.

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