Scallion Oil Chicken

Scallion Oil Chicken


The Lowdown: 

This scallion oil chicken will always bring back the feeling of home 😌 It’s a versatile stir fry dish that can be added to any Chinese home cooked meal. Simple yet so comforting, a bowl of white rice is a must!



  • 250g boneless chicken leg, cut into big chunks
  • 1/2 brown onion, sliced
  • 3-4 slices of old ginger
  • 3 stalks of spring onions (separate white stems from green leaves)
  • 180ml water

Chicken marinade:

  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsps shao xing wine
  • 1 tbsp thick caramel dark soy sauce
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • White pepper (optional)


  1. Marinate the Chicken:
    • Mix the light soy sauce, oyster sauce, shao xing wine, dark soy saucem white pepper, and sugar together.
    • Add the chicken chunks and let them marinate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Sauté Aromatics:
    • In a pan, heat some oil and sauté ginger, scallion stems, and onions until fragrant.
  3. Cook the Chicken:
    • Add the marinated chicken to the pan and cook until the pieces start to brown.
    • Pour in any remaining marinade and the water.
  4. Add Scallion Leaves:
    • Stir in the scallion leaves and cook until they are wilted and the chicken is fully cooked.
  5. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Best served over a bed of steaming rice. Enjoy!


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