Chicken in Oyster Sauce

With Chinese New Year around the corner, I thought I’d whip up this Chinese inspired dish that is sure to deliver on great taste and authenticity. Even though it was made in celebration of Chinese New year, this dish can be eaten all year round and is also a great crowd pleaser! Pair this up with my Egg Fried Rice recipe and you’ll be in for a great treat that tastes better than a takeaway!


  • Chicken Breast
  • 2tsp Garlic, chopped
  • 2tsp Red Chilli, chopped
  • 2 tsp Ginger, chopped
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 Red Bell Peppers
  • 2 White Onions
  • 2tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • 1tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1tsp Sugar
  • 1tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 1/2tbsp Corn Starch
  • 1/3 Cup Water
  • Sunflower oil


  • Wash and cut the chicken breasts into bitesize chunks. Then in a bowl, marinate the chicken with 1tsp each of ginger, garlic, red chilli, salt and pepper. Cover with cling film and set aside.
  • For the sauce, in a bowl combine the oyster sauce, soy sauce, sugar, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, corn starch and water. Whisk and set aside.
  • Cut the onions into large chunks as well as the red bell peppers.
  • Heat a saute pan with sunflower oil on a medium-high heat and begin to fry the chicken in an even, single layer, making sure they’re spaced out enough and not overcrowding the pan. This will ensure a crisp coating on the chicken and a nice golden colour. Fry in 2 or 3 batches if you need to. Set the chicken on a plate as you do this. The chicken will not be cooked all the way through at this point, it will be added back into the pan later.
  • Once all the chicken has been seared, in the same pan, add in the remaining chopped garlic, ginger and chilli, add in a little more oil if the pan is dry. When fragrant, add the chopped onions and bell peppers into the pan and stir fry.
  • The peppers and onions should be tender but still crisp. Add the chicken back into the pan along with the sauce. Turn down the heat to low-medium and allow the sauce to heat through and thicken. The sauce will thicken quite quickly. Stir frequently to make sure everything is well coated in the pan.
  • Finally add sesame seeds and chopped spring onion if you wish as a garnish.

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