Sesame Oil Chicken: Benefits & The Easiest Recipe!

Sesame Oil Chicken

Nothing describes homeliness better than the fragrant scent of dishes like sesame oil chicken, right? The aroma of cooked sesame that caresses our nose could almost instantly make our stomach rumble and crave for whatever is cooking in the kitchen! Good news for mommies reading this, sesame oil chicken is one of the dishes recommended to have during confinement!

Understandably, after giving birth, you mainly eat to recover and improve milk supply for your beloved newborn. Hence, you would try to find as many information as possible on how to plan and build a confinement diet that can be followed. Lucky for you, the list is endless! 

You can have almost everything you want as long as you are following a balanced diet and stay away from foods that can give you allergic reactions or unhealthy foods in general. 

By doing so, you can heal better and also benefit your breastfed baby as breast milk is their sole source of nutrition and food for the first few months, especially if you exclusively breastfeed. What you eat can be passed down to your child through your milk. Furthermore, among other reasons you should care more about what you eat is that the right confinement foods can help alleviate wind and replenish your lost blood and nutrition which are equally important to ensure smooth postnatal recovery. 

Apart from other common confinement ingredients like ginger, garlic, and red dates, sesame oil also one of the more underrated ingredients! Today, let’s focus specifically on a dish made with sesame oil as one of the main ingredients which, coincidentally, is also one of the widely-favoured dishes of new moms; sesame oil chicken.

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Sesame Oil Chicken for Confinement

Why do chicken and sesame oil for confinement make a great combo? For a start, the sesame oil benefits are abundant! It is low in saturated fats and high in magnesium. This means, apart from the comforting property it gives, sesame oil can also lower blood pressure! 

Chicken, on the other hand, needs no introduction as one of the best sources of protein out there! It also gives you a supply of essential vitamins and minerals that keep bones in mint condition. It is a natural antidepressant that promotes heart health and boosts metabolism. When cooked together, they form a flavourful heaty dish – excellent for a new mother like yourself!

Below, we have the easiest sesame oil chicken recipe that you can cook up to perfection effortlessly! Customise the ingredients based on your liking and with that, have fun cooking!

Easy Sesame Oil Chicken Recipe


  • 2 tbsp of sesame oil
  • 2-3 inches of ginger strips
  • 12 oz of chicken pieces
  • 2 tbsp of soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp of Chinese rice wine
  • ½ cup of water
  • A dash of ground white pepper


  1. Heat up a skillet or wok over high heat and add the sesame oil.
  2. When the oil is fully heated, add the ginger strips and stir fry until light brown or aromatic. 
  3. Add the chicken and stir fry for about 10-15 seconds before adding the soy sauce, wine, and ground white pepper. 
  4. Add the water and do a few quick stirs. 
  5. Cover the skillet or wok with the lid and turn the heat to low heat and let the chicken cook for about 10 minutes or until the sauce thickens and the meat becomes tender. 
  6. Dish out and serve immediately.

(Credit: Rasa Malaysia)

This sesame oil chicken confinement dish is loved by many moms for obvious reasons. Aside from its savoury taste, it also has heaty properties that warm up your body comfortably due to the ingredients used in it. The good news is, with this recipe you can now quickly put together the dish within a short period of time in the kitchen! 

There are also a lot of other easy confinement food recipes you can look up and prepare in a short time. You can try the chicken soup, green papaya soup, or even drinks like red dates tea. If you do not feel like stepping in the kitchen at all, have someone else cook for you be it your partner, family member, OR a confinement meal chef! 

Spare yourself all the hassle of having to get into the kitchen. Have your daily confinement meals delivered your doorstep so you would not have to worry about collecting the right ingredients or having to cook! 

At Tian Wei, we serve over 90 different meat dishes so you will not easily get bored eating the same things over and over again. Just a quick glance at our menu will tell you that our traditional and fusion cuisines are made to ensure your ultimate satisfaction not only with the health benefits and ingredients but also the extensive variety! If you have your mind made up, you know where to find us. Until next time!

Best Confinement Foods for You and Your Newborn
Best Confinement Foods for You and Your Newborn


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    We are a team behind the leading confinement food caterer who understand the importance of a well balanced diet to help mothers recover properly post-delivery. On top of preparing nutritious confinement meals for mothers, we work closely with our in-house dietitian to research articles and scour the internet to put together a library of dietary knowledge to help mothers along in their confinement.