Sesame Oil Chicken: Benefits & The Easiest Recipe!
After giving birth, you mainly eat to recover and improve lactation 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. By doing so, you can heal smoothly and also benefit your breastfed baby. Among the reasons you should care more about what you eat is that your food can help alleviate wind and replenish the lost blood and nutrition. One of the widely-favoured dishes of new moms is the sesame oil chicken.
Why do sesame oil and chicken make a great combo? Sesame oil 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, gives you a supply of protein plus 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!
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
- Heat up a skillet or wok over high heat and add the sesame oil.
- When the oil is fully heated, add the ginger strips and stir fry until light brown or aromatic.
- Add the chicken and stir fry for about 10-15 seconds before adding the soy sauce, wine, and ground white pepper.
- Add the water and do a few quick stirs.
- 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.
- Dish out and serve immediately.
(Credit: Rasa Malaysia)
This sesame oil chicken confinement dish is loved by moms for various reasons. Aside from its savoury taste, it also provides heat that warms up your body comfortably. The good news is, with this recipe you can now quickly put together the dish with a short period of time spent 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! Save 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!