This easy braised dish, based on a dish from Wickedfood cooking schools Chinese cooking class, uses rice wine, soy sauce and stock, hence the name.

500g skinless chicken thighs (or breasts)
1 T cornflour
1 T oil
2 spring onions, cut to short lengths, half julienned
4 slices ginger, peeled and thinly julienned
3 T rice wine (or dry sherry)
3 T light soy sauce
100ml chicken stock
1/2 t roasted sesame oil

  1. Cut the chicken into chunks and mix together with the cornflour to coat roughly.
  2. Heat the oil in a small casserole. Add the chicken, spring onion and ginger, and lightly brown.
  3. Add the rice wine, soy sauce and stock. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, covered for 20-25 minutes. There should be a little liquid left – if there is too much, boil it off.
  4. Add the sesame oil and serve the chicken hot from the casserole with fried or steamed rice, or egg noodles.

Serves 4

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Wickedfood Cooking School

Sunninghill – (011)

Wickedfood Cooking School runs cooking classes throughout the year at its purpose-built cooking studios. Classes are run in the mornings and evenings 7 days a week (subject to a minimum of 12 people). The venue is also popular for corporate events and private functions – team building cooking classes, birthdays, kitchen teas, and dinner parties with a difference.

Our cookery classes are hands-on, where every person gets to participate in the preparation of the dishes. They are also a lot of fun where you not only learn new skills, but get to meet people with similar interests. For corporate groups and teambuilding cooking classes these classes are a novel way of creating staff interaction or entertaining clients.