• Prep Time 20 minutes
  • Cook Time 30 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Normal

Recipe Description

A thermo jar is the new, easy, energy-saving, Earth-friendly and healthy way to cook. And it makes the ultimate portable meal! The recipe below teaches you an excellent way of cooking braised sesame oil chicken in a thermo jar.

This recipe was first published in Amy Beh’s column, Cook’s Nook. 


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Recipe Ingredient

  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 10 slices ginger
  • 250 g chicken drumstick (cut into small pieces)
  • 100 g potato (cut into large cubes)
  • 100 g carrot,cut into large cubes
  • 100 g lotus root (sliced)
  • 300 ml water
  • 1 stalk spring onion (cut into 4cm lengths)
  • Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp premium oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp chicken stock powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 5 g rock sugar


  1. Heat sesame oil in a large non-stick saucepan. Fry ginger, chicken, potato, carrot and lotus root briefly. Mix in seasoning then pour in water. Bring to a boil and cook for 15 minutes.
  2. Pour enough boiling water into a thermal food jar. Close and allow the jar to preheat for 2 minutes then pour out the water.
  3. Tip the pre-cooked ingredients into the preheated jar. Close the jar tightly and leave for 1 hour. Serve garnished with spring onion.

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