Boiled Salty Chicken


Boiled Salty Chicken

Boiled salty chicken is a common street food in Taiwan. It’s one of the popular dishes at dinner in the summer. Because it’s made with chicken and vegetables, it wouldn’t be a burden on the body. You can try to cook this delicious and refreshing dish at home. Let's do it.
Servings 2 people
Prep Time 0 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 0 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • Pots
  • Grillers Garlic Press
  • Container


  • 1 pound chicken thighs (or chicken breast) (500g)
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 chiles (option, if you don’t like spicy, you don't need to use chili.)
  • 3 scallions, trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 100 ml chicken stock (option, if you like plain and original flavor, you don’t need to add it in water.)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar


  • Cook chicken thighs in boiled water for 5 minutes on medium heat. Then turn off the heat and let the chicken thighs sit in the broth on the stove, covered, for an additional 10 minutes.
    Cook chicken thighs in boiled water
  • Remove the chicken thighs from the pot and peel the skin off the chicken thighs. Let them rest about 5 minutes to cool.
    Remove the chicken thighs from the pot
  • When waiting, chop and mince garlic, chili, and scallions. Place on a dish and place aside.
    chop and mince garlic chili and scallions
  • Add chicken soup in a small bowl. Add salt and sugar in a bowl and stir. Place aside.
    Add chicken soup
  • Shred or slice the chicken and put the chicken in a food storage container.
    Shred or slice the chicken
  • Add minced garlic, chili, scallions, sesame oil, ground white pepper, and the soup mixture in the container.
    Add all to the soup mixture in the container.
  • Put a lid on the food container and gently shake the container until mix well.
    Put a lid on the food container
  • Serve Taiwanese Boiled Salty Chicken. Finish and enjoy
    Boiled Salty Chicken
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Taiwanese
Keyword: Taiwanese, Street Food, Main Dish

Tools & equipment you may need

Pots and Pans

T-fal Hard Anodized Cookware Set, Nonstick Pots and Pans Set, 14 Piece, Thermo-Spot Heat Indicator

Grillers Garlic Press

Grillers Garlic Press
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