Lee Kum Kee Soy Sauce Chicken

Just like in my favorite Chinese restaurant, this Lee Kum Kee Soy Sauce Chicken hits the spot! It’s flavorful, aromatic, and has the most delicious sauces!

Lee Kum Kee Soy Sauce Chicken

If you’re fond of Chinese food, then I’m sure Soy Sauce Chicken is one of those on top of your list. I mean, how can you not like it — it’s full of flavor, it has the most delicious sauces, and it practically calls out your name when you see it hanging from the restaurant window or the kitchen window of your favorite Chinese restaurant.

If only somebody told me how easy it is to prepare this Soy Sauce Chicken at home, I would have done it years ago– and frequently too — and not wait until I can drop by our favorite Chinese restaurant whenever I have the craving.

Lee Kum Kee Soy Sauce

I recently discovered Lee Kum Kee Soy Sauce one day at the supermarket when I was buying oyster sauce. In all honesty, I am a fan of all things Lee Kum Kee especially the oyster sauce, sesame oil, hoisin sauce, chili garlic sauce, and the charsiu sauce. But somehow, I didn’t know they have soy sauce and good thing I discovered it too because it tastes really good — just perfect when you’re planning to cook something that has soy sauce as its main ingredient.

For this recipe, I used Lee Kum Kee Premium Soy Sauce. You can tell by the rich soy flavor and aroma that it’s made from high quality soy bean. Of course, it is brewed according to the traditional and natural method too.

Lee Kum Kee Soy Sauce Chicken

The result was this nicely browned and rich Soy Sauce Chicken that is just fantastic when served with it’s braising sauce, Ginger Sauce and hot steaming rice.

The recipe is below. It’s super easy to make. Thanks to Ykaie for helping in the kitchen and grating the ginger for the Ginger Sauce.

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Lee Kum Kee Soy Sauce Chicken

  • Author: Peachy Adarne


  • 1/2 Chicken
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 inch knob of ginger, sliced thinly
  • 6 stalks green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 star anise
  • 1/2 cup rice wine, (I used Mijiu because that’s what I have on hand but you can also use shaoxing)
  • 3/4 cup Lee Kum Kee Premium Soy Sauce
  • 3/4 cup dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 5 cups water

Ginger Sauce

  • 5 tbsp grated Ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic grated
  • 10 stalks of green onions, chopped finely
  • 4 tbsp of soya or canola oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • salt


  1. Make sure to use a pot that would keep your chicken submerged in the cooking liquid. Heat oil in it and sauté ginger until it turns a little brown. Add green onions and sauté for 20 seconds more.
  2. Pour in rice wine and bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes until alcohol evaporates. You’ll know the alcohol has evaporated when the smell becomes sweeter.
  3. Pour in Lee Kum Kee Premium Soy Sauce, dark soy sauce. Add star anise, white sugar, salt, and water.
  4. Stir and bring to a boil; Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Add the chicken and bring to a boil again. Simmer the chicken for 30-45 minutes or you can use a meat thermometer to check if it’s done.Temperaure should be 165ºF at the thickest part of the chicken.
  6. Make the Ginger Sauce while chicken is simmering. Grate the ginger and garlic. Squeeze out the juice from the ginger and garlic mixture then add the green onions and salt.
  7. In a small pot, heat soya or canola oil and sesame oil.
  8. Pour it onto the ginger, garlic, green onion, mixture and let it sit to infuse.
  9. Remove the chicken from the pot and let it rest for 10 minutes before serving.
  10. Chop the chicken and serve it with the Ginger Sauce, the sauce it was boiled in, and steaming hot rice.


This serving is good for a family of three or four

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115 Responses

  1. yes, I love Chinese chicken preparations, have never tried them myself so thank you for sharing this, also good to know about the L.K.K. soy sauce!

    1. A premium soy sauce in a chicken ,wow ? overwhelming ung lasa at kalidad Ng pagkain

  2. I think I need to make one of these for Christmas. I love how crispy it looks, and I think it would make such a unique dish for the table.

  3. We love Chinese food in our house and I love making it instead of getting take-out! I am adding your Soy Sauce Chicken to our must-make-soon list 🙂 Sounds delish!!

  4. There’s really no limit as to what you can do with chicken! This looks so good and festive as well, you can choose to serve it during the Holidays. I love how easy it is to cook!

  5. That chicken looks amazing–I really need to try out your recipe. I have a great version of fried rice but still haven’t come up with a great main dish to serve with it. This might be the winner.

  6. Thanks for sharing this complete recipe.. Hope I will achieve the same color and yummy taste of the chicken once I cook .. 🙂 ..

  7. Wow this is looks fantastic and tempting! My family would love it for sure.

  8. Yummy! This would be perfect for Thanksgiving Dinner. Such a delicious recipe!

  9. We have actually been eating more chicken lately so this recipe will be prefect for us. I have never heard of Lee Kum Kee Soy Sauce before but it sounds like something I will have to try. Thanks for sharing this delicious Lee Kum Kee Soy Sauce chicken recipe.

  10. Oh my goodness! That chicken has my mouth watering! Soy sauce is one of my favorite flavor enhancers!

  11. This looks amazing. I need to give it a try. I may just try it out for Thanksgiving this year. The turkey really looks so good.

  12. This looks like an amazing chicken recipe. I will have to get the ingredients I need to give this a try.

  13. Omg can we say yum?!?! I just love Asian inspired dishes!!! Must give this a try!!!

  14. I’ve seen this soy sauce in asian grocery store and I really like the recipe you made for the chicken. It looks like it turned out super amazing. I’m going to pin this for later use.

  15. Looks really, really good. I think I would love it with some steamed white rice like you suggested! Yum!

  16. This looks so good! Thanks for the recipe. I will have to share with my husband who does all the cooking:)

  17. I can’t remember the last time I used Lee Kum Kee Soy Sauce. Bet that chicken is delish! Wish that soy sauce is available at the Asian store here.

  18. The photos have me drooling. It looks so delicious. I hope I can do your receipe justice. ❤️❤️

  19. Why you are oh so good in cooking?! hahaha really, I have been visiting your sites whenever I find a time and I love the recipes you share here. Also, your shots make it more engaging like I should give a try of this and that! I haven’t tried yet your recipes but I am planning, though particularly for my son’s baptismal. hoping to make it perfect the first try!

  20. Wow this looks amazing! I would have never thought to cook a whole chicken like this. I will definitely to try this one day!


  21. My son loves chicken and I am sure he will love this too. I will try to cook this for him on weekends.

  22. What do you do with the remaining sauce? Feels like a waste to discard over the chicken is cooked

  23. This recipe looks so good. My problem is that my husband and I are on a low sodium diet. Do you have the sodium count per serving. I also get quite frustrated by comments that say a recipe looks very good without having tried it. I love feedback and find it so helpful in trying a new recipe. I wish that readers would withhold comment until after trying a recipe. Buthelezi way, I agree that this does look really good!

  24. Sobrang sarap ng manok ❤️ i would love to try it mommy. Nakakatakam. Pwedeng gawin sa kahit na anong okasyon.

  25. Thank you 🍑 for an authentic recipe for my favorite Chinese wings. Now I can make them at home for a lot cheaper and better than most restaurants. This is going to go well with my homemade Basil Fried Rice and Spring Rolls for dinner tonight! 🥰😋💯
    P.S I wish I could post a picture of them, so you can see how beautiful they look!

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I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →






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