Escallion Chicken Recipe - Delicious Chicken Dish with Soy Sauce and Bacon

Escallion Chicken

Escallion Chicken Recipe - Delicious Chicken Dish with Soy Sauce and Bacon
Preparation time: 30 minutes | Cooking time: 1 hour | Servings: 4


Escallion Chicken
Escallion Chicken

Escallion Chicken is a delicious and flavorful dish that combines tender chicken with the aromatic flavors of escallion and bacon. This recipe is sure to impress your family and friends with its unique taste and presentation.


Escallion Chicken is a traditional Chinese dish that has been enjoyed for generations. The combination of escallion, bacon, and chicken creates a harmonious blend of flavors that is both savory and satisfying.



Seasoning Inside Chicken

How to prepare

  1. Wash, clean, and cut the chicken wings. Dry the chicken giblets and wings.
  2. Rub salt to taste on the outside and inside of the chicken, as well as the wings and giblets.
  3. Coat the entire outside of the chicken with dark soy sauce.
  4. Pound the sand ginger (Sar Geung) into a powder and sieve it; reserve the husk.
  5. To cook the chicken: Heat the wok and pour in the oil. Heat it up.
  6. Put the chicken in the wok and brown it to the desired color. Cover and remove the chicken.
  7. Fry the escallion and bacon.
  8. Stuff the inside of the chicken with the seasoning and fried bacon.
  9. Place the chicken sideways in the wok. Add the sand ginger husk to the oil in the wok.
  10. Cover and cook over low heat for 10 minutes, then turn and cook for another 10 minutes.
  11. Remove the chicken from the wok and let it cool off. Chop the chicken into bite-size pieces.
  12. Cut the bacon into small pieces and spread them on top of the chicken.
  13. Sauce: Add the sauce to the oil in the wok and stir continuously until it thickens.
  14. Pour the sauce over the chicken and serve.


  • You can add additional vegetables such as bell peppers or mushrooms to the dish for added flavor and nutrition.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to brown the chicken before cooking it to ensure a crispy and flavorful exterior.

- Be sure to stuff the chicken with the seasoning and fried bacon for maximum flavor.

- Cook the chicken over low heat to ensure that it cooks evenly and retains its moisture.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the Escallion Chicken with steamed rice and a side of vegetables for a complete and balanced meal.

Cooking Techniques

The key to this recipe is to cook the chicken slowly over low heat to ensure that it is tender and juicy.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have sand ginger, you can substitute with regular ginger for a similar flavor profile.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the chicken and sauce ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator until ready to cook and serve.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the dish with fresh escallion slices and a sprinkle of sesame seeds for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair this dish with a light and refreshing cucumber salad or a side of stir-fried vegetables for a complete meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

250 per serving


5g per serving


12g per serving


25g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

This dish is rich in vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, and calcium.


This recipe contains soy and wheat allergens.


This dish is a good source of protein and essential nutrients, making it a healthy and satisfying meal option.


Escallion Chicken is a flavorful and satisfying dish that is perfect for a family dinner or special occasion. With its unique combination of ingredients and delicious flavors, this recipe is sure to become a favorite in your household.

How did I get this recipe?

I distinctly remember the first time I saw this recipe for Escallion Chicken. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my friend Clara in her cozy little kitchen. Clara was an amazing cook, and she always had a new recipe up her sleeve to share with me. As soon as I walked in, I could smell the delicious aroma of herbs and spices wafting through the air.

Clara greeted me with a warm smile and handed me a glass of iced tea before getting back to work in the kitchen. I watched in awe as she expertly chopped up fresh scallions, garlic, and ginger, all while giving me tips and tricks on how to bring out the best flavors in each ingredient.

As she marinated the chicken in a flavorful blend of soy sauce, brown sugar, and vinegar, I couldn't help but ask her where she had learned such a delicious recipe. Clara chuckled and told me that she had picked it up during her travels in the Caribbean, where she had spent time learning from local chefs and home cooks.

I was immediately intrigued and asked if she could teach me how to make it too. Clara happily agreed and handed me a cutting board and knife, instructing me to chop up some scallions while she worked on the rest of the dish.

As we cooked together, Clara shared stories of her time in the Caribbean, describing the vibrant markets filled with fresh produce and the warm hospitality of the people she had met. I listened intently, soaking up every detail as I stirred the chicken in the fragrant sauce.

After a few hours of simmering and stirring, the Escallion Chicken was finally ready. Clara plated up the dish and we sat down at her kitchen table to enjoy the fruits of our labor.

The first bite was like a burst of flavor in my mouth - tender chicken soaked in a rich, savory sauce with hints of sweetness and tanginess from the vinegar. The scallions added a fresh crunch to every bite, and I savored every mouthful, feeling grateful for the opportunity to learn such a delicious recipe from my dear friend.

From that day on, Escallion Chicken became a staple in my cooking repertoire. I made it for family gatherings, potlucks, and special occasions, always receiving rave reviews from everyone who tried it. I even passed on the recipe to my own children, who now make it for their families with just as much love and care as I do.

Whenever I cook Escallion Chicken, I think back to that sunny summer day in Clara's kitchen, where I first learned the recipe that would become a cherished part of my culinary journey. The memories of that day and the flavors of the dish will always hold a special place in my heart, reminding me of the joy and camaraderie that food can bring into our lives.


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