Hot Ginger Sauce Chicken

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Ginger sauce chicken

Ginger sauce chicken

My whole family loves ginger. Ginger is very warming and it’s especially welcoming in this freezing weather when temperature dropped to -7 degrees Celsius. This may not be cold to some people but it’s too cold for my Malaysian skin! I’ve been cooking soup everyday with added ginger and wine to keep warm. Apart from soup, Hot Ginger Sauce Chicken is another family favourite dish that’s very gingery and delicious. It is perfect for this cold weather and goes great with rice.

My children actually never liked ginger in the first place until one day they ate this dish at a pot luck party, cooked by a friend of mine. All of us immediately fell in love with it. I’m not sure how many times I’ve experimented with it to get the taste right. It must have been many times. It’s still not like my friend’s one but I’m happy with my dish, as long as my family likes it very much.

This is again a very simple and easy recipe. There’s no frying….just boil and mix.

Ingredients A
8 chicken thighs

Put a pot of water to boil. Once it boils, put in the chicken thighs and let it boil for about 10-15 minutes. Do not over boil otherwise the chicken meat will be tough. You want it just cooked. Also, it’s important to use chicken thighs here as they are very tender and juicy. You can check for doneness by piercing the thickest part of the chicken thigh with a fork. If the juice runs clear, then it’s cooked. Dish up and let cool. While waiting, make the sauce below.

Ingredients B (ginger sauce)
6 spring onions
200g ginger (washed and finely pounded)
2T oyster sauce
1T light soya sauce
2T wine
4T fried shallot oil
2T sesame oil

Making the ginger sauce

Making the ginger sauce

The ginger has to be well pounded or processed. I passed it through my masticating juicer, which is an awesome juicer. It juices and it grinds. Put everything together in a pot and bring to boil. Stir well and remove from the heat.

When the chicken pieces are cold enough to handle, tear them into bite sized pieces and put them in a bowl. Pour the sauce over the chicken pieces, mix it well and serve immediately. It’s very delicious with rice.

Give this dish a try even if you are not very keen on ginger. You may end up liking it like my children. Use less ginger to start maybe.

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40 Comments

Sushma Mallya  on February 23rd, 2010

looks superb, i love chinese dishes and this is certainly the one which i will try soon…

Victor  on February 23rd, 2010

This looks like a very delicious and quick meal. I’ll have to give this one a try! Thanks!

anncoo  on February 23rd, 2010

Chicken and ginger always go well together. This is so yummilicious!

The Cooking Ninja  on February 23rd, 2010

Sounds so yummy. I can imagine eating it with rice. :)

Divina  on February 23rd, 2010

This dish is awesome with lots of flavor. But too hot our weather right now. :) I ginger and I’m using them in making the beef adobo which I might post next week. (although not the main ingredient). Ginger is one of my warming ingredients too.

3hungrytummies  on February 23rd, 2010

This is our family favourite too! -7 is toooo cold :(

Angie@Angie's Recipes  on February 23rd, 2010

The ginger sauce sounds flavourful and appetizing!

peachkins  on February 23rd, 2010

I also love ginger.Ginger and chicken go so well together!

Trissa  on February 23rd, 2010

Looks like a delicious marinade Mary! I love the idea of just boiling and mixing - simple just the way I like it.

zurin  on February 23rd, 2010

it sounds really good . I love ginger! and this dish would be my favourite anytime!

The Little Teochew  on February 23rd, 2010

I love it! I love confinement food because of all the ginger!! He he …

joylicious  on February 23rd, 2010

MMMmm this looks delicious and I love that it’s boiled, who would’ve thought! Yum yum yum I want some right now!!

Mary  on February 23rd, 2010

@Sushma Mallya - I guess you love ginger like me :D Have fun trying!

@Victor - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment, Victor! If you like ginger I know you will like this one…very gingery and delicious. I ate more rice :P

@anncoo - Thanks very much, Anncoo! I’ll know what to cook for you if you come here :D

@The Cooking Ninja - Haha….I can imagine you eating more rice like me :D

@Divina - I can imagine the heat over at your place. My friends back home have been complaining about the heat. We have to move to somewhere in between! It’s freezing cold here :( Whah…beef adobo…that’s delicious! I have wanted to cook chicken adobo but have not done that yet & here you are with beef adobo! I wish you can just cook for me :P

3hungrytummies - So now you know why I have been complaining…haha. Sound like an old lady :P Well, this dish sure helps.

@Angie@Angie’s Recipes - It is! Goes so well with rice…yum. Makes me happy….at least for quite a while…haha :D

@peachkins - Totally agree…beautiful combination! I need more of this as the weather is reportedly getting worse :(

@Trissa - Thanks very much, Trissa! I love anything simple and delicious, too. This is one of such….not oily and greasy too….and more time for me to relax :D

@zurin - I have to agree with you. I can eat this any time cos I really love ginger, especially if it is minced very finely. I love to feel the warmth in my tummy after eating it…feels soooo good :D

@The Little Teochew - Aha…now you mentioned confinement food. I wasn’t too sure whether to mention that in my post. Great you brought up :D Me, too…love all the confinement food. I ate 10kg ginger during each confinement!

@joylicious - Run and cook now….really simple and easy, yet delicious :D But…Collin may frown at you…LOL.

5 Star Foodie  on February 23rd, 2010

Sounds like a perfect dish to get my daughter to like ginger too! Excellent!

pigpigscorner  on February 23rd, 2010

I love ginger too! I have to try this!

diva  on February 23rd, 2010

mmm I love ginger too. And I use it like a herb/tonic that’s good for my body. It doesn’t help that the flavour’s so great too, especially candied ginger ;) This looks yum. Will help to qu feng (get rid of wind)! x

we are never full  on February 23rd, 2010

just found your blog and this recipe!!! i am a HUGE ginger lover. i can almost taste these flavors just by reading the recipe. amazing. i may have to make this tomorrow night!

Mary  on February 23rd, 2010

@5 Star Foodie - I hope your daughter will soon like ginger. Maybe try with less ginger. One day she may be a great ginger lover like my girls :D

@pigpigscorner - Have fun cooking! This weather makes it taste much nice :D

@diva - Thanks very much for the right word…..get rid of the wind! My mom used to tell me that. It has great health benefits. It should help us stay young then :P

@we are never full - Thanks very much for visiting and your lovely comment. I’m so excited to have found a HUGE ginger lover :D If we stay in the same town, the town will run out of ginger…LOL

Reeni  on February 23rd, 2010

I haven’t always liked ginger - but it’s become one of my favorites. Whenever I feel like I’m getting a cold I make a ginger and garlic broth - it’s worked every time at keeping the sickness away. Your chicken looks fantastic!

tasteofbeirut  on February 23rd, 2010

Great dish and recipe! I love ginger too always keep some in the fridge, even for tea.

noobcook  on February 24th, 2010

chicken with ginger and scallions is a good combo. the sauce must be super yummy with all that ginger :)

tigerfish  on February 24th, 2010

Yeah, all too yummmy! I love ginger too! The sauce must be divine.

rebecca  on February 24th, 2010

another yummy recipe from Marys kitchen yum

Tangled Noodle  on February 24th, 2010

All I can say is that I love ginger - it has a ’spicy’ quality that doesn’t burn but rather just warms you up all over. What a marvelous recipe and I know my husband would love this!

Sarah Naveen  on February 24th, 2010

So flavorful and yummy!!!

Mary  on February 24th, 2010

@Reeni - Yeah…I must remember your cure for cold :D Thanks very much, Reeni!

@tasteofbeirut - I love ginger tea too. But I always buy the ready packeted ones sold in Asian shops. They taste really good. Me, too….there’s always ginger in my fridge :D

@noobcook - Yes, love the strong gingery sauce…mmm. It warms me up and makes me happy :D

@tigerfish - Yeah…looks like many of us here loves ginger :D

@Rebecca - Thanks very much, Rebecca! I think my kitchen always smells nice of food :D

@Tangled Noodle - Totally agree with you about ginger….beautiful description…doesn’t burn but warms you up! :D

@Sarah Naveen - Thanks very much, Sarah! :D

Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes  on February 24th, 2010

Did I tell you ginger is one of my favorite ingredients? Whenever I make Asian food, I put a ton of ginger in it. :) This dish looks lovely! I love it.

MyMansBelly  on February 24th, 2010

This looks so delicious. We love ginger at our house. It seems like I’ve been using it more and more lately. I can’t wait to try this.

Cajun Chef Ryan  on February 24th, 2010

You had me at oyster sauce!

Mary  on February 24th, 2010

@Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes - Aha…I must call you a ginger queen! We share the same ‘thrown’ :D

@MyMansBelly - Oh, I thought I’m the only one! I’ve been using more and more lately too, as long as no one complains :P

@Cajun Chef Ryan - Oh, I see you like oyster sauce! You must be ‘oyster sauce king’ then :D It does give a lovely taste to Asian food. I use quite a lot in my cooking too.

Lori Lynn  on February 24th, 2010

The sauce sounds fabulous. We heart ginger!
LL

Fried Wontons For You  on February 24th, 2010

This is a great recipe! I love the flavor combos of ginger and scallion. You could never go wrong with those two ingredients together.

redkathy  on February 25th, 2010

That chicken sure looks delicious. I’m not real experienced with fresh ginger but do love the ground. I have used fresh a few times and it is a nice flavor. We eat lots of chicken, I’ll be trying this, thanks for sharing it.

penny aka jeroxie  on February 25th, 2010

I love ginger in winter. makes my tummy warm!

lululu  on February 25th, 2010

such a simple dish filled with tons of flavour! i just love meat cooked with ginger!

Mary  on February 25th, 2010

@Lori Lynn - Thanks very much, Lori! :D

@Fried Wontons For You - Thanks very much! :D I’m so tempted to add more each time :P

@redkathy - I’m just the opposite. I hardly use ground ginger powder. Still old fashion…haha :D Hope you try out soon.

@Penny aka jeroxie p - I love that warming effect, too. It’s even better with wine…mmm. It makes me smile :D

@lululu - You must be a real ginger lover, too! :D

Kevin  on February 28th, 2010

This ginger chicken sounds really tasty!

Mary  on March 1st, 2010

@Kevin - Thanks very much, Kevin! :D

lathabiju  on March 16th, 2010

Lovely recipe…..I just love chinese dishes…will try it for sure.

Mary  on March 16th, 2010

@lathabiju - Thanks very much for visiting and comment! Have fun cooking :D

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