Chicken Stir Fry with Coriander, Ginger And Onion

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chicken with coriander, ginger and onions stir fry

chicken with coriander, ginger and onions stir fry

This chicken dish is my new favourite which I cooked for dinner yesterday. My children love ginger and coriander, also known as cilantro. They always ask me to add more….weird huh. I always wonder where did they get that huge liking from. I remember when I was young, I hated ginger and coriander but now I like it very much, too. Now I think I’m weird too….haha. Must have been influenced by my children. Well, coriander, ginger and onions have lots of health benefits so it’s good to like them.

I thought I would just make this chicken dish really simple with ginger, coriander and red onions and hope it turned out delicious. There was no elaborate seasoning except for the sea salt to marinate the chicken. The flavour has to come from the ginger, coriander and onions. I stir fried this dish under quite high heat so that the dish is fragrant and dry. I’m really so happy it turned out very delicious. We even enjoyed eating the ginger strips. The red onions were very tasty to as they taste sweet.

This recipe is really simple and it is easy and quick to cook.

Ingredients A
400g chicken breast meat (sliced)
3/4t sea salt (best salt to use)
1T fried garlic oil
1T corn flour

Marinate the chicken

Marinate the chicken

Mix everything together and let it marinade for about 30 minutes, best if longer.

Ingredients B
1 bunch coriander
2 red onion
1 knob ginger

chopped coriander

chopped coriander

Wash the coriander well. It’s one herb that often has a lot of sand. Chop it roughly.

Red onions and ginger

Red onions and ginger

Peel the onion and cut lengthwise. Wash and cut the ginger into thin strips.

Fry the onions and ginger

Fry the onions and ginger

Heat up some oil in a frying pan or wok. Add the ginger strips. Keep frying until golden. Then add the onions and continue to fry for a while. If you like it soft just fry longer. Add the chicken and keep frying until it’s cooked.

Add the coriander

Add the coriander

Lastly add the coriander and mix well. Turn off the heat. Adjust the seasoning according to your taste. Dish up and serve hot. I did not add any more salt as there’s enough salt aded to the chicken. It’s very delicious with rice. I’m sure it’s just as good with noodles or for wraps.

What is your best chicken dish? What is your favourite way to use coriander or ginger? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

Other chicken stir fry recipes that you may be interested in:
Hot Ginger Sauce Chicken
Chicken And Sichuan Preserved Vegetable
Spicy Cashew Nuts Chicken (Gong Bao Chicken)
Sweet And Sour Chicken With Vegetables

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Angie's Recipes  on July 28th, 2010

This would be great with some rice…I like to use ginger and green onion to stir-fry the chicken. Gotta try with some red onions soon too.

busygran  on July 28th, 2010

That’s a lot of cilantro to use! But the flavour is fantastic. Another easy-to-cook dish from you! :)

TasteHongKong  on July 28th, 2010

Coriander, onion and ginger are always my friends for doing stir-fries. This evening, probably I’m going to cook stir-fried eggs with onion and lots of corianders.

sweetlife  on July 28th, 2010

oh i love cilantro I could put in on everything, i like to puree cilantro, roasted garlic and serrano and smear it on chicken, bake and enjoy!! great recipe, great your kids lovel all flavors..

ps your not weird, lol

Belinda @zomppa  on July 28th, 2010

What great flavors! It’s not even 6am and I’m hungry.

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Mary  on July 28th, 2010

@Angie’s Recipes - It would be delicious with green onions too :D

@busygran - Yes, I add a lot of cilantro. My fridge never runs out of it :D

@TasteHongKong - We have similar favourite ingredients again :D Wow…your dish sounds delicious….mmm

@sweetlife - Aha…we are cilantro lovers! :D I have to try your way sometime too. Sounds delicious…mmm. At least you said I’m not weird….big relief….LOL :D

@Belinda @zomppa - You are such an early bird! :D

shaz  on July 28th, 2010

Mmm, that does sound delicious, and very fragrant! My eldest daughter loves coriander, and other green herbs, basil, parsley etc…and vegetables like brussels sprouts! Very strange kid. But my youngest daughter will refuse to eat anything that has green stuff in it :)

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penny aka jeroxie  on July 28th, 2010

Coriander must be my favourite herb at the moment. :)

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anncoo  on July 28th, 2010

Love your chicken with all these ingredients added. I can eat with more rice ;DD I love to add coriander on most of my dishes even on fried rice.

the lacquer spoon  on July 28th, 2010

Loove coriander! This recipe will make me fit during hot summer :)

Von  on July 28th, 2010

I can’t say I like ginger =P but I like coriander sometimes and I love onions! This looks delicious!

Jeannie  on July 28th, 2010

That is a lot of coriander indeed! My sons would pick every single leave out! But I love them so it’s ok, less men more share:D Looks like a very delicious chicken dish that I can try out.

Mary  on July 28th, 2010

I love the ingredients you’ve used to make your stir-fry. This is a dish my family would welcome seeing at the table. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

jo  on July 28th, 2010

Mary, this looks really good. Love the ingredients and it makes a home cooked meal taste so much nicer.

Roti n Rice  on July 28th, 2010

This is simple but delicious! I can imagine what it will taste like. Great dish to go with rice. I like cilantro too :)

kamalika  on July 28th, 2010

Hi Mary, how r you????lovely post as usual….take care….

lequan@luvtoeat  on July 28th, 2010

I’ve never tried cooking with cilantro before. I wonder if my kiddies will like the taste. I must try this dish some day as I love how simple and different it is. Thanks again for sharing Mary.

Joy  on July 28th, 2010

That looks so good. I have meaning to use more coriander.

Sushma Mallya  on July 28th, 2010

i really loved this stir fry,must be really very yum

Yummy Team  on July 28th, 2010

This chicken stir fry sounds and looks extremely tasty..Very easy preparation too with minimal ingredients. Thanks for sharing, Mary..

Mary  on July 28th, 2010

@shaz - Rather similar here. My eldest loves vegetables while my youngest hates it. Glad she is slowly learning and likes this one :D

@penny aka jeroxie - Lovely to know that you like it too :D

@anncoo - Now I think you love coriander more than me :D

@the lacquer spoon - Haha…….sounds like you will be cooking a lot :D

@Von - I think you will pick up soon :P There’s big influence here in the food blogosphere :D

@Jeannie - You must be very lucky to pick up everyone that he throws out…haha :D Well, on day he may learn to like it like me.

@Mary - Lovely to know that. Hope you have a wonderful day too :D

@jo - Thanks very much, Jo! :D

@Roti n Rice - Thanks very much, Biren! Lovely to know you like cilantro too :D

@kamalika - I’m fine, thanks very much, Kamalika! :D Trust you are fine too.

@lequan@luvtoeat - You can add a little to help your kids slowly acquire the taste….and you, too :D I love the combination of the flavours…..beautiful.

@Joy - Thanks very much, Joy! :D

@Sushma Mallya - Thanks very much, Sushma! Have fun cooking :D

@Yummy Team - Yes, it’s really simple, easy and quick to cook…..delicious, too :D Give a try.

XiaoYen  on July 28th, 2010

I love coriander. Coriander and red onion go hand in hand very nicely. This is a very aromatic dish, not to mention healthy too!

Faith  on July 28th, 2010

Your stir fries are always so interesting! I love the ginger in this one!

tigerfish  on July 28th, 2010

That is quite a lot of ginger added which makes it so good! Some people actually don’t like cilantro because of the pungent (they say cockroach) smell but how can it be? I love cilantro too :D

Zibi  on July 28th, 2010

This is on my ‘to cook list’ :)
I love coriander, so I use it all the time. Somehow my plant is still growing out of control! I will definitely make this soon.

Gera @ Sweets Foods Blog  on July 28th, 2010

Splendid combo of ingredients simple and totally delicious - love coriander :)



Carolyn Jung  on July 28th, 2010

You raised your children right, as I know many an adult who despises cilantro. ;)

Cook with Madin  on July 28th, 2010

This is looks delicious. I love coriander and ginger too. I have not used red onion in stir frying, great idea. Have a great day Mary.

rebecca  on July 28th, 2010

oh wow this looks great great flavors

Mary  on July 29th, 2010

@XiaoYen - Wonderful to now you love coriander too :D

@Faith - Thanks very much Faith! :D

@tigerfish - We should form a cilantro club…haha :D I love the smell, too. Wow…cockcroach smell…first time I hear…haha. What a description!

@Zibi - Lovely to know you love coriander too :D I would love to plant them too.

@Gera @ Sweets Foods Blog - Thanks ver much, Gera! :D

@Carolyn Jung - Thanks very much, Carolyn! :D

@Cook with Madin - Give a try with the red onions. I find it really delicious in this stir fry :D

@rebecca - Thanks very much, Rebecca! :D

Cheah  on July 29th, 2010

This dish is delicious, and healthy. But I would prefer to add lots of spring onions instead of coriander.

denise @ quickies on the dinner table  on July 29th, 2010

I will definitely enjoy this as I love onion, ginger and especially, fresh coriander! Wonderful combination :)

good meal good deal  on July 29th, 2010

I love ginger and coriander too, will try this simple and nice recipe :D.

Mary  on July 29th, 2010

@Cheah - I can see that you don’t really like coriander :P I love spring onions too.

@denise @ quickies on the dinner table - We are in the same league :D

@good meal good deal - Thanks very much! Have fun cooking :D

kristy  on July 29th, 2010

As always, I’m loving this too! All the ginger & coriander flavour. yummmm….. A little wine would be nice. Hope you’re enjoying your day.
Cheers, Kristy

Cathy at Wives with Knives  on July 29th, 2010

Ginger and coriander are two of my favorite seasonings. What a delicious and healthy stir fry.

Drick  on July 29th, 2010

love ginger too, that may be a bit more coriander for me, but would add another green, the quick cook with the red onion gotta be some fine eating Mary….

Cookin' Canuck  on July 29th, 2010

I love you kids’ adventurous palates. This looks like a fabulous, quick family meal.

Rochelle (Acquired Taste)  on July 29th, 2010

Beautiful colors! Cilantro, ginger and onion just go so well with chicken, I can almost taste it when I look at this :D

pigpigscorner  on July 29th, 2010

I’ve never used coriander like this before! Sounds so yummy with the ginger!

Reeni  on July 29th, 2010

I love cilantro too! Great flavor combo with the ginger. So easy and so very delicious!

wenn  on July 29th, 2010

i love chicken with ginger.

lisaiscooking  on July 29th, 2010

Sounds delicious! I’m a big fan of cilantro too, so this looks perfect to me!

fimère  on July 29th, 2010

du poulet bien mijoté et parfumé comme je l’aime
un vrai régal
bonne journée

Anna  on July 29th, 2010

Wow Mary…that looks so yummy, I love the combination of flavors.

Mary  on July 29th, 2010

@kristy - Ooooh…I would add wine next time :D Never thought of. Thanks very much for sharing, Kristy!

@Cathy at Wives with Knives - Thanks very much, Cathy! We do share similar favourite ingredients :D

@Drick - Haha…I go greener than you, Drick! :D This coriander is a healthy green with the many health benefits with it.

@Cookin’ Canuck - I think my kids’ tastes sometimes swing to the extreme…weird…haha :D

@Rochelle (Acquired Taste) - Thanks very much, Rochelle! :D Give a try. I think you will like it.

@pigpigscorner - I’m not too sure whether I’ve overdone but it sure came out delicious…so no regret :D

@Reeni - Thanks very much, Reeni! :D

@wenn - Me, too! :D It keeps me warm here.

@lisaiscooking - My children will like you…haha :D

@fimère - Thanks very much, Fimère! :D

@Anna - Thanks very much, Anna! :D

swathi  on July 29th, 2010


Stir fry looks delicious. Thanks for visiting my blog. Do more often, You have a wonderful space, I will come back more often.

Light Delight with Tou Tou  on July 29th, 2010

I like the detailed steps you are presenting - makes it much easier for me to follow ;-)

I love that coriander too, as you said, I don’t know where that like comes from :D I am just obsessed with those kind of special flavors!

A Little Yumminess  on July 29th, 2010

Great, easy dinner!!!

hopeeternal  on July 29th, 2010

Sounds like a lovely stir fry, Mary - we love fresh ginger and coriander.
‘Meanderings through my Cookbook’

Magic of Spice  on July 29th, 2010

Oh goodness I can smell the aroma from here…Perfectly lovely dish:)

Mimi  on July 29th, 2010

Another great stir fry. The only problem with vacations is all the fabulous recipes that you miss while you are away. Your yogurt cake looks fabulous, I love the green color.

Christine@Christine's Recipes  on July 30th, 2010

The coriander seems to be a love-or-hate ingredient. I love it to death but I can’t use it too often, as my daughter doesn’t like it at all. Once I hid it in the Thai fish cakes, she ate a lot. Heehee…

Little Inbox  on July 30th, 2010

I haven’t learned to love coriander yet. :(

Mary  on July 30th, 2010

@swathi - You are most welcome, Swathi! :D Thanks very much for your lovely comment!

@Light Delight with Tou Tou - Thanks very much Tou Tou! :D We an form a coriander club now…haha! My children will like you :P

@A Little Yumminess - Thanks very much! :D

@hopeeternal - Thanks very much. Lovely to know you like ginger and coriander, too :D

@Magic of Spice - Thanks very much! :D

@Mimi - Thanks very much, Mimi! Agree with you, lots to catch up after the vacation…am still in the process :P

@Christine@Christine’s Recipes - Oh wow….you must be the coriander queen! :D But you are sure smart to hide it in fish cakes. All those coriander haters out there must learn the trick :D

@Little Inbox - You can try hiding it in fish cakes like what @Christine mentioned above :D

peteformation  on July 30th, 2010

Love the colour of the dish. Simple and yummy!

bunkycooks  on July 30th, 2010

There are some great flavors in this dish! I love a great chicken stir fry.

Kathy Gori  on July 30th, 2010

All my favorite flavors Mary!! This looks like a wonderful entree.

Ananda Rajashekar  on August 5th, 2010

Am like ur kiddos Love coriander and ginger, so much coriander with chicken, can’t stop drooling!

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