Chicken And Ginger Stir Fry

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Chicken and ginger stir fry

Chicken and ginger stir fry

This is a very simple and easy chicken stir fry dish with lots of ginger…..only 4 ingredients. This is one dish that I remember eating when I was young. We had healthy food. We grew our own vegetables and fruits and reared our own chicken, ducks, geese and other animals for food. The only seasoning that I can remember is sea salt and soya sauce. Most of the meat dishes are rather salty as there was no refrigerator to keep our food. On top of that, it made us eat more rice, more vegetables but less meat which is good.

This is the first time I cooked this dish for my family. My children love ginger so I know I could keep them around while I cooked….hehe. While cooking, I shared with them my childhood years about food and life then. They always love to hear how I grew up, eager to know how naughty I was…haha. When this dish was done, they were amazed how simple and easy it was and yet tasted so good, especially with rice. Simplicity is still the best, not only in taste but also easy for our children to learn before they leave home.

Simple, easy and quick Chicken & Ginger Stir Fry recipe:

8 chicken wings
a big piece of ginger
sea salt

Buy free range corn fed chicken if you can. They taste better. I usually buy the bigger ones. The other day I bought 4 chickens! I chopped up all and kept in the freezer. That’s where my 8 chicken wings came from. The meat of bigger chicken is tougher and taste better which is best for this dish. Cut off the tips of the chicken wings and discard. Cut the other part at the joints into 2. Put aside.

Wash and cut the ginger into thin strips.

Ginger strips

Ginger strips

Heat up some oil in a thick based frying pan or cast iron pan. A good frying pan retains heat well and food will not get stuck to the bottom. Add the ginger.

Fried golden and fragrant ginger

Fried golden and fragrant ginger

Keep frying until it is fragrant and golden.

Add chicken to ginger

Add chicken to ginger

Add the chicken wings and continue to fry. Do not add water. Cover the pan. Every now and then open just to stir to make sure the ginger or chicken is not burnt. Use medium heat. After about 10 minutes, add sea salt. I put quite a lot. This dish is only delicious if it’s a little more salty but don’t add too much. Adjust according to your taste. You can still add later if it’s not salty enough. Cook a further 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken wings. Dish up and serve hot with rice. Even the ginger which is salty and crispy tasted really delicious with rice.

What is your favourite way to cook chicken? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

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Fried Korean Kimchi Chicken
Quick Sour Plum Sauce Chicken
Hot Ginger Sauce Chicken
Spicy Cashew Nuts Chicken (Gong Bao Chicken)
Pepsi Chicken

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kristy  on August 6th, 2010

Nothing goes wrong with chicken & ginger! They’re such great match. Such delicious looking meal. Hope you’re enjoying your day.
Cheers, kristy

3hungrytummies  on August 6th, 2010

This is always a favourite! Ginger is $12/kg atm though :(

Jess @ Bakericious  on August 6th, 2010

Mary, this is the dish I love, yummy

Nasi Lemak Lover  on August 6th, 2010

my kids still not appreciate ginger, but for me, this is so good, yummy. Have a great weekend ahead.

NEL  on August 6th, 2010

Wow! This looks so good, and best part is that it’s so easy to make. Who would have thought!

Thanks for sharing. And thanks for dropping by my blog :)

grace  on August 6th, 2010

what a wonderful meal! ginger is the perfect spice to spruce up some chicken!

The Little Teochew  on August 6th, 2010

I really think of confinement food when I see this dish. It’s warming and nourishing, and you cooked it beautifully.

Cheah  on August 6th, 2010

This is also a confinement food. As Kristy said, can’t go wrong with ginger and chicken.

Mary  on August 6th, 2010

@kristy - Thanks very much, Kristy! It keep me warm :D Hope you enjoy your day, too.

@3hungrytummies - Wow…that’s expensive! I actually don’t know how much it cost per kg here. Have to check out. I’m sure it’s not cheap too. But I like it so much so I close my eyes when I buy…haha :D

@Jess @ Bakericious - You should come and join me :D

@Nasi Lemak Lover - Looks like you should join me too for this dish…haha :D

@NEL - You are most welcome, Nel! Thanks very much for dropping by too, and your lovely comment :D

@grace - Thanks very much! Even the ginger strips tasted really good :D

@The Little Teochew - Haha…confinement food! :D I remember, I ate so much ginger…unbelievable! But it sure feels so good…that warm feeling :D

@Cheah - Haha…you also think of confinement food! :D Now we don’t have babies but we can still enjoy confinement food…haha

suituapui  on August 6th, 2010

Wow! That’s a whole lot of ginger! I like cooking with ginger but I don’t like biting into it and eating it, so usually I will cut into slices instead of thin strips. And when frying meat, I will usually add soy sauce…and a bit of sugar to balance the saltiness…and Foochow red wine.

Nadji  on August 6th, 2010

Ce plat semble délicieux.
Je n’ai jamais utilisé autant de gingembre dans un plat.
Je vais essayer.
See soon.

Mary  on August 6th, 2010

@suituapui - I love ginger taste…hehe. Must be well trained during confinement … haha :D Foochow red wine…mmmm….absolutely the best! I wish I have some here to add to it. I think I should ask my mother-in-law to come :P She makes excellent red wine. Now I’m craving for it!

@Nadji - Guess you have never seen so much ginger in a dish…haha :D

claudia  on August 6th, 2010

Thanks for the kind wishes, this looks wonderful ginger is such a fabulous ingredient to cook with love the taste somehow I could just imagine the smell of this being over the top wonderful! take care thanks again!

Belinda @zomppa  on August 6th, 2010

Can’t get better than this! I love, love, love fresh ginger.

Christine@Christine's Recipes  on August 6th, 2010

My mum said ginger is good to our health. She always put lots of ginger in her cooking. Love this simple and healthy dish.

Angie's Recipes  on August 6th, 2010

A perfect combination! I used to make the chicken stir-fry with ginger and scallion.

busygran  on August 6th, 2010

The chicken must be flavourful cooked in its own juices and ginger. Yum!

Mary  on August 6th, 2010

@claudia - Thanks very much, Claudia! Hope you have a most wonderful cruise! :D Have fun!

@Belinda @zomppa - We must be very warm people…..all the ginger that we eat…haha :D

@Christine@Christine’s Recipes - That’s what my parents always tells us too. They must be right :D

@Angie’s Recipes - I must add lots of scallion, too, next time. Must be very delicious…mmm :D

@busygran - Indeed it was…really delicious! :D Really good with rice….mmmm

Stella  on August 6th, 2010

Yum Mary, this is such a simple dish-looks delicious. Oh, and the way you grew up sounds very salt of the earth and healthy. I wish my childhood was more like yours. My Mom’s was that way!
Hey, I wonder if I could do my firm tofu kind of like this…?

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Swathi  on August 6th, 2010

I love that bowl full of fried ginger. It taste great

Chef Dennis  on August 6th, 2010

wow…thats a serious amount of ginger!! I bet the flavors were incredible!!! and the aroma in the house must have been heavenly! What a great stir fry dish!

elra  on August 6th, 2010

Wow, this is truly not my average stir fry, worth a try. Thx Mary :)

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Jeannie  on August 6th, 2010

Oh yes, confinement food indeed, long time didn’t get to eat this lol! gosh! that reminds me how old I am:P Lovely dish Mary:D

lisa ng  on August 6th, 2010

Hi Mary!
Always enjoy my chicken wings and this recipe is great and yet simple! my… that’s one big piece of ginger. For chicken dishes i prefer all bone it, it just taste better.
I can make this on my tired days with side of garlic greens or a bowl of Congee with ginger topping from the chicken wings!
Thank you Mary always a pleasure,
CookNg Sisters

Mary  on August 6th, 2010

@Stella - Looks like I’m in your mom’s generation….healthy generation :D I’m sure you can cook firm tofu this way. Would be delicious too, if you like ginger.

@Swathi - The ginger really tastes very delicious…salty and crispy…. :D

@Chef Dennis - I am a daring cook huh…haha. I love the powerful ginger aroma…mmm :D I think I smell like ginger, too, after cooking the dish…haha

@elra - Give a try. It’s really good. have fun cooking :D

@Jeannie - I don’t think we want another confinement…LOL. But we can sure still enjoy this dish :D

@lisa ng - I love chicken pieces with bones too. It’s fun chewing off meat from the bones. Now I feel like I’m a doggy….LOL :D . I think this dish will energise your tired days. Oh yes, absolutely awesome with congee. I have to eat it that way next time.

Sushma Mallya  on August 6th, 2010

love ginger flavour, and this is a must try for me, looks delicious mary

Suman Singh  on August 6th, 2010

WOW…love chicken wings and this recipe sounds very easy and delicious for me to try..thanks for sharing..

Kamalika  on August 6th, 2010

so easy and looks very tasty too…have to try it soon…

Mary  on August 6th, 2010

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

@Suman Singh - Thanks very much, Suman! Give a try. Have fun cooking :D

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

Mimi  on August 6th, 2010

Love the ginger. Great way to dress up a little chicken.

rebecca  on August 6th, 2010

wow yummy love how you browned the ginger have a wonderful weekend

lequan@luvtoeat  on August 6th, 2010

Such a simple, yet delicious dish Mary! I love that your children love hearing stories of your naughty years. Haha. Hope my children will be the same. Oh and my hubby loves free range chicken! It definitely tastes much better. Hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend Mary :-D

tigerfish  on August 6th, 2010

Look at the amount of ginger you have! I like it I like it I like it!

FOODESSA  on August 6th, 2010

Mary…I came on your blog at the right time. I love ginger in practically anything…especially chicken dishes ;o)

Thanks for passing by my culinary journey…it’s a great way for me to have discovered yours too ;o)

Flavourful wishes, Claudia

TasteHongKong  on August 6th, 2010

Though simple, this sounds somewhat like a secret recipe particularly when you mention not to add any water : ).

Sook  on August 6th, 2010

Ginger makes everything better!

Mary  on August 7th, 2010

@Mimi - Thanks very much, Mimi! :D

@rebecca - Thanks very much, Rebecca! Hope you have a wonderful weekend , too :D

@lequan@luvtoeat - I’m sure your children would love to hear, especially your naughty and mischievous stories…haha :D I think it makes them feel good…haha. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, too.

@tigerfish - You must be a ginger lover like us….lovely to know that! We have been well-trained by our mothers :D

@FOODESSA - Wow…you must be one great ginger lover :D May be we should form a ginger club…haha. You have a wonderful blog. I love it. Thanks very much for dropping by and your lovely comments, Claudia :D

@TasteHongKong - Haha….no secret recipe but now you make me feel good that I have a secret recipe. But then it’s no longer secret any more…haha :D

@Sook - Totally agree with you :D

Cooking-Gallery  on August 7th, 2010

Mary, this chicken and ginger stir fry looks really good. I am sure it tastes great with a bowl of rice!

Joanne  on August 7th, 2010

Chicken stir fries never fail to be awesome, especially when they involve ginger!

cookie  on August 7th, 2010

My mum also cook ginger chicken but it is slightly different from yours - she add spring onion and some gravy which is good for us to douse our rice!

Patty Price  on August 7th, 2010

This is a great recipe for me because I love ginger and put it in many of my recipes, but I’ve never used it the way you have presented in this dish. I have a nice salad dressing recipe with fresh ginger, I should share that recipe on my blog, thanks for the inspiration Mary, you really have some good recipes on your site, it’s a pleasure to visit here:-)

Mary  on August 7th, 2010

This sounds wonderful and has the added attraction of being easy to do. I love that combination :-). I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary

peteformation  on August 7th, 2010

My wife’s favourite dish!

Drick  on August 7th, 2010

love that chicken from Mary’s … and the crispy ginger must be awesome … you know, I might could eat that whole plate…

Carolyn Jung  on August 7th, 2010

Did you say ginger?? Oh my! It’s my fave ingredient. It makes anything better. ;)

A Little Yumminess  on August 7th, 2010

I bet this is good…seems easy - except I dont like cutting up ginger - good knife skills required!

Jessica  on August 7th, 2010

Yum! Sounds delish!

Mary  on August 8th, 2010

@Cooking-Gallery - Thanks very much! Yes, I ate more rice :D

@Joanne - Thanks very much, Joanne! :D

@cookie - I love that too…mmm :D

@Patty Price - Your salad dressing sounds very delicious. I have not heard of a salad dressing with ginger. Had it in dips though. Would love to see your dressing recipe soon. Thanks very much for visiting and your lovely comment, Patty :D

@Mary - Thanks very much, Mary! Hope you have a great day too :D

@peteformation - I’m sure she’s also well trained from her confinement….haha :D

@Drick - Haha……I have to cook double then otherwise I’ll have nothing to eat! :D

@Carolyn Jung - Lovely to know it’s your favourite too :D I love to put a lot in fish also.

@A Little Yumminess - You sure need a very good, sharp knife. I only use one chopping for all my kitchen work…very sharp. It’s so sharp it sometimes frightens me, too :P

@Jessica - Thanks very much, Jessica! :D

penny aka jeroxie  on August 8th, 2010

The more ginger the better. As I grow older, I love ginger more.

noobcook  on August 8th, 2010

That’s a lot of ginger, which I adore! I like mine with some sesame oil, soy, scallions and Chinese wine. Can eat a lot with rice :)

pigpigscorner  on August 8th, 2010

Love food with lots of ginger! So yummy and comforting.

pierre  on August 8th, 2010

hi mary
Chicken an ginger this is a perfect match congrats !!
Paris is beautiful today under the sun !Pierre

zurin  on August 8th, 2010

that must taste really good with all that ginger.Loads of ginger..mmm yummee

Faith  on August 8th, 2010

4 ingredients to a delicious meal! It doesn’t get any better than that!

Mary  on August 8th, 2010

@penny aka jeroxie - I think it’s very good that you like ginger. It’s especially good in winter…to keep warm :D

@noobcook - Ooooh…I love that too…even more warming and nutritious :D

@pigpigscorner - Looks like lots of us food bloggers love ginger very much :D

@pierre - Thanks very much, Pierre! We have good weather here too….sunny and warmer :D

@zurin - You must be one great ginger lover, too! :D

@Faith - That’s right….simple and delicious :D

fimère  on August 8th, 2010

de cuisiner avec autant de gingembre ça doit être excellent, j’imagine la bonne odeur qui se dégage de ce délicieux poulet
un régal pour les pailles
bonne soirée

Pepy @Indonesia Eats  on August 8th, 2010

Ginger goes really good for almost everything. I almost can smell the ginger :)

Little Inbox  on August 8th, 2010

I have not try cooking in this way.
I like my chicken with ginger, dark soy sauce and sesame oil. :)

Elin  on August 8th, 2010

Mary…what a wonderful dish…love lots of ginger in the chicken. Thanks for sharing. I know it surely taste good. Will want to try this out. Delicious looking chicken & ginger stir fry :)

Wendy  on August 9th, 2010

Oh how I adore ginger.. this looks delicious, Mary!

Catherine  on August 9th, 2010

This looks beautiful Mary, you never fail to surprise me - only 4 ingredients and it looks WONDERFUL!

Mary  on August 9th, 2010

fimère - Yes, the chicken smells very good and fragrant of ginger. It’s especially good when the weather is cold :D

@Pepy @Indonesia Eats - Have to agree with you. I love to add to many dishes. Only haven’t tried it in cakes or cookies. One day… :D

@Little Inbox - Yours sounds very delicious too. I would love to try :D

@Elin - Yeah…we are ginger lovers! :D We should have a ginger party…every dish with ginger…haha

@Wendy - Thanks very much, Wendy! :D

@Catherine - Thanks very much, Catherine for such encouraging comment! Am smiling widely :D

mycookinghut  on August 9th, 2010

I definitely love this dish, I’m a ginger lover ;)

Mary  on August 10th, 2010

@mycookinghut - We are vibrating at the same culinary wavelength…haha :D

Ivy @ My Simple Food  on August 12th, 2010

My husband would love this cos he is always saying there is not enough ginger in the chicken I cook. Btw, what is free range chicken and how to get them here?

Mary  on August 12th, 2010

@Ivy @ My Simple Food - Time to add in lots and add big smiles on your hubby’s face :D Free range chicken are those that have been let out to run. They are different from those reared in tight enclosures so the meat tastes a lot better, higher in nutrients too. I’m not sure about your place but here, it’s always written on the packaging.

Dr.Sameena Prathap  on August 19th, 2010

wow!that was a lovely step by step prepartion …well said…


Mary  on August 19th, 2010

@Dr.Sameena Prathap - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment, Dr Sameena! :D

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