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
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.
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.
Keep frying until it is fragrant and golden.
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.
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