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Chicken with Ginger


You can also serve this Asian dish over Chinese noodles or steamed rice.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, October 2003


  • 1 three-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut into 1/8-inch-thick matchsticks (1/2 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup sliced scallions


  1. Soak ginger in cold water 10 minutes; drain.

  2. Heat oil in a skillet over high heat; brown chicken in two batches, 6 to 8 minutes. Set aside.

  3. In same skillet over medium heat, cook ginger, onion, and garlic, stirring until browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Add soy sauce, vinegar, and sugar; cook over high heat until thick, 3 to 4 minutes. Add chicken; stir to warm. Remove from heat; stir in scallions.

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  • MS12223437
    17 MAR, 2016
    Just made this for dinner tonight. Was very good, easy and approved by all.
  • AudreyChicago
    28 APR, 2015
    Definitely double the sauce. I added carrots and it added a really nice sweetness and worked with the ginger very nicely. Will defnitely add MORE broccoli and carrots so I can fill up without the starches .
  • KristinSuzy
    26 NOV, 2012
    Great recipe. I added fried zucchini at the end and it was delicious. I liked the other reviewer's idea to add broccoli, and maybe carrots too. I'm definitely making this again.
  • Eviebelle
    5 FEB, 2012
    This is great. The sauce has an excellent, sweet flavor. I doubled it, too. I also added broccoli, which was a nice touch.
  • Taitter
    28 JUL, 2011
    This is a great, easy recipe. Served mine over brown rice. Must be a fan of ginger though!
  • MS10405701
    6 JUL, 2011
    Quick and easy, super recipe, very tasty and all the ingredients where in my fridge and pantry. Served over steamed rice and a vegetable made for a wonderful meal. Done in 30 minutes, will prepared this recipe again and again, My family called this recipe a "KEEPER", Thanks Martha...
  • kcyr1
    20 MAR, 2011
    Delicious!!! I doubled the sauce as recommended by other posts, tossed in noodles and steamed broccoli once everything was ready, made for a great well-balanced meal! I was tempted to use agave syrup rather than sugar, but decided to stick to the recipe, think I'll try it next time.
  • backfat
    15 OCT, 2010
    Fairly easy and very yummy recipe. I reduced the sugar in the sauce to 1 teaspoon, but that's my taste. Definitely recommend this recipe, especially if you like ginger!
  • debnap
    1 MAY, 2010
    Wonderful!! I was worried there might be to much onion in this dish but if they are cooked per the recipe, for 8 to 10 minutes, the onions get brown and sweet. I also sprinkled a little corn starch near the end to thicken the delicious sauce. Tip: I keep fresh, whole ginger in the freezer and it keeps forever and is always available. This one's a keeper!!
  • country_dancer
    17 OCT, 2009
    Very good recipe, will make again. Served chicken over steamed rice and it was very tasty.