Ginger Chicken Recipe Chinese Restaurant Style

This Ginger Chicken Recipe will remind you of a delicious dish from your favorite Chinese restaurant. The key to a tasty ginger chicken dish is fresh ginger, and lots of it. You won’t need hard to find ingredients, just a little soy sauce, sesame oil, and some fresh produce will make all of the difference.

What You Need To Make This Ginger Chicken Recipe

1 lbs. CHICKEN
1 Tbsp CORN STARCH
1 Tbsp SESAME OIL
1 Tbsp SOY SAUCE
SALT and PEPPER (to taste)
4-6 cloves GARLIC
½ cup GINGER
½ cup ONION
½ to 1 cup CARROTS
½ to 1 cup CASHEWS
1 cup chopped Zucchini or other veggies (optional)
some OIL for sauteing
HOT PEPPER (optional)

Sauce Ingredients:
1 Tbsp SESAME OIL
2 Tbsp SOY SAUCE
2 Tbsp RICE VINEGAR
2-3 Tbsp JAM (or substitute sugar)
1 Tbsp CORN STARCH
½ to 1 cup WATER

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How To Make Ginger Chicken

  • Use skinless and boneless white or dark meat chicken, whichever you prefer.
  • Chop chicken into bite-sized pieces and place into a bowl.
  • Add 1 Tbsp sesame oil, 1 Tbsp soy sauce, 1 Tbsp corn starch, and salt and pepper to taste.
    Mix well with the chicken and then set the bowl aside.
  • In another bowl, combine sauce ingredients and set aside.
  • Prepare the veggies; this dish will cook fast, so have all the veggies chopped before beginning to cook the chicken.
  • Chop fresh ginger into matchstick sizes; fresh ginger and lots of it make this recipe delicious,so don’t be shy with the ginger.
  • Cut carrots into matchstick sizes.
  • Finely chop the garlic.
  • Chop onions (I prefer green onions if I have them on hand, but any onion will work.
  • Chop hot pepper if desired; the fresh ginger will add a bit of bite to the dish,
    so skip the pepper if you prefer a milder recipe.
  • Heat a skillet and oil on medium high heat. Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes.
    Adjust heat as needed.
  • After 5 minutes, add onion, garlic, ginger, and hot peppers.
  • Cook another 5 minutes, then add carrots and any other veggies; add sauce and mix well and continue to cook for 5 more minutes.
  • Add more water if desired. The sauce will be thicker or thinner depending on the amount of water added.
  • To finish the dish, stir in cashew nuts and remove from the heat.
  • Serve over rice.

    Give this this super simple and flavorful ginger chicken recipe a try and let me know what you think, and bon appétit!

    And for another Chinese favorite, check out this General Tso’s Chicken Recipe.

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    Click pic for this General Tso’s Chicken recipe

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