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Ginger Chicken Stir-fry Recipes

Tantalizing Ginger Chicken Stir-fry Recipes to Awaken Your Senses

No longer do you have to go to a restaurant to eat your favorite ginger chicken stir-fry dish. This delectable delight is simple to prepare, and can be made within the four walls of your house. Let's take a look at how we can prepare this mouth-watering dish from the article below.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Jul 14, 2017
Stir frying is an easy cooking technique, that involves cooking vegetables, meat, noodles, etc., at high heat in a wok. While there are scores of different dishes you can prepare using this technique, we'll take a special look at how we can prepare ginger chicken using this method. This chicken dish is not only delicious, aromatic, and full of flavor, but also doubles up as a healthy dish, enabling you to devour it without much guilt. This preparation is best served with steamed noodles or rice. Now, let's take a look at how we can prepare this dish.

Ginger Chicken Stir Fry
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1½ cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into strips
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped, fresh cilantro leaves
  • 3 cups hot cooked regular long-grain white rice
Method of Preparation

In a bowl, mix cornstarch, broth, soy sauce, lemon juice, and ginger till it reaches a smooth consistency and then keep it aside. In a medium skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and stir fry, till it is brown and done. Remove the chicken and set it aside. In the remaining oil, add broccoli, carrots, and onion and stir fry over medium heat until it's tender and crispy. Stir in the cornstarch mixture and cook until it boils and thickens. Keep stirring constantly. Return the stir-fried chicken to the skillet and heat it thoroughly. Sprinkle with cilantro. Serve hot over rice, if desired.

Smoky Hot Ginger Chicken Stir Fry
Ingredients
  • 1¼ pounds skinless, boneless, chicken thighs, cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 2 tablespoons Shaoxing wine
  • 10 dried red chilies
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons snipped chives
Method of Preparation

In a medium bowl, toss the chicken, cornstarch, and wine and allow it to stand for an hour. In a wok, heat the oil, and add the chilies to it. Then stir fry them over moderate heat. Fry till they begin to darken after about 1 minute. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the chillies to a plate. When the oil in the wok is hot enough, add half of the chicken and stir fry over high heat. Fry for about 3 minutes, till the chicken pieces are lightly browned and cooked thoroughly. Transfer the chicken to the plate with the chillies. Similarly, fry the remaining chicken. Once done, return the chicken and chilies to the wok and add chopped ginger. Cook for about 1 minute. Then add the brown sugar and stir fry till the chicken is slightly caramelized. Add the soy sauce, rice vinegar, and chives to the sauce and stir fry until the sauce just begins to thicken. Serve immediately.

Lemon Ginger Chicken Stir Fry
Ingredients
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch strips
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • ¾ cup thinly sliced onion
  • 2 tablespoons peeled, minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 2 cups julienne-cut yellow squash
  • 1 cup red bell pepper strips
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • Lemon rind
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
Method of Preparation

Sprinkle black pepper over the chicken. In a large non-stick skillet, heat canola oil over medium-high heat. Next, add chicken, onion, and 1 tablespoon ginger, and stir fry for 4 minutes. Transfer it to a plate and set aside. In the same pan, heat sesame oil over medium-high heat. Add squash and bell pepper and stir fry for 3 minutes. Transfer it to a bowl, and then add 1 tablespoon minced ginger, and lemon rind into it. Add the chicken and honey mixture to pan and stir-fry for 4 minutes till the chicken is done. Combine all the ingredients in the wok, and serve hot.

These were some quick ways to prepare a ginger chicken stir fry. You can tweak the recipes according to your taste preferences. Enjoy this sumptuous dish with noodles or rice!
Lemon Ginger Chicken Stir Fry
Smoky Hot Ginger Chicken Stir Fry
Ginger Chicken Stir Fry