Ginger root is commonly used for the delicious flavor that it lends to food. It also has several healing properties as studies have proved that ginger is effective in reducing nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness, pregnancy, and chemotherapy. People also use it to recover from mild stomach upsets. Many health care professionals use ginger to treat conditions associated with inflammation, such as arthritis and ulcerative colitis. Preliminary studies suggest that ginger aids in lowering cholesterol and helps prevent blood clotting.
There are different ways to make ginger sauce for various preparations of chicken. They are delicious and can be made quickly without much hassle.
For Steamed Chicken
- 2 pieces, fresh ginger
- Cilantro (a fistful)
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1 tablespoon, Peanut oil
This sauce goes well with dim sum or steamed chicken. It is similar to the type of sauce served with 'white chicken' in Chinese restaurants.
Wash the two thumb-sized pieces of the ginger and peel them. Grate them into shreds. Place the ginger, garlic, and cilantro, in a small bowl, and pour peanut oil into it. Stir well and allow it to sit for about 15 minutes for the flavors to develop. Enjoy your steamed chicken with this sauce.
For Peanut Oven-Fried Chicken
Ingredients for the chicken
- 5-7 pieces, chicken breast
- 3 tablespoons, crushed peanuts
- 2 tablespoons, crushed crackers
- 1 teaspoon, red chili powder
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 eggs (beaten)
For the sauce
- 2 tablespoons, fresh ginger (grated)
- 1½ teaspoon, aromatic peanut oil
- ⅓ cup, orange juice
- 2 teaspoons, lime juice
- ¼ cup, sweet chili sauce
- 1 tablespoon, soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons, creamy peanut butter
Add the chicken along with the paprika, salt, pepper, egg, crushed peanuts and crackers to a bowl. Let it marinate for an hour. Then, place the marinated chicken on a baking dish and bake it for 15-20 minutes.
To make the sauce, squeeze the grated ginger to extract as much juice as possible from it. Combine the ginger juice with the orange juice, sweet chili sauce, peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, and peanut oil. Blend all the ingredients together in a blender. Pour the sauce into a serving bowl and serve it with the chicken.
For Fried Chicken
- 1 chicken stock cube (crumbled)
- 1 tablespoon, lemon juice
- 200 grams, dried apricot
- 1 tablespoon, ginger juice
- 2 cups, water
Pour the water into a saucepan and add the apricots and chicken stock cube to it. Bring the mixture to a boil and let it bubble for 5 minutes, or until the apricots turn soft. Take the pan off the heat and set it aside. When it is lukewarm, add the ginger and lemon juice to it, and stir gently till you get a smooth sauce. Serve it as a dip with fried chicken.