Ginger Chicken – Respect Food

Ginger Chicken

Craving something different? Why not give this ginger chicken recipe a try tonight? It is pretty nutritious, wholesome, and can easily be changed to fit your preferences.

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1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast cut into 1 inch pieces
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
2 1/2 cups small broccoli florets
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 cup oyster sauce
1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth, you can also use water
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon soy sauce
2 teaspoons cornstarch
Salt and pepper to taste


Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the broccoli and cook for approximately 3-4 minutes or until broccoli is tender.

Add the ginger and garlic to the pan and cook for 30 seconds more.

Remove the vegetables from the pan; place them on a plate, and cover to keep warm.

Wipe the pan clean with a paper towel and turn the heat to high. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil.

Season the chicken with salt and pepper, and add them to the pan in a single layer - you may need to do this step in batches. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side until golden brown and cooked through.

Add the broccoli mixture back to the pan and cook for 2 more minutes or until the vegetables are well warmed.

In a bowl, whisk together the oyster sauce, chicken broth, sugar, sesame oil, soy sauce, and cornstarch.

Pour the sauce mixture over the chicken and vegetables and bring to a boil; cook for 1 more minute or until sauce has just started to thicken.

You can serve it as is or with rice. It is best enjoyed when served right away.