This isn't usually the ginger chicken that you get in Chinese restaurants. It is a simple and tasty recipe one of my Chinese friends likes to make. It has a good flavour and isn't too over powering. The amounts are an estimation because I have never measured it out. I usually use the liquid from the jar of the ginger not the vinegar. I usually have it with fried rice and a salad. Most of the time for this recipe is the marinating time.
- 1 lb skinless chicken breast (chopped)
- 1⁄2 cup dark soy sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 5 tablespoons pickled ginger (can use fresh if you can't get pickled but use less or will be too powerful)
- 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar or 1 tablespoon pickled ginger liquid, from jar
- 4 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- Chop the pickled ginger finely.
- Put chicken, ginger, garlic powder, soy sauce, and vinegar in a bowl and mix. The chicken should be fully covered.
- Let chicken marinate for at least 8 hours, overnight is even better.
- Heat pan with oil.
- Add chicken with marinade to pan. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
- Turn the chicken and cover for another 5 minutes.
- Remove lid and cook until the chicken is fully cooked and the sauce thickens a bit.
- Serve and top with toasted sesame seeds.