Honey Glazed Ginger Chicken is a delicious twist to any soy chicken you may know and love. It marries essential sweet and savoury counterparts but is amped up by the warmth of ginger. Our family adores this side dish and is one we proudly grew up with!
The best part of this recipe is that it only requires two main ingredients (you guessed it – chicken and ginger) along with seasoning sauces that we use regularly from our pantry!
Ginger chicken may sound simple, but it packs on some pretty big flavour. Honestly, it’s so easy that you can’t possibly get it wrong!
Which chicken cut do I use?
If you’re after a leaner cut, then chicken breast would be the way to go but keep in mind that breast tends to be a little drier simply because of its lower fat content.
Chicken tenderloins are great for that sweet spot between very lean and overly fatty. Grandma often uses this when it’s readily available in our fridge.
Generally, though, Grandma prefers to make it using chicken wings. We firmly believe that anything cooked with the bones makes for a more delicious dish!
At the end of the day, the decision is really up to you. Go for a cut that suits you and your family because the marinade and ginger will speak for themselves.
What are the health benefits of ginger?
When you think of that A-list of superfoods, ginger is way up there! Ginger can be used as a remedy for nausea (think of that last time you were car sick or had morning sickness), assist with indigestion, help with infections and muscle soreness. Amazing, right?
So the next time you’re feeling under the weather, throw in some ginger into your diet to see its effects!
How do I make this wonderfully homey dish?
When you have all the ingredients ready, begin by dividing the chicken wings in into three parts: wing, drumstick and tip.
To divide the wings, use a big knife such as a cleaver to slice down where the joints are. Then impale the knife through the bone in one swift cut. Since the joints have cartilage, it’s much easier to separate than, say, if you were to chop down on the bone itself.
If you have a different chicken cut, simply slice it into smaller pieces (about 3cm or 1″ thick).
Add the oyster sauce, fish sauce and chicken bouillon to marinate the chicken. You can let it sit for 20 minutes or overnight. The general rule is that the longer you marinate for, the deeper the flavour when cooked.
After 20 minutes (or longer), it’s time to cook the chicken!
Find your favourite pan or wok and heat it up over a high heat. Add the oil and swirl it around to cover the cooking surface. Adjust the temperature to medium and throw in the garlic and ginger. Stir this for about a minute and a half to unlock the fragrances.
Get ready for your house to smell amazing. I wish the picture would do the aromas justice. You’ll just have to try it out yourself!
Add your marinated chicken over the ginger and garlic and cook until it becomes a golden brown. The final step is to drizzle in the honey and give it a stir. Let the honey infuse through a low heat simmer for a final 15 minutes.
Your honey glazed ginger chicken is now complete and ready to impress! We love eating it with rice as a side dish during our family dinners.
With this quick and easy recipe, make sure to try it out this week!
Honey Glazed Ginger Chicken
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