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Easy Chinese Ginger And Sesame Oil Chicken

Are you looking for a tasty and easy chicken recipe to add to your weeknight dinner rotation? Look no further! This ginger and sesame oil chicken is a flavorful and simple dish that is sure to become a family favorite.

ginger and sesame oil chicken
ginger and sesame oil chicken

This delicious chicken recipe is not only enjoyable to eat but also offers a wide range of health benefits beyond its nutritional value.

In Asian cuisine, ginger and sesame oil are the superfoods that provide the best benefits. Their anti-inflammatory effects and healing powers have been used historically as remedies. The combination of both ingredients is known for boosting energy and regaining strength, especially for new mothers who are recovering after childbirth in China.

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Ingredients

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ginger and sesame oil chicken
ginger and sesame oil chicken

How do you make this sesame oil chicken?

The mouth-dazzling chicken dish begins when the fragrant sesame oil unites with the zesty ginger and creates a perfect flavor combination. Sesame oil is used not only as a cooking oil but also as a powerful flavor booster. Its strong nutty taste adds a touch of umami to this chicken recipe.

Step one:

Preparing the sauce: Combine soy sauce, oyster sauce, 2 tablespoons of rice wine, sugar and water in a small bowl and mix well.

Step two:

Cooking the chicken: Add two tablespoons of sesame oil and ginger to the non-stick fry pan over medium heat, and cook until the ginger slices are slightly golden. Mix in chicken and sauce put the lid on, and cook for 10 minutes (or until the chicken is completely cooked through).

Step Three:

Finishing off: Remove the lid and stir to reduce the sauce to about two-three tablespoons. Stir in one tablespoon of rice wine, and turn off the heat. Mix in one tablespoon of sesame oil and serve.

Ingredients for Ginger and sesame oil chicken:

ginger and sesame oil
ginger and sesame oil
  • Ginger: Cut the ginger into paper-thin slices or thin strips so they are not too spicy to eat.
  • Sesame oil: The quality of the sesame oil can vary greatly. I use Leekumkee sesame oil.
  • Chicken: Use the chicken thighs in this recipe as they are juicy, tender, and less likely to be overcooked.
ginger and sesame oil
ginger and sesame oil

FAQs:

Q: Can I substitute chicken breast for chicken thighs in this recipe?

A: It is not recommended to use chicken breast for this recipe as it has a tendency to become dry if even slightly overcooked. Chicken thighs, on the other hand, are more forgiving and remain moist and tender even when slightly overcooked.

Q: Is this recipe gluten-free?

A: This recipe is not gluten-free as it contains soy sauce, which contains gluten. However, you can make this recipe gluten-free by using gluten-free soy sauce.

Q: What should I serve with ginger and sesame oil chicken?

A: Ginger and sesame oil chicken pairs well with rice and steamed or stir-fried vegetables, such as broccoli, bok choy, or green beans.

ginger and sesame oil chicken
ginger and sesame oil chicken

More chicken recipes:

Quick chicken thigh stir fry

Chicken and mushroom stir fry

Pan-fried pepper chicken

ginger and sesame oil chicken
Enjoy this delicious ginger and sesame oil chicken

Give this recipe a try and enjoy the delicious flavors of ginger and sesame oil chicken tonight!

ginger and sesame oil chicken

Ginger And Sesame Oil Chicken

With just a few Asian ingredients you can put this mouth-dazzling ginger and sesame oil chicken dish on the table within 15 minutes.
Author: Lei
4.91 from 10 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: asian
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Fat, Low Lactose
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 10-15 slices ginger
  • 500 g boneless chicken thighs (cut into bite sizes)
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon oyster sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoon rice wine
  • 2 tablespoon water

Instructions

  • Preparing the sauce: Combine soy sauce, oyster sauce, 2 tablespoons of rice wine, sugar and water in a small bowl and mix well.
  • Cooking: Add two tablespoons of sesame oil and ginger to the non-stick fry pan over medium heat, and cook until the ginger slices are slightly golden. Mix in chicken and sauce, put the lid on, and cook for 10 minutes (or until the chicken is completely cooked through).
  • Finishing off: Remove the lid and stir to reduce the sauce to about two-three tablespoons. Stir in one tablespoon of rice wine, and turn off the heat. Mix in one tablespoon of sesame oil and serve.

Recipe Notes:

  • Ginger: Cut the ginger into paper-thin slices or thin strips so they are not too spicy to eat.
  • Sesame oil: The quality of the sesame oil can vary greatly. I use Leekumkee sesame oil.
  • Chicken: Use the chicken thighs in this recipe as they are juicy, tender, and less likely to be overcooked.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 762kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 43gFat: 63gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 17gMonounsaturated Fat: 26gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 245mgSodium: 1282mgPotassium: 594mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 195IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 2mg

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8 Comments

  1. I found that frying off the chicken first adds a better crisp to the skin before adding the sauce. Just my two cents…

  2. How do I double the recipe? Do I need to double the contents?

  3. 5 stars
    I make this with some regularity. It is quite good. Finding your preferred ginger cut is important to the end result. Glad I found this tried it.

  4. philomela arias

    so delicious and yummy

  5. Looks yummy

4.91 from 10 votes (9 ratings without comment)

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