Easy Ginger Chicken Recipe (2024)

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The best Ginger Chicken Recipe! Sweet and spicy, this garlic ginger chicken is delicious, healthy and easy to make!

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This ginger chicken recipe is insanely delicious and so easy to make! It requires just a few simple ingredients, minimal preparation, and only a few minutes of cooking.

Plus, it’s totally healthy and could quickly become a weekday staple for your family!

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We love healthier takeout-inspired meals like this Ginger Chicken and if you need more ideas, try our Healthy Orange Chicken, Cashew Chicken, Ground Beef Stir Fry, or Sweet and Sour Chicken.

What’s so special about Ginger Garlic Chicken?

  • Lots of flavors–The combination of ginger and garlic is so rich and flavorful! You won’t be able to get enough.
  • Health benefits– Ginger and garlic are both full of superfood nutrients!
  • Made in One Pan –This means fewer dishes at the end of dinner, which everyone loves!

Chicken Ginger Recipe Ingredients:

Here’s what you need to make ginger chicken:

You can find substitutions for all of these ingredients below in the green shaded box.

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How to make Ginger Garlic Chicken

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat olive oil. Brown the chicken on each side for about 6-8 minutes. Once browned, add the ginger and garlic and continue cooking for another 2 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the teriyaki sauce, chicken broth, sesame oil, salt, and black pepper. Pour over the chicken. Reduce heat and simmer for 12 minutes.
  3. In a separate small bowl, mix cornstarch with water and pour over the chicken. Stir and continue cooking until the sauce has thickened.
  4. Remove from heat, and sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onion.
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Ginger Chicken Substitutions and Variations

Olive Oil: You can substitute avocado oil, butter, or ghee.

Chicken Breasts: You can substitute with boneless chicken thighs or chicken tenders.

Teriyaki Sauce: We haven’t tested this recipe without teriyaki sauce. These are our 2 favorite sauces: Kevin’s Teriyaki Sauce, Coconut Secret Teriyaki Sauce.

Broth:Anybrothor stock (broth and stock are the same) can be used in any recipe.Beef Broth,Chicken Broth, or vegetable broth all work interchangeably. I always use low or no salt broth.

Toasted Sesame Oil: Toasted sesame oil is essential to the recipe for flavor. We highly recommend using it. You can get it at almost any grocery store!

Cornstarch: I prefer to use cornstarch in this recipe. Tapioca starch may help to thicken it, but cornstarch will work much better!

Ginger Chicken Recipe FAQs

What does ginger do in chicken?

Ginger in any dish can add a slightly spicy kick. It also can help aid in digestion.

Does heating ginger destroy nutrients?

Yes, Especially Vitamin C in ginger can be destroyed by heat.

Do you wash ginger before cooking?

Yes, you should wash and peel ginger before using it.

Is this garlic ginger chicken spicy?

No, this dish is not spicy but it does have a flavorful kick from the ginger and garlic. Feel free to adjust the amount of ginger used to your taste.

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How to serve this Ginger Chicken recipe

For a light and healthy option, you could steam some broccoli or other vegetables like carrots, bell peppers, or zucchini until they are just lightly cooked. This adds a nice crunchy texture that pairs beautifully with the tenderness of the chicken.

For a heartier option, serve with some rice or quinoa to soak up the flavorful sauce. You could also pair it with Instant Pot Fried Rice.

How to store Ginger Chicken

Storing: Once cooled, the ginger chicken can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing: Yes, you can freeze it in a freezer-safe container or bag for up to 6 months. Just make sure to thaw it overnight in the refrigerator before reheating and serving.These are our favorite containers for freezing.

Reheating: You can reheat this recipe in the microwave or on the stove.

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Other healthy dinner recipes:

Looking for other easy meals? Check out these 40+ Healthy Dinner Recipes. Click here to grab our free healthy 30 minute dinners cookbook.

  • Chicken Stir Fry
  • Healthy Creamy Lemon Pasta
  • Crockpot Whole Chicken
  • Grilled Vegetables in Foil

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Ginger Chicken

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The best Ginger Chicken Recipe! Sweet and spicy, this garlic ginger chicken is delicious, healthy and easy to make!

Prep Time : 10 minutes minutes

Cook Time : 25 minutes minutes

Total Time : 35 minutes minutes

Serves : 4 people

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat add olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken. Brown on each side for about 6-8 minutes.

  • Once the chicken is browned, add the ginger and garlic and continue cooking for another 2 minutes.

  • In a small bowl, mix the teriyaki sauce, chicken broth, sesame oil, salt, and black pepper. Pour over the chicken. Reduce heat and simmer for 12 minutes.

  • In a separate small bowl, mix cornstarch with water and pour over the chicken. Stir and continue cooking until the sauce has thickened.

  • Remove from heat, and sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onion.

  • Serve warm with broccoli and rice

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

Ginger Chicken

Amount Per Serving (0.75 cup cooked chicken)

Calories 195Calories from Fat 63

% Daily Value*

Fat 7g11%

Saturated Fat 1g6%

Trans Fat 0.01g

Polyunsaturated Fat 1g

Monounsaturated Fat 4g

Cholesterol 73mg24%

Sodium 558mg24%

Potassium 484mg14%

Carbohydrates 5g2%

Fiber 0.2g1%

Sugar 3g3%

Protein 25g50%

Vitamin A 36IU1%

Vitamin C 2mg2%

Calcium 15mg2%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. This is an estimate and can vary pending your ingredients

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