Ginger Garlic Chicken

Another chicken recipe…yet again, hahaha! By now you guys might have understood my love for chicken. And with this particular recipe, i am truly, madly and deeply in love. πŸ˜‰

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This is the best ginger garlic chicken i have ever tasted. Usually this dish is prepared in a Chinese style where there would be very little flavor of ginger and they use generous amount of cornflour because of which the sauce would be kinda jiggly, if it is not served hot. That is a big no, no type of food for me.

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This is an Indian version of ginger garlic chicken where the onion, ginger and garlic are ground to a paste and sautΓ©ed well in a good amount of oil till the sauce is thick. To that we add other flavorful spices and ingredients which all together forms an amazing coating to the fried chicken pieces.

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With the addition of about half a cup of oil, this particular dish is not your everyday fare. It is once in a while thing in our kitchen but something which we look forward to at mealtime. Those are the days when we don’t care about calorie counting or healthy eating. Nothing can beat the indulgence of soaking up all of that rich, aromatic gravy in naans, chapatis or parathas. Nothing compares to the comfort that such hearty food brings.

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Serves 4

Recipe courtesy: Ria of rias collection

1 pound / 454 grams boneless skinless chicken cut into 2 inch pieces
2 teaspoons soy sauce
salt to taste
2 teaspoon lime juice

40 grams ginger
4 cloves garlic
150 grams onion

3-4 tablespoons tomato ketchup (or as you like)
1 teaspoon cayenne or red chilly powder
1/2 tablespoon white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
a pinch of red food colour

Oil
Cilantro

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1. In a small bowl, marinate the chicken pieces with soy sauce, salt and lime juice for 2 hours,covered in the refrigerator.
2. Grind together ginger,garlic and onion to a smooth paste.
3. Heat about 1/2 cup of oil in a large saute pan and fry the chicken pieces until they are cooked and turn brown here and there.Drain them from oil and set aside.
4. Into the same oil (add more if needed), add the ground paste and saute for 8-10 minutes or until the raw smell vanishes. If there were any pieces of chicken bits stuck to the pan, mix it along with the paste as it adds a whole new level of flavour.

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5. Add the remaining ingredients to it and mix well.
6. Add the fried chicken pieces,1/2 cup of water and simmer till the gravy thickens up and coats the pieces.
7. Garnish with finely chopped cilantro and serve with rice or noodles of your choice!

Notes:

βœ”οΈ Be careful when adding salt to the chicken, as there will be salt from the soy sauce already.

 

Ginger Garlic Chicken
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INGREDIENTS
  1. Serves 4
  2. Recipe courtesy: Ria of rias collection
  3. 1 pound / 454 grams boneless skinless chicken cut into 2 inch pieces
  4. 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  5. salt to taste
  6. 2 teaspoon lime juice
  7. 40 grams ginger
  8. 4 cloves garlic
  9. 150 grams onion
  10. 3-4 tablespoons tomato ketchup (or as you like)
  11. 1 teaspoon cayenne or red chilly powder
  12. 1/2 tablespoon white vinegar
  13. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  14. a pinch of red food colour
  15. Oil
  16. Cilantro
DIRECTIONS
  1. In a small bowl, marinate the chicken pieces with soy sauce, salt and lime juice for 2 hours,covered in the refrigerator.
  2. Grind together ginger,garlic and onion to a smooth paste.
  3. Heat about 1/2 cup of oil in a large saute pan and fry the chicken pieces until they are cooked and turn brown here and there.Drain them from oil and set aside.
  4. Into the same oil (add more if needed), add the ground paste and saute for 8-10 minutes or until the raw smell vanishes. If there were any pieces of chicken bits stuck to the pan, mix it along with the paste as it adds a whole new level of flavour.
  5. Add the remaining ingredients to it and mix well.
  6. Add the fried chicken pieces,1/2 cup of water and simmer till the gravy thickens up and coats the pieces.
  7. Garnish with finely chopped cilantro and serve with rice or noodles of your choice!
Notes
  1. βœ”οΈ Be careful when adding salt to the chicken, as there will be salt from the soy sauce already.
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Lets go to Angie’s fiesta friday with this chicken recipe. πŸ™‚ this time the party os co hosted by Kaila of gluten free life 247 and Mr. Fitz of cooking with mr.fitz. This is surely gonna be a fun party. πŸ™‚

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36 thoughts on “Ginger Garlic Chicken

  1. I love how rich and flavorful this dish sounds, and your pictures of the preparation are so helpful. The idea of grinding the onion, ginger, and garlic to a paste and then sautΓ©ing, rather than frying sounds like something that would work well in my household as well. Thank you so much for bringing these to the fiesta, Aunt Juju. I cannot wait to give them a try. Happy 2015!

  2. I’ve never tried this dish before but the ingredients and method of cooking sounds so delicious! I too cannot deal with the cornstarch-laden gravies of desi-style chinese cooking.

  3. This dish was super delicious and a perfect blend of hot and sweet chicken dish. Brilliant texture and amusing taste. Made our weekend. Thank you for leading us to home made yet restaurant tasting dishes. So simple to make, yet to royal in taste ! ! !

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