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Ginger Garlic Chicken



  • 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



  • In a small bowl, marinate the chicken pieces with soy sauce, salt and lime juice for 2 hours,covered in the refrigerator.
  • Grind together ginger,garlic and onion to a smooth paste.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to it and mix well.
  • Add the fried chicken pieces,1/2 cup of water and simmer till the gravy thickens up and coats the pieces.
  • Garnish with finely chopped cilantro and serve with rice or noodles of your choice!


✔️ Be careful when adding salt to the chicken, as there will be salt from the soy sauce already.