Delicious Thai Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry

Posted on June 27, 2018 · Posted in Blog, General, Personal

As much as I love eating out at fancy restaurants and watching TV shows like Top Chef, the cooking that is closest to my heart is home cooking — dishes that are humble and maybe a little homely, but feel like the food equivalent of a warm hug.

This gingery chicken stir-fry is home cooking at its best: quick and simple to prepare, with a punch of flavor that manages to be both exciting and deeply comforting. Make it once and you might never call for Thai takeout again.

This was one of the first Thai recipes I ever mastered and it became pretty much an instant favorite. Like most stir-fries, the ingredient list is short and simple, but a magical transformation occurs once everything hits the pan, resulting in a finished dish that is somehow more than the sum of its parts.

Ginger is the key to that magic; along with the umami-bomb combo of fish sauce and oyster sauce, it infuses the chicken and vegetables with a deep flavor in the hot wok or skillet.

If you are new to stir-frying, familiarize yourself with the basics in this cooking lesson from stir-fry expert, Grace Young, before you get started.

The key points to remember? Cut all your ingredients in uniform, bite-sized pieces; have the meat, vegetables, and sauce prepped and within easy reach once you start cooking; and cook over high heat and give the chicken some time to brown when you initially put it in the pan.

And if you already rely on stir-frying for quick, healthy, and satisfying meals, you will be happy to add this gingery recipe to your home-cooking repertoire. -thekitchn.comNatural memory enhancer