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Ginger Onion Chicken



This is a very simple country style chicken dish which will go very well with rice or congee.  It's also a suitable confinement dish for mothers after delivery and if it's for this purpose, then I would suggest using plenty of old ginger instead to help get rid of wind.






If you do have any leftover poached chicken, this is also another way of transforming it to this delicious and yummy dish.

Ingredients
  • 450 gm chicken, cut into bite size, preferably free-range chicken
  • 10 gm young ginger, julienned
  • 8 shallots, sliced
  • 1/2  cup water
  • Sesame oil for frying
Seasoning for chicken.  Marinate for an hour or more.
  • 1 tsp each of :  light soya sauce and sugar
  • 2  tsp oyster sauce
  • 3/4  tsp dark soya sauce
  • 1/2  tsp salt
Preparation
  1. Stir-fry the ginger and shallot with some sesame oil for a while, till fragrant.
  2. Add in the seasoned chicken, stir-fry.
  3. Add in the water and let the chicken simmer till it's tender.
  4. If the dish gets dry and the chicken is still not cooked through, sprinkle in some water.  Fine tune to taste.
  5. Once chicken is cooked, dish out onto a serving plate.
  6. Serve hot with rice or congee.

Comments

  1. You cook well Cheah! This is also one of my favorites. In fact I love all your chicken dishes, look so delicious :)

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  2. Oh yes! I eat a lot of this during my confinement. I think it was delicious!

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  3. hi cheah, you know everyday i can smell this ginger chicken in my house, reason being there's a lady in confinement at my neighbours house and the sesame oil is so strong, really salivating!

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  4. Anncoo
    Thanks. Yes, I notice that many people like this dish.

    Jeannie
    You can also cook this during normal times, but I would prefer using young ginger.

    Wendy
    Yes, looks like it's an old time favourite of many other bloggers too.

    Lena
    Ah, tell-tale dish. Can't escape from that and then we can deduce that there's a newborn in the neighbourhood!

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  5. This is a comfort food, and I can imagine eating loads of rice with dishes like this.

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  6. Cheah....great chicken dish. My favorite too. Reminded me of my confinement days :)

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  7. Just like my mom's cooking! haha... Thanks for sharing. Hope you're having a great weekend.
    Best regards, Kristy

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  8. Very nice and tasty chicken recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Simple homey dish! This is so good with rice!

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  10. Mmmmm... What a tasty chicken! I love all those flavors so I have no doubt I would love it.

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  11. Cooking Gallery
    Indeed it is, goes great with white rice.

    Holly
    Yes it is, can give it a try.

    Elin
    Will come in useful when you're a grandma! LOL!

    Kristy
    Yup, hand me down from mum. You have a great weekend too.

    Wen
    You are most welcome!

    pigpigscorner
    Yes, totally agree with you.

    Talita
    Thanks for dropping by my blog! Hope to see you more often. It's a very simple but tasty dish.

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  12. What a coincidence, I was thinking about this dish today (no, I'm not pregnant, lol!) and then it's here when I visited your blog. I really like the home-style taste of this dish.

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  13. Shaz
    Ha, ha, maybe you smell the sesame oil. I like to make this, off and on as I like sesame oil.

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  14. Can eat with porridge too. Nice

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  15. Pete
    Saw your blog in the Star recently. Good write-up on those food in Lumut/Sitiawan. Yes, this chicky dish goes well with porridge too.

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