Last week I came across this wonderful looking recipe from Karista’s Kitchen. It was for Slow Cooked Red Ginger Chicken and I knew I wanted to do something like this. But I didn’t have a lot of time and it was cold and I was tired but I wanted the flavour. So I took inspiration from her recipe and came up with this. I do plan at some point to follow hers when I have a chance.
This recipe is served on a baked potato so you’ll need to get that cooked while this is being prepared.
I took a chicken breast and cubed it then sauteed it in olive oil, salt, and pepper.
While that was cooking I finely chopped several cloves of garlic and peeled a chunk of fresh ginger. The ginger was about 1 1/2 inches by 1 inch by 1 inch or so.
I tossed in the garlic and added 1 cup of my homemade tomato sauce. As that started to simmer I used a zester to finely mince up the ginger and added it to the mixture.
I added maybe a 1/4 cup plus of soy sauce. I prefer to use the low sodium kind. We are growing cilantro (coriander leaves) so I had some fresh leaves to chop up and add to the dish.
I added a splash of lime juice to taste and let it simmer until the chicken was fully cooked. Slice the baked potato open and top with the chicken and sauce.
I loved the brightness of the ginger in this dish. It was a great comfort food meal without being heavy. Overall a pretty healthy meal.
Love your version of this flavorful dish! Thanks for the mention 🙂
Oh good, I’m glad you like it. 🙂 It’s definitely more rustic than yours. But I wanted to also use what I had on hand. And you’re welcome on the mention! Credit where credit is due.
That sounds delicious. I’ll bookmark it for later. Thank you 🙂
You’re welcome, I hope you enjoy it. 🙂
Definitely trying this recipe. I tried making my own ginger/curry chicken the other day and although it tasted good, there wasn’t much of a sauce as I had hoped. Seems like tomato sauce is part of the answer (; Thanks for sharing!
You’re welcome. Yes the tomato sauce helped a lot. You could also go the coconut milk route.
Great winter supper. I always have chicken breasts and home made tomato sauce in the freezer. Excellent standby.
So much can be done with those two ingredients, it’s wonderful.
What delicious looking, warming food. I could really do with some right about now!
My MIL says Dorset is enjoying a bit of snow. :). You need something warming!
We surely do! The chickens have just finished their hot porridge! 🙂
Great idea! I just made a big pot of marinara sauce; maybe I’ll try doctoring it up as you suggest. Ginger is definitely one of my go-to ingredients!
It’s one of my favourites as well.
My favorite kind of recipe: easy and tasty, I would never have thought to serve this over a potato and love the sound of it. I’m going to “pin” this so I won’t lose it.
Thanks. 🙂 I hope you enjoy.
This sounds so tasty! I love chicken and there are only so many variations you can do. This is perfect. Loving the ginger and over the potato! Bookmarked!!
It’s perfect for a busy day where you want something tasty but it needs to be quick.
Very tasty… might have to try this recipe out.
I hope you like it. 🙂
Just pinned this, it sounds great and I love that you used it as a potato topping!! Yum!!
We use potatoes a lot for a base. Quick and healthy. 🙂