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.