Saucy Ginger Chicken

Saucy Ginger Chicken is a delightful Indo Chinese dish and favoured by Indians at large. My kids and guests greatly enjoy this dish and it goes well with Fried Rice and Pulav. The thick gravy is sweet and spicy and so this fusion dish is a real gastronomic delight for all. It was a much sought after dish from childhood and the aroma and flavours just wafted through the whole house. My kid’s friends would always come and ask me what I am cooking as the aroma is so irresistible. All chinese dishes or rather Indo chinese dishes are popular at home and my family relishes Chicken Noodles, Soups, Szechuan Chilli ChickenSpring Rolls, chili Fish, Gobi Manchurian, Chili Paneer, chili Pork, Soya Manchurian etc. Although it has Chinese flavors, it goes well with most of the Indian rice like Jeera rice, Ghee rice and Vegetable Pulao. Like Punjabi Chicken curry or Kadai Chicken or Pepper chicken, this is a great dinner option for get together.

Celery is a wonderful vegetable and it does make a dish smell Chinese, So, there is no need of MSG. You also get dried Celery Salt in Super market, something you can use if you don’t have celery stalk in your fridge. But use very little, with care, as it is too strong in flavour. I have added some red food color to the chicken pieces to make it more appealing. You can do away with it if your kids are allergic to color. So, I know what you are planning for dinner today; ready to cook Saucy Ginger Chicken with me??

Ingredients:

Chicken: 1 kg.
Onion: 4–5 nos.
Ginger Garlic paste: 2 tbsp
Green Chilly: 3-4 nos.
Tomato: 2 nos.
Red Chilly Powder: 2 tsp
Pepper Powder: 1 tsp
Soya Sauce: 3 tbsp
Tomato Sauce: 1-2 tbsp
Chilly Sauce: 1 tsp
Vinegar: 1 tsp
Capsicum / Bell Pepper: 1 no
Spring onion: 3-4 stalk
Celery: 2’inch stalk (as required)
Saucy Ginger Chicken Ingredients

Saucy Ginger Chicken Ingredients

Method

Clean the chicken and drain all water. Mix with some salt, red color (optional) and 1 tbsp Soya sauce. Marinate for some time. Heat little oil (1 tbsp) in a kadai (non-stick is better) and add the chicken pieces and stir till it turns opaque. Keep aside. In the same pan, sauté finely chopped onion, green chillies cut into rounds till the raw smell goes. Add the ginger garlic paste and sauté well. Once the onion becomes slightly brown, add red chilly powder and pepper and sauté. Chop the tomatoes finely and add to the gravy and stir till it is completely mashed and mixed. Add 2 tbsp Soya sauce and all other sauces and vinegar. Add 1 glass water and salt. Add the Chicken pieces and cook on low flame. When it is almost cooked, add the cubed capsicum and cover and cook for another minute. Lastly add Spring Onion and Celery. Your great flavoured Saucy Ginger Chicken is ready to serve. Enjoy with fried rice/ Pulav or roti.

Tips:

  • No need to add Sugar as the tomato sauce is sweet.
  • Adjust the ratio of sauces as per your taste as you might be using different brands.
  • Dark Soy Sauce is used in this recipe.
  • If you have a chopper, use it for chopping Onions.
  • If you are using Celery Salt, use sparingly. Less than a pinch first and check the taste before putting more.

Enjoy your dinner with Saucy Ginger Chicken and Fried Rice/ Veg. Pulav/ Roti and dry veg. salad. God Bless!!

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