Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Chicken with Ginger and Potatoes

There's nothing extra special or fancy at all about this dish. It is a homey, comforting dish to have as a main dish for a simple dinner at home with the family. With very simple ingredients, but good enough as a main dish on our dinner table. We would usually have this with plain white rice together with some stir-fried vegetables and perhaps a bowl of soup or a plate of omelette. 


We love potatoes, so I have added in more potatoes as usual! Everyone would dig in for the potatoes first! Sometimes I would add in some dried shiitake mushrooms as well. Most times I would cook it just like this.


This is a nice dish to serve to kids, they would love the potatoes and tender chicken meat, and some gravy to drizzle over the rice. The amount of ginger may be reduced if serving to kids.

I'm sharing this with :
Recipe Box Week 2 at Bizzy Bakes

Chicken with Ginger and Potatoes
half a chicken, remove skin and fats, cut to bite-sized pieces
1 tbsp cornflour
cooking oil
2" knob ginger, peeled and slice thinly
4 medium potatoes (peeled, halved and each half cut to three pieces)
1-2 tsp black soy sauce, depending on how dark you want the dish to be
3 tbsp light soy sauce, or to taste
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1/3 cup warm water
1 tsp sesame oil
  1. Marinate chicken pieces with cornflour. Set aside for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat about 3-4 tablespoons of cooking oil in a non-stick saucepan. Fry potato chunks on all sides until lightly browned. Remove and keep aside.
  3. In same saucepan, over medium heat, fry ginger slices until fragrant and lightly browned, about 2-3 minutes. Add in chicken pieces, stir well, cover saucepan for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add black soy sauce, light soy sauce to taste, oyster sauce, stir and cover for another 5-7 minutes, stir once or twice. (Do not add water at this point, let the chicken meat release its own juices and cook itself in its juices for a few minutes).
  4. Add in potatoes, warm water, stir to combine, turn heat to low, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken and potatoes are tender. 
  5. Add an additional 1/4 cup water if more gravy is preferred. Let it come to a simmer, drizzle with sesame oil, turn off heat and dish out to a serving plate. Enjoy!



26 comments:

  1. Bookmarked! Oh Joyce my library is already choc-a-block with your recipes :D. BTW I made your stir fry pork (I substituted with chicken) with green onions on sunday and everybody loved it. A total hit. Thankyou dear for sharing such marvelous recipes.
    Have a nice day!
    Anuja

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    1. Hi Anuja, So glad to hear that your family enjoyed the dish! Thank you for trying and letting me know! And its a pleasure to know that there's a family out there who's enjoying it as much as we do!
      Thank you! :)

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  2. I'm always "lousy" with our weekday cooking. By the time I get home after work, I'm too lazy to be creative in my cooking. This is beautiful and I will keep in mind of how you cook it whenever I have potatoes and chicken in my fridge and pantry.

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  3. Simple and homey recipes are the best! This dish is cooked by my mom for us siblings very often during our younger days!

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  4. This is my favourite! When I was a kid I scooped out all the gravy from this dish and eat with rice.

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  5. This sounds wonderful, shall try it out sometime, potatoes and chicken are a hit with my kids.

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  6. Irresistible,droolworthy and totally inviting.

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  7. I have a weekness I can't cook chicken without potatoes !! and your combination is perfect for me...Drooling

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  8. Comfy and delicious I'm sure, Joyce. I would add extra potatoes too!!!

    Thanks for sharing and thank you for joining the Picnic Game once again this year. I can't wait to see what you "bring" with the letter, M. Our Picnic Basket sure is going to be filled with all kinds of goodies!!! "See" you there. And yes, you can post anytime before the 29th!

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  9. Joyce, this sound wonderful. I don't often think to add ginger to a savory dish.

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  10. Looks so good, want some now cos I skipped dinner and am now hungry!!

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  11. what a wonderful comfort meal! delicious!

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  12. I am your HAPPY new follower, and maaaaaan, I LOVE your blog :D, it looks soo yummy
    xx

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  13. eileen@hundred eighty degreesThursday, June 21, 2012

    Warm and hearty dish for dinner. This is one dish that I will cook, perhaps that's the only dish I know.. haha. Yours look good ^_^

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  14. i always love this dish, simple and tasty and will tambah rice to wipe out the sauce!

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  15. The caramelised colour of this dish looks so appetising. My granny used to cook this using pork but my mum hasn't for a long time. Gonna make this dish soon.

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  16. This is my favorite dish & I can eat few plates of rice with just this yummy chickens & potatoes! No kidding! LOL You've added oyster sauce in it , so I must really try this recipe of yours. Dried shiitake mushrooms with this sounds super good! Will keep that in mind when I go Asian store! I'm drooling already just by looking at your delicious pictures! hehehehehe

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  17. Mmmm...this is definitely my kind of comfort dish, as well. I love all of the flavors in here. Sounds absolutely delicious.

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  18. This chicken dish with potatoes looks very tasty, like the flavor that the oyster sauce gives.
    Hope you are enjoying your week Joyce :)

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  19. un plato sabroso y contundente me encanta,abrazos hugs hugs.

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  20. usually my kids will have a lot of rice if i cook this dish..simple and yummy.

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  21. Joyce,I love stir fry chicken with ginger & lots of sesame oil but never with potatoes b4,will try this method next time,thanks for sharing

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  22. Memang sedap if makan with hot rice..if got cincaluk, lagi best.

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  23. Lovely dish!! mouthwatering! =)

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