Smothered Ginger Chicken Recipe

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Liven up ordinary chicken with this simple, saucy skillet dish. No one in my family can resist the moist chicken and old-fashioned gravy.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 70 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 70 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3-1/2 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup each chopped green and sweet red pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 cups chicken broth


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine 1/2 cup flour, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.
  2. In a large skillet, fry chicken, a few pieces at a time, in oil until well browned. Remove from skillet; set aside and keep warm. Add onion and peppers to drippings; saute until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the remaining flour, remaining salt and pepper, ginger and chicken broth until smooth. Stir into vegetable mixture; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until thickened. Return chicken to pan; cover and simmer for 45 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Smothered Ginger Chicken in Country Chicken Cookbook 1995, p53

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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