Smothered Ginger Chicken Recipe

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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.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Cook: 70 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Cook: 70 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3-1/2 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable 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

Directions

Combine 1/2 cup flour, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper; coat chicken pieces. Heat oil in a large skillet, fry chicken, a few pieces at a time, until well browned. Remove from skillet and set aside. Add onion, peppers and garlic to drippings; saute until tender. Stir in ginger and remaining flour and salt; cook for 2 minutes. Add chicken broth; bring to a boil. Cook 2-3 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Add chicken; cover tightly 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

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  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3-1/2 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable 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. Combine 1/2 cup flour, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper; coat chicken pieces. Heat oil in a large skillet, fry chicken, a few pieces at a time, until well browned. Remove from skillet and set aside. Add onion, peppers and garlic to drippings; saute until tender. Stir in ginger and remaining flour and salt; cook for 2 minutes. Add chicken broth; bring to a boil. Cook 2-3 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Add chicken; cover tightly 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

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