In The Kitchen: Sticky Ginger Chinese Chicken

I think everyone probably has those go to recipes that they turn to when they want something filling, but easy and also quick for dinner. I certainly do. Today’s recipe is a favourite because it’s so delicious, it’s relatively quick and it tastes as good as anything you order from a takeaway shop. But obviously it’s a lot cheaper! Another plus point is that it’s made from store cupboard ingredients – or at least my store cupboard ingredients. Also it contains noodles and I love noodles, like ‘could eat them every day’ love noodles. If I need a bit of cheering up then noodles are the food for me.

Or chocolate. Obvs!

Easy Chinese Recipe

Ingredients: 3 globes of stem ginger / 2tbsp runny honey / 2 tbsp soy sauce / 2 crushed garlic cloves / juice of 1 lime / 4 chicken breasts

Method: 1. Drain and chop the ginger. 2. Place in a ovenproof dish with the honey, soy sauce, garlic and lime juice. 3. Add the chicken and toss well, before spreading into an even layer. 4. Preheat the oven to 210C (fan), 230C, gass mark 8. 5. Cook for 30-40 minutes, until the chicken is cooked and the juices run clear. 6. Serve with noodles, or rice.

There you go, time to enjoy! Like I said it couldn’t be simpler. This is adapted ever so slightly from Fay’s Family Food, which Fi has had for years and is definitely a well thumbed recipe book. Honestly we couldn’t recommend it more. Also the chinese roast broccoli is a favourite that goes perfectly with this chicken recipe.

Laura xx

p.s. this picture makes this look very boring and plain, but the taste is excellent and there’s plenty of sauce involved. Even if you like a mound of noodles like I do!