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Ginger Chicken

This homemade Ginger Chicken is amazingly easy to make right at home, with a delicious spicy ginger sauce. You might like it more than the restaurant version.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: ginger chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 406kcal


  • 1 ½ lb chicken breast boneless and skinless and cut into thin long strips
  • 2 large eggs
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds optional
  • 2 green onions chopped, optional

For chicken breading

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • ½ tsp pepper or to taste

For Sauce


  • Whisk the eggs in a shallow plate. In another shallow plate whisk together all the breading ingredients.
  • Dip the chicken pieces in the egg wash then dredge them through the flour and make sure each piece is fully coated in flour.
  • Fill a Dutch oven or a deep frying pan with vegetable oil, about 1 1/2 inches deep and heat. When the oil is hot, add chicken to the pan, a few at a time, and fry it for about 3 or 4 minutes until it's golden brown, make sure the chicken is cooked inside. Repeat this until all the chicken is fried.
  • To make the sauce whisk all the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl. Drizzle the sauce over the chicken. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions if preferred.


  1. Storage: I usually just store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. It should last 3 to 4 days.
  2. Freezing: Store it in airtight containers or freezer bags in the freezer for 3 to 4 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight then reheat in the microwave. The chicken will be a big soggy so if you want to keep it crispy, store the sauce separately from the chicken.
  3. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 202mg | Sodium: 1971mg | Potassium: 803mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 566IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 3mg