Ginger Chicken – Gà Kho Gừng
Ginger Chicken – Gà Kho Gừng
Savor this quick and easy Vietnamese chicken recipe by Helen Le from Home Cooked: Vietnam.
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Technique Stir Frying
  • Preparation Time 40 minutes
  • Cooking Time 45 minutes
  • Yield 10 servings
  • 1 kilogram Chicken (bone-in, skin-on thigh & drumstick chopped into bite size pieces)
  • 1 piece Ginger (double thumb size), julienned
  • 1 tablespoon minced Garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced Shallot
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons Fish sauce
  • ½ teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 1.5 cups Water/Chicken broth/Coconut juice/Coconut soda
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine chicken, ginger, garlic, shallot, salt, sugar, chicken stock, fish sauce and pepper. Mix well and leave to marinate for at least 30 minutes
  2. In a large saucepan or a wok, heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and sprinkle 2 tablespoons sugar over the base. Melt the sugar under medium heat until it turns dark amber. Quickly add the marinated chicken and stir-fry on high heat for about 5 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink
  3. Add water/chicken broth/coconut juice/coconut soda. Bring to a boil and skim off the foam and some of the floating fat. Lower heat to medium and cook for 30 minutes, uncovered, until the sauce reduces by one third
  4. Serve with hot steamed rice

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