Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry

READY IN: 43mins
Recipe by Derf2440

Lovely combination of vegetables and chicken with a nice touch of ginger. Submitted for the January 2006 RSC

Top Review by Susie D

I think the cooking times are off here. I had the chicken & veggies cooked to crisp/tender in 12 minutes. We found the inclusion of the acorn squash a strange ingredient & it is one I wouldn’t use again. The mushy mouth feel in a dish of crisp veggies just didn’t do it for us. Sorry. I also found the ginger cut into sticks too strong when biting into one. I would have preferred it grated or finely minced. All of that said, the stir fry tasted good. The flavor was mild and the colors pretty. I would make it again subbing zucchini for the winter squashes . How the heck do you make peeling an acorn squash easier? LOL I served this over rice. Good luck in the contest!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Parboil squash, or cut in half, remove seeds and microwave for about 3 minutes depending on size, cube and set aside.
  2. Generously spray a non stick wok or deep fry pan. Heat wok and add chicken strips; brown on all sides, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle chicken with paprika.
  3. Lower heat and add onions and garlic, stir fry about 5 minutes, until onion is soft, being careful not to burn garlic.
  4. Add sweet and hot peppers and ginger sticks; stir fry about 3 minutes.
  5. Add squash cubes, stir fry 2 minutes.
  6. Add tomato , stir fry just until heated through, 1 minute.
  7. Sprinkle salt and pepper over all.
  8. Make a slurry out of the chicken stock and cornstarch; add to chicken and vegetables; stir fry until liquid is thickened about 4 minutes.
  9. Nice served over brown rice.

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