Refreshing Ginger Chicken With Spinach & Mushrooms

"This Thai-inspired dish features two of my favorite ingredients: fish sauce and ginger. If you are salt "intolerant," then decrease the amount of each sauce ingredient to two tablespoons instead of three. I'm not a fan of saltiness myself, but I tend to like salty Thai food (like Thai Basil Chicken, which this dish resembles)."
photo by Karen Elizabeth photo by Karen Elizabeth
photo by Karen Elizabeth
photo by teresas photo by teresas
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  • In a small bowl, combine first three ingredients and set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a wok until hot. Add the garlic and chicken, and stir-fry for 3 minutes or until chicken begins to change color.
  • Add the reserved sauce and cook until it beings to simmer, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the mushrooms, ginger, brown sugar, and habanero pepper. Simmer for 6 minutes. Mix in spinach, then simmer for 2 more minutes or until spinach is wilted.
  • Serve over brown rice, and top with green onions, carrot, and cilantro.

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  1. mersaydees
    "Refreshing" is a very good word for this dish. Made as directed. Mine ended up with a lot of liquid that I was tempted to thicken with cornstarch but I resisted the temptation. The liquid was fine as is on a bed of rice. I could eat this everyday! Thanks, rpgaymer! Made for Please Review My Recipe tag game.
  2. Karen Elizabeth
    Very much enjoyed this. Dont much care for brown rice so served it with white, and didnt realise I was out of carrots, but otherwise as recipe. I adore Thai food and love the smell and taste of fish sauce, so no problems there! Great dish, full of flavour, and so easy on the tummy, will definitely be enjoying this again, thank you!! made for PRMR tag game.
  3. teresas
    Loved this dish...althou didn't care for the smell that the fish sauce created...I've used fish sauce it must have been the amount...anyway it tasted delicious...I cut the recipe in half and wished I would have used the whole habanero because we didn't feel the heat...I served it over white rice...thanks for posting it...=)
  4. ellie_
    This is wonderful - I did skip the cilantro and habanero pepper but otherwise made as directed for a wonderful and healthy dinner! Thanks for sharing!


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