Ginger Chicken with Water Chestnuts and Radish

Ginger Chicken With Water Chestnuts And Radish

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Pam Taylor-MacKenzie


We enjoy having this dish on a hot summer day.


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30 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 2
    egg whites
  • 700 g
    chicken breast fillet, thinly slices crossways
  • 2 1/2
    inch piece of ginger...half very finely sliced, half cut into thin matchsticks
  • 1/4 c
    white sugar
  • 2 tsp
  • 1/3 c
    shaoxing wine (chinese rice wine) or dry sherry
  • 1/3 c
    light soy sauce
  • 1/4 c
    chicken stock
  • 1 tsp
    sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    peanut oil
  • 2
    cloves of garlic, sliced
  • 300 g
    snow peas
  • 4-5
    red radishes, thinly sliced
  • 227 g
    can water chestnuts, drined, finely sliced
  • 1 c
    uncooked rice. steamed to make 3 cups steamed rice, to serve

How to Make Ginger Chicken with Water Chestnuts and Radish


  1. Using a fork, lightly beat eggwhites and a pinch of salt in a large bowl. Add chicken and stir to coat. Chill for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat sliced ginger, sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small pan on high. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer for 10 minutes, until syrup is thick and ginger is tender. Remove from heat.
  3. heat 4 cups water in a pan on high heat. Bring to a boil. Drain chicken. Add to boiling water. Cook, stirring once, for 1 minute, until white. Drain immediately. Pat dry with a paper towel.
  4. Combine cornflower, rice wine, soy sauce, stock, sesame oil and 1 teaspoon water in a small bowl.
  5. Heat peanut oil in a wok on medium. Stir-fry garlic and ginger matchsticks for 30 seconds, until fragrant. Add snow peas and stir-fry for 1 minute., until bright green. Add chicken and sir-fry for 30 seconds, until heated through. Remove from heat.
  6. Pour onto a serving dish and scatter radish, chestnut and candied ginger over chicken mixture. Serve with the steamed rice.

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About Ginger Chicken with Water Chestnuts and Radish

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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