Drunken Ginger Chicken by Mannix

My dear friend Mannix, came over today and I told him how frustrated I was because I haven’t been blogging for quite sometime now and he said… “ok, my turn to cook for you. I’ll make my Drunken Ginger Chicken”.  I was psyched! We hopped into my car, did several errands for our respective businesses,  ended up in the supermarket and we got to “play” in my kitchen. I was a happy camper! He did all the work and I just watched. Thanks MX!

This dish was so simple to make, but the outcome….. sarrrap! (delicious)

Here’s what you will need:

1 Whole Chicken, cut into bite sized pieces.

Chinese Cooking Wine
Ginger, washed, cut into thin rounds and julienned. (Thin strips)
Sesame oil and Canola oil (or vegetable oil)
Dark soy ( I used a local brand, Silver Swan) and Kikkoman Soy Sauce
The chef for the night, Mannix 😀
Heat the canola oil in a heavy bottomed pot. Add the ginger and saute for about 1 minute. Add sesame oil and cook for another 30 seconds. Add chicken pieces and cook over high heat for about 5-7 minutes Make sure you stir a few times. Add soy sauces, chinese cooking wine and water. Bring to a boil and lower heat and simmer for about 45 minutes to an hour until sauce is thick and syrupy. Serve with steamed rice.
Let it bubble and boil and lower the heat and allow to simmer. Almost there. 😛
Out of the pan at last! The sauce is thick and the meat, juicy and flavorful! Deeelish!
The ginger strips soften and they taste so good. The sauce is fab on top of hot white rice. Nom!
Finito! 😀

Hope you guys make this at home. This i would say is kinda like the Chinese version of our chicken adobo. I think this would be delish with pork as well. Enjoy! 😀


1 whole     chicken, cut into bite sized pieces

70 grams   ginger, washed well and juliened

4 Tbsps      canola oil or vegetable oil

1 Tbsp        sesame oil

1/3 cup       kikkoman soy sauce

3 Tbsps      dark soy sauce

1 3/4 cups  chinese wine

1/2 cup        water

to taste         pepper

to taste         salt (add after you simmer chicken and adjust to your liking)

“Food nourishes the body as God’s Word nourishes the soul”


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