Shiitake Ginger Chicken
April 18, 2016
Earthy & creamy is the best way to describe this delectable meal. You can prepare everything in advance, cover & refrigerate, then cook it up in no time at all. In my house there's never any leftovers... what does that tell you?!
Serves: 2 to 3
Cooked Jasmine Rice for serving - 1 cup per person (see recipe in Rice & Grains category)
1 - 13.5 oz can unsweetened coconut milk
Fresh ground black pepper, 10 pepper mill turns
1 Tblsp House of Tsang Stir-fry Oil (may need extra for cooking chicken)
36 fresh snow peas, tips & strings removed
2 tsp coarsely grated fresh ginger, peeled (see Ginger, How To Peel in the Herbs, Spices & Seasonings category)
8 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms, stems removed & sliced thick
3/4 cup frozen shelled edamame, defrosted (see Tip# 1)
3/4 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts or chicken tenderloins, cut into large bite-sized pieces
1 In a 1.5 quart glass bowl; whisk together the coconut milk, cornstarch, salt & pepper till well combined & smooth.
2 In a wok or large skillet; heat the oil on med-high heat about 2 - 3 minutes.
3 Add snow peas & ginger, stir-fry for 1 minute.
4 Add shiitakes & edamame, stir-fry 2 minutes. Remove wok contents to a bowl & set aside.
5 Add chicken to wok & a little oil, if necessary. Stir-fry about 3 minutes till cooked through.
6 Move the chicken to the sides of wok, so there's a well in the center. Add coconut milk mixture & stir till thickened.
7 Return vegetable/mushroom mix to the wok. Add parsley, cook & stir everything together about 1 minute till heated through.
8 Serve over beds of rice, garnished with parsley.
Tips & Suggestions
1 Edamame is another name for whole soybeans. You can find this in the frozen vegetable area in most supermarkets.
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20 thoughts on “Shiitake Ginger Chicken”
Chicken is one of our favorite and we cook at least once a week. This Ginger chicken sounds great. This one sounds like a wholesome dish.
Oh it is Lathiya… it’s healthy & has an “earthy” taste due to the Shiitake mushrooms. I love it!
I love shiitake mushrooms so much! I cook them every week but never tried something like this. Looks like a protein-packed meal there Simone (which is what I like)! Will try this 🙂
Coming from you Nart, that’s quite a compliment! I do hope you try it & I’d love to hear your feedback 🙂
This ginger shiitake chicken with coconut milk looks healthy and delicious. I love it, I want to add it to my dinner rotation. Yumm
Thanks Sonila & I hope you & your famiiy enjoy it if you decide to try it!
I love chicken dishes with coconut milk and fresh ginger! This looks so good. On my to make list!
Glad to hear it Jacqui & thanks for you kind comment & for stopping by!
I love all the green in this recipe, it looks so healthy and so spring-like! (Maybe I have cabin fever???) The creaminess is the reason this is really appealing to me. I’ve got to try this!
Thanks Christy! I do hope you’ll try this & that you love it as much as we do!
I recently tricked my husband into eating mushrooms and realizing that fresh mushrooms are ten times better than canned so I definitely want to use mushrooms more often now!
Oh yes Raquel, there’s really no comparison between fresh & canned mushrooms. Glad you were able to trick your hubby into eating mushrooms!
It’s got coconut milk, it’s for sure delish.
I agree Liz! I use coconut milk often 🙂
What is not to love about this Shitake Ginger Chicken recipe. I love that you used coconut milk along with ginger for some great flavors. The green veggies make this so colorful.
Thanks so much for your kind words Jere, much appreciated!
I love anything with chicken and mushrooms – this is a different recipe with some bold asian flavors that I cannot wait to try.
Thanks for your comment Angela & I do hope you try this… it’s really delish (even if I do say so myself).
Mmm, looks full of vegetables and mushrooms, and with a savory coating for the rice. I like how you’ve added just a little cornstarch (we’d likely use arrowroot) and stir-fry oil, and not cover the other flavors.
Thanks for stopping by Beth & leaving some love. Oh yes, arrowroot will work great too as a thickening agent.