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Stir-fried chicken and ginger

Australian Gourmet Traveller and Lau's Family Kitchen Chinese recipe for stir-fried chicken and ginger

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Stir-fried chicken and ginger


  • 35 gm potato flour, plus 1 tsp extra (see note) (¼ cup)
  • 420 gm organic chicken breast, thinly sliced across the grain
  • 2 tbsp peanut oil
  • 5 cm piece ginger, peeled and crushed with the side of a cleaver
  • 1 golden shallot, finely chopped
  • 100 gm sugar snap peas
  • 60 ml chicken stock (¼ cup)
  • 2 tsp Shaoxing wine
  • ½ tsp light soy sauce
  • Pinch white sugar


  • 1
    Combine potato flour and 1 cup water in a large bowl and stir to dissolve. Add chicken pieces and mix to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 10-15 minutes.
  • 2
    Blanch chicken pieces in boiling water for 30 seconds, then rinse to remove excess flour mixture. Drain on an absorbent paper-lined plate.
  • 3
    Heat oil in a wok over high heat, add ginger and shallot, then chicken and sugar snap peas and stir-fry for 1 minute, add chicken stock, then Shaoxing wine, soy sauce and sugar and stir-fry for 1 minute. Season to taste with sea salt.
  • 4
    Combine extra potato flour and 2 tbsp cold water and stir into wok, cook for 1 minute or until thickened. Serve immediately.


Note Potato flour is available from health food stores and Asian supermarkets. Recipe shown above with mushroom fried rice.