my second favorite genre of food is Chinese food. the other day, i got a craving for cold ginger chicken - a dish that i've found, many people don't like. mainly because it is served cold.
i like it because its kind of refreshing, and really tasty. something about that cold ginger chicken sauce mixed with some hot rice is really, really good.
i figured...... it can't possibly be that hard to make.... right?
- grab 4 chicken breasts (you can also use 1 whole, cleaned chicken) and boil them until cooked through.
- chill the chicken in the fridge!
MEANWHILE...... take the following ingredients.....
- about 2 stalks of green onion (enough to make 1 cup)
- 6 cloves of garlic
- 2 big ol' knobs of ginger (enough to make 1 cup)
destroy them in a food processor. you CAN mince them up by hand with a knife and chopping board.... but this is much faster and easier. if you don't have a food processor, i suggest you get one b/c it will only make your life easier.
place this mixture on the side for now........
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil (you can also use peanut oil if you like)
- 3 Tablespoons of sesame seed oil
now.... you must be wondering, what is that in the picture? while i was doing other things with my hands, i wanted to make sure all the oil dripped off of the measuring cups. i didn't want to stand there and hold them, so i grabbed this little contraption to do that work for me.....
- heat the oil on the stove over medium. after it gets hot, but not too hot.....
- take the ginger, green onion, and garlic mixture and mix it into the oil.
- add 1 Tablespoon of salt to the mix.... or less, depending on your preference. taste as you go!
also, a tip ::: TEST THE OIL FIRST! if you drop a little in there, and it sizzles, the oil is too hot!!! you want the oil only hot enough to draw out the flavors of the ginger/green onion/garlic...... let this cool for about a half hour.
This dish was way more simple than i thought! Try it yourself :)