Stir Fried Chicken with Ginger and Green Onion

Ben cooked this homey dish for dinner as we bought a lot of chicken legs which was on sale, something like $1.06 per pound.


  • 4 chicken legs cut into small pieces
  • 3 inches of ginger knob, cut into thin slices
  • 4 cloves of garlic, peeled, smashed lightly
  • a bunch of green onions, cut into 1 inch pieces, white and green parts separated
  • 2 teaspoons Shaoxing wine, divided
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce, divided
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce, divided
  • 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • white pepper to taste
  • a few drops of sesame oil
  • a dash of sugar

Marinate the chicken pieces with a tablespoon of oyster sauce, a tablespoon of light soy sauce and a teaspoon of Shaoxing wine for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

P/S: You can adjust the seasonings to your preference

This recipe is from Cooking Ah Pa.


Fry the ginger pieces in a large frying pan until the edges are lightly browned.


Add the green part of the green onion and garlic and cook for another 30 seconds or until fragrant.
Add the chicken pieces and cook until both sides of the chicken is lightly charred, stir frequently.
Season with the remaining oyster sauce, light soy sauce, dark soy sauce if you like more color to the dish, …
… Shaoxing wine, …
… and sugar.

Add some hot water and bring to a boil. Add half of the green onion (green part). Cover and cook on medium for about 15 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked. Switch off the heat.

Lastly, add the remaining green onion, a few dashes of white pepper and a few drops of sesame oil.

Served hot with steamed rice.

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