Aunt Hazels Chicken, Ginger and Garlic with Wild Rice & Vegetables

I could not prepare a recipe on our blog without choosing my Mum’s Aunt Hazel’s Chicken, Ginger and Garlic recipe as the first one. This has been a family favourite for many years, andย  I always remember my Mum cooking this on a Saturday night when my Dad and I got home from football – I used to love dipping French Stick into the sauce. What can I say, I was greedy then. I am greedy now.

Ingredients wise you will need the following:

  • 500g Chicken Breast
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • A large piece of Ginger
  • 50ml Olive Oil or Flavour Free Coconut Oil
  • 40ml White Wine Vinegar
  • 50ml Dark Soy Sauce
  • Red Chilli (Optional)
  • Wild Rice (or plain Basmati whatever your preference)
  • A choice of veg but I like Mange Tout, Sugar Snap Peas or French Beans.

Getting Down To Business

  • Preheat your oven – 200C/180C Fan/Gas Mark 6
  • Boil some water in a pan ready for your rice to cook (or if you’re looking to cook this mid-week then use 2-minute microwave rice for convenience)
  • Peel the Garlic and Ginger and grate both finely making sure you collect any juices from doing so.

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  • Chop a Red Chilli (up to you if you want to add seeds, if you like spicy food then go for it!)
  • Cut Chicken into relatively large pieces, for guidance I would say cutting a breast into 3 parts – you don’t want to cut it too small otherwise it can become dry. If you overcook it. Nobody likes dry chicken, only dry weather in the summer.

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  • Add the oil to a large Wok or Frying Pan putting it on medium heat. Firstly add the Ginger and Garlic – fry for a few minutes but make sure the oil isn’t too hot as you don’t want to burn the garlic or ginger (I have done this many times!)
  • Next, add the Chicken pieces to the pan.ย As the chicken cooks, turn it occasionally, so it browns evenly. If the poultry browns too quickly, reduce the heat to medium-low.

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  • Now add the Soy Sauce to the pan ensuring the chicken is thoroughly coated.
  • Next, add the White Wine Vinegar and give it a good stir. Cook for a further few minutes.

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  • Once you’re happy andย all the chicken has browned off, transfer all the ingredients into a baking dish and cover with foil and place in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Your pan of water should be boiling and ready for you to add your wild rice, this should also take 20 minutes.
  • Have a drink, dance and sing your favourite song while you wait. Ensure your partner has completed his Jobs, Tasks and Chores for the day.
  • 10 minutes before serving, boil your vegetables ready to serve with your Chicken and Rice.

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5 Comments

  1. Hannah
    January 14, 2018 / 9:55 pm

    Love the second to last point! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Will definitely be trying this recipe ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

  2. Natalie
    January 14, 2018 / 10:17 pm

    I am so pleased for you both, and really loved reading about the two of you gorgeous men! So lovely getting to know you even more.

    Looking forward to lots more blog posts and delicious looking recipes!!!

    Lol Natalie ๐Ÿ˜Šxxx

  3. Lucy
    January 15, 2018 / 8:24 am

    This looked delicious when I saw it on your Instagram stories! Will definitely be trying this one out x

  4. Jade
    February 2, 2018 / 8:39 am

    Trying this one tonight, cheers guys ๐Ÿ˜˜ x

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