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Thai Chicken with Ginger SauceHave you ever cooked with fish sauce? Fish sauce is also called nam pia and is strong flavored and salty, so only a tiny amount is needed in this Thai Chicken with Ginger Sauce. Dried wood ear is another unusual ingredient in this Thai dish. Dried wood ear mushrooms are a type of mushroom commonly used in Asian cooking. You may be surprised by their small package but don’t let that fool you, when reconstituted they increase almost six times in size! Both fish sauce and dried wood ears can be found in most supermarkets or in Asian markets, they make this Thai Chicken with Ginger Sauce taste authentic!Thai Chicken with Ginger Sauce


Thai Chicken with Ginger Sauce




1 cup water

1 (1/2 oz) package dried wood ear mushrooms

1 cup homemade chicken broth

2 Tbsp soy sauce

1 Tbsp rice vinegar

! Tbsp cornstarch

1 tsp Asain fish sauce

2 tsp oil

1 ¼ pounds boneless chicken cut into 1 inch pieces

8 scallions, sliced

2 tsp minced peeled fresh ginger

1 garlci clove, chopped

½ pound sugar snap peas

¼ cup cilantro, chopped

2 cups cooked brown rice




Bring water to a boil. Add the dried wood ear, remove from heat and let stand for 20 minutes. Drain the mushrooms, coarsely shop and set aside.


Meanwhile whisk together the broth, soy sauce, vinegar, cornstarch and fish sauce in a small bowl, set aside.


Heat the oil over high heat in a wok or large nonstick pan, then add the chicken and sauté until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate.Thai Chicken with Ginger Sauce


Return the wok to the heat, add the scallions, ginger and garlic. Sauté about one minute, until the scallions have softened slightly. Add the mushrooms, chicken and snap peas and broth mixture. Bring to a boil stirring constantly. Reduce the heat and simmer until slightly thickened, about two minutes. Stir in the cilantro and serve with rice. Make about 4 servings.Thai Chicken with Ginger Sauce

12 comments on “Thai Chicken with Ginger Sauce

kristin mccarthy on March 13, 2017 2:26 pm

Awesome recipe- clean and packed with flavor!

Nancy Wolff on March 13, 2017 4:02 pm

It is a tasty one! 🙂

Amanda @ The Kolb Corner on March 14, 2017 3:14 pm

Looks like a tasty dinner idea! Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

Jess on March 14, 2017 10:24 pm

This sounds amazing! YUM! 🙂

I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Sue on March 15, 2017 10:22 am

I’m definitely trying this recipe. I love ginger. Thanks for sharing with us at #OvertheMoon Link Party. I’ve pinned and shared.

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome on March 15, 2017 2:44 pm

This sounds great – I love ginger! Oh my oh my oh my – I want this!! Had to pin this dish! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!

April J Harris on March 20, 2017 4:40 pm

I haven’t cooked with fish sauce, Nancy, nor had I heard of Wood Ear mushrooms! Your Thai Chicken with Ginger Sauce looks and sounds really delicious. Thank you for sharing it with us at Hearth and Soul. Featuring this post at the party this week.

Nancy Wolff on March 21, 2017 12:50 am

Fish sauce is fairly new to me too!

The Ninja Baker on March 20, 2017 10:54 pm

Looks terrific! I agree that fish sauce goes a long way =) Thank you for your keeper recipe. Ps. Stopping by from April’s Hearth and Soul Party.

Miz Helen on March 21, 2017 3:08 pm

We will really enjoy your Thai Chicken with Ginger Sauce! Hope you are having a fantastic week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
Miz Helen

Marla on March 23, 2017 1:51 pm

Hi Nancy,
This chicken recipe sounds delicious with the mushrooms & spices added. I love chicken & snap peas. Sharing on twitter & pinning. Congratulations on being featured on Healthy Living Link up. Have a healthy, happy & blessed day.

Nancy Wolff on March 23, 2017 3:13 pm

Thanks for stopping by, I’m thrilled to be featured!

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