Introduction: Ginger Chili Chicken Stir-Fry

Serves 4

Easy weeknight dinner when you're in a rush.  A bit of heat, but it can be adjusted by the number of chilis you use and the amount of heat.

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Step 1: Ingredients

8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (around 1 ½ lbs), each thigh cut into 4 chunks
1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
5 garlic cloves, finely chopped or minced
juice of one lime
¼ teaspoon sea salt

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 onion, very thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper cut into bit size chunks
3 chiles (I used Korean green chili, but use whatever one you like, keeping in mind the heat of the chili)
3 tablespoons fish sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
3 scallions, green and light green parts only, thinly sliced diagonally.

Step 2: Method

Combine chicken, ginger, garlic, lime juice and sea salt together.  Allow chicken to marinate for about 30 minutes, but up to overnight.

Heat oil in a heavy skillet or wok until very hot and then add chicken in two batches.  Stir-fry over high heat for about 5 minutes, or until chicken is golden all over.  Remove chicken from wok and repeat with second batch of chicken.

Step 3:

Add onions, chiles, and bell peppers to the pan and and stir fry for 2 minutes.  Return all the chicken to the wok with the fish sauce and sugar and toss everything together.  Reduce heat and continue to stir fry for 5 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.  Taste and add more fish sauce if desired.

Step 4: Serving Suggestions

Garnish with scallions and serve with wedges of lime.