EatSmarter exclusive recipe

Chicken Stew

with Scallions and Ginger

Recipe development: EAT SMARTER
Chicken Stew

Chicken Stew - A refined indulgence with Asian flavors - low in calories and easy to prepare

20 min.
40 min.
Ready in
very easy


for 4 servings
1 piece
fresh Ginger root (about 20 grams)
1 teaspoon
2 tablespoons
light Soy sauce
1 teaspoon
11 ounces
¾ cup
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Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Peeler, 1 Fine grater, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Bowl, 1 Large knife, 1 large Skillet (with lid, or wok), 1 Measuring cups, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Small knife, 1 Paper towel

Preparation steps

Step 1/7
Chicken Stew preparation step 1

Peel ginger root and finely grate. Peel the garlic and finely chop.

Step 2/7
Chicken Stew preparation step 2

Rinse 1 lime in hot water, wipe dry and finely grate about 1 teaspoon of the peel. Cut both limes in half and squeeze juice.

Step 3/7
Chicken Stew preparation step 3

For the marinade, mix cornstarch in a bowl with 5 tablespoons of lime juice until smooth. Mix in ginger, garlic, grated lime zest, soy sauce and 3/4 teaspoon sambal oelek.

Step 4/7
Chicken Stew preparation step 4

Rinse chicken breasts, pat dry with paper towels and cut into 2 cm (approximately 3/4 inch) cubes. Add to marinade, mix, cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

Step 5/7
Chicken Stew preparation step 5

Heat a deep skillet or wok. Add chicken pieces with the marinade. Pour in broth, cover and cook on low heat for about 10 minutes, turning occasionally.

Step 6/7
Chicken Stew preparation step 6

Meanwhile, trim scallions, rinse and cut into very thin rings.

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Chicken Stew preparation step 7

Season chicken stew with a little salt and the remaining sambal oelek to taste. Adjust seasonings with lime juice. Fold in scallions and serve immediately.

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