Chicken with Ginger and Wine
Collected from From Mothers to Mothers
500 grams of chicken breast
200 grams of julienned ginger
100 mL white rice wine
1 handful of daylily
1 handful of black fungus
50 grams of peanuts
3 tablespoons of sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon of salt
(optional garlic and sesame oil)
1. Soak dried daylily and black fungus overnight. Drain water and rinse clean.
2. Chop chicken breast into 1 cm thick slices.
3. In a large wok or pan, heat sesame oil over high heat. Add ginger slices and cook for 2 minutes until fragrant.
4. Add chicken and cook for 2 minutes until slightly browned. Add white rice wine (water if needed), and bring to boil. Cook for 5 minutes.
5. Add daylily and black fungus.
6. Leave it to simmer for about 50 minutes.
Contributor: Irene Lee
Nutritional value & potential benefits:
This is a popular H’Mong dish that will warm up your body and help with recovery, as it includes ingredients with several healing properties. Some are often used in Chinese medicine (denoted by *).
Chicken breast - is a lean, complete source of protein that helps repair muscle and tissues.
Ginger* - provides fiber for digestion and vitamin C for the immune system. It also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which can help relieve body pain (1).
White rice wine - is used for cooking and taste in this recipe, but it also includes many amino acids, vitamins and minerals.
Daylily* - is rich in fiber to promote digestion, and high in vitamin A. Vitamin A is important for the immune system, reproduction, vision, and the functioning of many organs (2, 3).
Black fungus* - is high in fiber for digestion, iron for blood cell function, and vitamin B2 (riboflavin) for organ function and antioxidation (4).
Peanuts - are a complete protein and provide calories for energy.
Sesame oil - is highin polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, which keeps cholesterol levels under control (5).
If calories are not a concern, chicken thigh may be used in place of breast meat for a richer-tasting stew.
The alcohol content in this dish is minimal, because it is cooked for a long time, which allows the alcohol to evaporate.
If the dish is too spicy, reduce the amount of ginger. According to traditional Chinese medicine, ginger may create a lot of heat inside one’s body.
In the case of allergies, skip the peanuts!