June 25, 2012   By Kelly Bejelly

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Ginger Chicken Recipe

Ginger is one of my favorite spices.  Not only can it be pungent but it also pairs amazingly well with sweets.   My mom used to make Ginger Chicken  for us once a week and after recreating the dish, I remember why I love it so much.   It’s an easy paleo chicken recipe using only 10 ingredients but it packs a punch of awesomeness.

The recipe creates a tasty gingery sauce that you will want to hoard  share and spoon upon  the chicken legs.  It’s amazing that so many of the Filipino recipes that I grew up eating are Paleo.   I hope that you enjoy it!

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Ginger Chicken Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 55 kcal
Author: Kelly Bejelly @ A Girl Worth Saving


  • 1.25 lbs chicken legs
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 1 piece fresh ginger roughly 1" wide x 2" tall x 1/2" thick, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper optional
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 2 tbsp red onion diced
  • 1 stalk green onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil


  1. Combine the coconut oil, chopped yellow onion and ginger in a skillet over medium heat and cook for 3 minutes.
  2. Place your chicken legs in the skillet and add your seasonings. Cover with a lid.
  3. Turn the heat to low and allow to cook covered for 35 - 40 minutes.
  4. The chicken legs will release water creating a gingery sauce. Throw in the red onion for the last 3 minutes.
  5. Optional:
  6. For more color on the chicken remove them from the skillet and broil for 3 - 5 minutes and return to the pan.
  7. Top with chopped green onion and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Ginger Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving (170 g)
Calories 55 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 389mg 16%
Potassium 34mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 0g 0%
Vitamin A 0.8%
Vitamin C 3.6%
Calcium 0.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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