This time, I chose Chinese cabbage to serve with the chicken. Cut the core part of the Chinese cabbage into thick matchsticks if you can. But you can cut into your desired shape and size.
Put the Chinese cabbage into a heat resistant dish. Cover with cling film and microwave for 4 minutes at 600 W until slightly wilted.
Drain the Chinese cabbage in a colander.
Grate, chop or julienne the ginger, and combine with the seasonings. Marinate the meat with this ginger sauce.
Cover with cling film. If you have time, you can let it sit for a while to get the flavors of the seasonings to settle into the meat. Or you can microwave it straight away.
Microwave for 6 minutes at 600 W. Check the chicken by looking at it from the bottom of the dish, or poke with your finger to see if it's done. If it's not, microwave it again, 30 seconds at a time.
The cling film might tear a little. Sometimes, it gets burnt a little as well. Remove from the microwave, and leave it to rest for about 15 minutes.
By letting the meat sit for a while, you can keep the moisture on the inside to make it juicy. Thinly slice the chicken.
The marinade sauce left in the dish is going to be the sauce to pour over the meat and vegetables.
This is how I served the chicken before I pour over the sauce. You can use any vegetables you like instead of Chinese cabbage to serve with the chicken It also goes well with raw vegetables.
You can serve it with the sauce like this. The sauce is quite sweet. Adjust it to your liking. It tastes even better if you add grated garlic with the ginger.
Story Behind this Recipe
I love chicken breast as it's healthy and high in protein.
I try to make various dishes using chicken breast so that my family won't get too bored with it.
My family loves pan fried ginger sauce dishes and this recipe has been given their approval.
It's not exactly ginger pork, but it's quite similar.
The size of the chicken breast varies, so watch carefully when you start cooking in the microwave. The cooking time in the microwave varies depending on the temperature of the meat.
300 g is a large portion of breast meat.
The key is to let it sit for a while after microwaving to make it juicy.