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Tasty 30-minute recipes

By Low Bee Yinn
7 July 2009 4:27 PM Updated 04 Nov 2015

Tasty 30-minute recipes

Love home-cooked food but can't afford to spend hours preparing a meal? has just the right solution for you. Here are three appetising and wholesome recipes that take only 30 minutes to make. Great for a fast after work meal.

Recipe: Chicken with ginger and scallions

This is a quick and easy 30-minute chicken recipe with readily available and everyday ingredients. The ginger infuses the chicken with its distinct flavour, while the scallions complete the dish with great taste and texture. The savoury sauce of this chicken dish goes extremely well with steamed white rice and hence makes it a complete meal for busy professionals and homemakers alike. Substitute chicken breast with three drumsticks if you prefer dark meat.

Serves 2

1 skinless chicken breast (deboned)
2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
3 stalks scallions (cut into 2-inch sections)
1 ½ inches young ginger (peeled and sliced)

1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 teaspoon light soy sauce
½ teaspoon sesame oil
½ teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon chicken stock granules (optional)
1 teaspoon Chinese "Shaoxing" wine
½ teaspoon corn starch
½ cup water
A dash of white pepper powder
Some dark soy sauce (for coloring)

1. Marinate the chicken strips with seasoning for 20 minutes. Set aside.

2. Heat up a wok, pour a little of cooking oil, add in garlic and ginger and stir fry until aromatic.

3.Add in the chicken strips and continue to stir fry until chicken strips start to cook.

4. Add in the scallions and stir for a few seconds.

5. Add in water and toss the wok a few times. Remove from heat and serve immediately.

More 30-minute recipes:
Recipe: Hokkien-style fried noodles
Recipe: Braised beancurd with mixed vegetables in clay pot

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