Japanese-ginger chicken



5 min


4 servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 15 minutes


  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup bottled Japanese-flavoured salad dressing , such as miso vinaigrette
  • 2 tsp freshly grated ginger , or bottled minced ginger


  • Heat oil in a large frying pan set over medium heat until hot. Immediately add chicken. Cook until lightly browned on both sides, from 2 to 3 minutes per side. Shake bottle of dressing well, then add 1/2 cup (125 mL) to pan along with ginger. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer, turning chicken once, until it feels springy when pressed, from 10 to 12 minutes. Great with broccoli.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 261,
  • Protein
  • 30.8 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.7 g,
  • Fat
  • 13.1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 415 mg.

The fresh tastes of Japanese foods are easy to recreate with bottled Japanese dressings. Look for them in the salad dressing or sauce section of your supermarket.

We tested this recipe with a variety of Japanese salad dressings and they all worked well.