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Stir-Fried Chicken with Zucchini (雞片炒翠玉瓜)

Stir-Fried Chicken with Zucchini (雞片炒翠玉瓜)

This dish combines tender slices of chicken with fresh, crisp zucchini in a light and flavorful stir-fry sauce. It's a healthy, quick, and delicious meal that's perfect for a weeknight dinner.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese


  • 300 g chicken breast thinly sliced
  • 2 medium zucchinis sliced into half-moons
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch dissolved in 2 tablespoons water optional, for thickening
  • Green onions and sesame seeds for garnish


Marinate the Chicken:

  • In a bowl, combine the sliced chicken with 1 tablespoon soy sauce, a pinch of salt and pepper, and 1 teaspoon cornstarch. Mix well and let it marinate for at least 15 minutes.

Prepare the Vegetables:

  • Wash the zucchini and slice it into thin half-moons.

Cook the Chicken:

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  • Add the marinated chicken and stir-fry until it's nearly cooked through and slightly golden. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.

Stir-Fry Zucchini:

  • In the same pan, add another tablespoon of oil.
  • Add the minced garlic and ginger, and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add the zucchini slices and stir-fry for about 3-4 minutes until just tender but still crisp.

Combine and Finish:

  • Return the chicken to the pan with the zucchini.
  • Add the remaining tablespoon of soy sauce, oyster sauce, and sesame oil. Stir well to combine all ingredients.
  • If a thicker sauce is desired, add the cornstarch mixture and stir until the sauce thickens slightly.

Garnish and Serve:

  • Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if necessary.
  • Garnish with chopped green onions and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice or noodles.

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