Small Recipes...Ginger Chicken with Linguine

 I devised this recipe to use up some languishing vegetables and some chicken tenders I had in the freezer.  My husband loved it, and so did I.  Chicken tenders are often on sale here, and they cook quickly too.  We like the ginger paste in a tube that I find in the salad section of the grocery; there isn’t really any waste.  John thought this could be on the menu a lot more often.                    

                    Ginger Chicken with Linguine for 2

     1/2         pound  Chicken Tenders -- Boneless, Skinless, cut in half diagonally
  1         tablespoon  Flour, All-purpose
  1         tablespoon  Butter
  1         tablespoon  Olive Oil
  2        tablespoons  Teriyaki Sauce
  1         tablespoon  Lemon Juice
     1/2   teaspoon  Sugar
     1/2   teaspoon  Garlic -- finely chopped
     1/2   teaspoon  Ginger Paste
     1/2   teaspoon  cook type clear jel or cornstarch
  2         ounces  Mushrooms -- sliced
     1/2   Red Pepper -- julienned
  1 1/2   ounces  Pea Pods or green peppers
    1/4    cup Sliced Water Chestnuts (optional)
  3         ounces  Linguine or Thin Spaghetti -- cooked as directed
Cook dry linguine according to package directions; drain.

Coat chicken with flour.  In 10" skillet or wok melt butter until sizzling; add chicken.  Cook over medium heat until chicken is lightly browned (4-5 minutes).  Turn chicken over; continue cooking until lightly browned (4-5 minutes more), adding vegetables after 3 minutes.

Combine and stir in teriyaki sauce, lemon juice, sugar, ginger and garlic and clear jel or cornstarch.  Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a full boil (3-4 minutes).

Cover; continue cooking 3 -4 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.   Stir in hot cooked drained linguine and serve.


  1. Looks good. I have a bunch of chicken tenders in our freezer right now too.

  2. Never heard of ginger paste, did you find it in regular grocery store? Yum yum is all I have to say, get ready tenders, your’re going in the pan tonight!

    1. I can buy it in both of our local chain grocery stores...look in the produce section where they have some specialty salad dressings, etc. "Gourmet Garden" is the brand I can buy here.

    2. I also buy tomato paste and garlic paste. Saves on leftovers I have to freeze or throw out. Just right for one or two servings

  3. I'm going to check out all the pastes you two mentioned. This dish is so colorful - looks very appetizing.

    1. Check on Amazon to see what they look like.


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