Aching muscles after a workout? Skip the medicine cabinet and opt for ginger. This natural remedy is a potent anti-inflammatory root that can decrease swelling and prevent joint stiffness. It has also been shown to aid with weight loss, as it enables you to feel fuller, longer.
Try this ginger chicken stir fry receipe
2 tbsp oil (divided)
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into ½-inch pieces
2 tbsp fresh minced ginger
1 fresh Serrano chile, seeded and sliced into strips
1 medium onion, halved lengthwise and sliced into strips
1 small red bell pepper, seeded and julienned
1 small green bell pepper, seeded and julienned
1 small yellow bell pepper, seeded and julienned
¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tbsp water
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp sugar
Wok or large skillet
Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in a wok or large skillet placed over medium-high heat. Add chicken and stir fry until almost cooked through. Remove chicken to a plate; cover to keep warm.
Heat remaining oil in wok. Add ginger, chile, onion and bell peppers; stir-fry five minutes or until peppers are crisp-tender. Return chicken to wok.
Mix soy sauce, water, corn starch, and sugar together in a small bowl. Pour sauce into wok and cook until sauce is thick and bubbly, about two minutes. Serve over rice.