Photo: John Autry: Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Total Time
20 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 2 thighs, about 1/2 cup rice, and about 1 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

If you can't find ginger preserves, you can substitute 1/2 cup apricot preserves plus 2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger.

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare rice according to package directions. Drain; fluff rice with a fork. Gently stir in green onions.

Step 2

While rice cooks, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken; cook 5 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from pan; keep warm. Add preserves, soy sauce, and garlic to pan; bring to a boil. Cook sauce 2 minutes or until reduced to 1/3 cup, stirring occasionally. Return chicken to pan; turn to coat with sauce.

Ratings & Reviews

4 1/2 stars

March 08, 2017
Fantastic.  I ordered the ginger preserves from Amazon pantry.  I was a bit concerned it would be too gingery.  Both my husband and my kid thinks fresh ginger tastes like soap, so I use it sparingly.  But both loved this dish and we definitely plan to make it again.  For the rice, I steamed some Jasmine rice to 3 cups yield, then added about 1/4 cup of sliced scallions.  Great side especially with the sauce.  I'd serve this to guests in a NY minute.  So easy and quick to prepare. 

CindyHancock's Review

February 18, 2013
Delicious and super easy! I would cut the oil just a bit to avoid splatters (I used a nonstick pan.). Served with Brown rice and green beans sautéed with fresh ginger, garlic and a dash of soy sauce. Easy weeknight meal!

KFerland's Review

December 23, 2012
Good. I did use the apricot preserves and 1 tsp of ginger powder instead of the ginger preserves. Would also recommend a non-stick skillet or more oil. But, overall, very good. I will make again.

NancyFarinas's Review

September 26, 2012
One of my favorite go-to recipes for thighs (I only like thighs and drumsticks). And I am Asian!

phoebe1214's Review

June 19, 2012

jnepo2010's Review

May 17, 2012
Easy and delicious. Found the ginger preserves in the English/Irish section of my local Stop and Shop. Paired this with brown rice instead of jasmine, and sauteed napa cabbage. Will make often.

eliz1234's Review

May 08, 2012

Ellefrancelle's Review

April 29, 2012
Very delicious dish & super easy to make! We served it with the scallion rice and the romaine salad with the balsamic vinaigrette as suggested by another reviewer. A totally divine Asian dish!;) As good or better than the dishes they serve at the asian restaurants!;))

PhyllisNMaDan's Review

March 09, 2012
very good on pork too!!

colineben's Review

March 04, 2012