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. 

eliz1234's Review

May 08, 2012

MarianneRec's Review

December 25, 2010
Easy and so good. Could eat over and over again

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.

Pleahy's Review

October 26, 2010
YUM! I will absolutely make this again. I used apricot jam instead of the ginger and loved it. It was simple, quick and easy and will make a great leftover lunch tomorrow.

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!

michellefries's Review

November 20, 2010
This was an absolute hit with my 5 yr old daughter who helped me prepare our meal. We used apricot-pineapple preserves because I thought the taste would be more pleasing for my daughter--she LOVED it! (If was was making for adults only, I would add some heat.) Served with basmati rice which was great with the sauce, and steamed brussel sprouts. We will definitley make again, my daughter has decided it will be served the next time grandma and grandpa are over :)

BridgetteG's Review

October 24, 2010
This was super fast and easy! It tastes better than anything I've ever brought home from Chinese take out and it was WAY healthier! I still have half a bottle of ginger preserves leftover so I'll definitely be making this again!

valthepal6's Review

November 07, 2010
Delicious and SUPER easy! When you are having the craving for Chinese food, it fits the bill and has got to be healthier, not to mention cheaper! I will definitely be making this again and keeping ginger preserves on hand! Even my teenage daughter who turns her nose up at chicken thighs loved it!

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!