Don’t want to order takeout this week? Looking for an affordable and easy alternative? This ginger garlic chicken is the way to go. Savory garlic, aromatic ginger and sweet soy sauce make this recipe a winner for dinner! Pair this Asian-inspired dish with garlic rice for a wonderful complete meal that your family will love.
Make this ginger garlic chicken recipe right in your slow cooker to cook and serve or combine all of the ingredients in a large zip-lock bag and store in the freezer for two to three weeks. Only 5 minutes of simple prep makes this the perfect meal if you are on the run or have a busy week. Once you have bagged everything up, there is nothing else to add after freezing. Prep, freeze and then cook whenever you’re ready!
3 pounds chicken drumsticks
Pepper to taste
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons minced ginger
¼ cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons sugar
Season chicken drumsticks with pepper to taste. Place in a gallon zip-lock bag. Add cornstarch to bag and shake until chicken is covered.
Add the remaining ingredients. Close the bag, removing as much air as possible.
Give the bag a gentle shake to mix everything together. Store in the freezer for up to two to three weeks.
Remove from freezer the night before cooking. Place the bag in a large bowl or plate, and set in the refrigerator to thaw overnight.
When all the ingredients have completely thawed, empty the bag into a 6-quart slow cooker. Make sure to get everything out, using a spoon or spatula if needed to scrape the bag.
Cook on high for 4 hours, or on low for 8 hours.
Serve with garlic rice.