Vietnamese Ginger Chicken (Ga Kho)
24 mins (prep 10, cooking 14)
9 ingredients
4 servings
This is a basic Vietnamese dish that can be made with any type of meat and most seafood, the variation comes in pairing the protein with the herb or spice. For example, chicken or fish is paired with ginger, shrimp or pork is paired with green onions, and beef with garlic. It is often served with steamed rice, and a couple of other dishes and a soup for family dinners. All dishes are served at the same time. However, soup is usually the last dish you eat, to "wash down" your meal.

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  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken, any part, chopped into about 2-inch pieces, i prefer thighs bone in and skin, i chop each thigh into
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger (peeled and coarsely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon scallion (green part only, chopped into 1/4-inch pices) (optional)


Serving Size (187.85 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 276.53 Calories from Fat 124.29
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13.81g 84.96%
Saturated Fat 3.92g 78.48%
Trans Fat 0.11g %
Cholesterol 146.29mg 195.05%
Sodium 538.28mg 89.71%
Total Carbohydrate 8.33g 11.11%
Dietary Fiber 0.25 g 4.03%
Sugars 7.67 g %
Protein 30.08g 240.62%
Vitamin A 40.9IU% Vitamin C 0.72mg%
Calcium 18.06mg% Iron 1.56mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh ginger