Easy Mongolian Chicken Recipe - Boneless skinless Chicken Breast is coated in Cornstarch, Salt, and Pepper and fried in hot oil until crispy. It is tossed in a smooth and silky Mongolian Sauce.
The Mongolian Sauce is made using Chicken Broth, Brown Sugar, Soy Sauce, and Cornstarch.
Mongolian Chicken is the best Chicken recipe if you are looking for some Asian dinner ideas with chicken.
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After Mongolian Beef, if there is any recipe that has left me bewildered and wanting for more, it is this Chinese Mongolian Chicken recipe.
Packed with the goodness of sauces Mongolian Chicken is a true winner in every sense.
Best served with rice, Chicken Mongolian is one of the easy Weeknight Meals that you should make at least once a week.
Trust me, this Chinese Mongolian Chicken is so easy that you don't need any fancy ingredient to make this. In fact, you don't even need to visit any fancy restaurant to have Mongolian Chicken.
Mongolian Chicken is an Easy Chicken Breast Recipe for Dinner
If you are looking for an easy Family-friendly Chicken Dinner Recipe, then I would suggest you make Mongolian Chicken. This recipe is a sure winner that is sure to please the family. The ginger and garlic sauce with the punch of dried red chilies and the sweetness of brown sugar provides a brilliant taste combination for your taste buds.
The dark gravy with a sweetish touch and spicy kick is sure to make the family happy. If you are looking for Chinese dinner ideas with Chicken then this Chinese Mongolian Chicken is definitely the one that you should choose.
Easy and Fast Chicken Dinner that needs very Few Ingredients:
The best part about Mongolian chicken is that it requires very few ingredients. Similar Chicken Dinner recipe for the family that requires few ingredients are - Chinese Chilli Chicken - (Brilliant combination of flavors), Lemon Parmesan Chicken Alfredo - (Creamy & Comforting), Honey Garlic Baked Chicken Wings - (Lipsmackingly GOOD), Firecracker Chicken Meatballs (Perfect for Game Night), Coca-Cola Chicken (You'll Love the Zingy, refreshing taste of Coca-Cola) and etc.
What is Chinese Mongolian Chicken?
Whether you call it Mongolian Chicken or Chinese Mongolian Chicken, this chicken recipe is a true winner.
What is Mongolian Chicken made of?
Mongolian Chicken is made of crispy fried chicken breasts coated in a smooth, silky sweet, and slightly spicy Mongolian Sauce.
It is generally served with warm rice. The base of the gravy is made using chopped Ginger, minced Garlic, and Dried Red Chilies.
So, there is that earthiness of Ginger, there is that kick of Garlic and finally, there is that spicy punch of Dried red chilies.
If you are wondering How to make Chinese Mongolian chicken? Then let me give you a quick summary of "How to cook Mongolian chicken?":
Basically, all we have to Fry our Chicken. Then Make the Base of the Gravy. Lastly, make the Mongolian Sauce.
Finally pour our Mongolian Sauce and our Fried Chicken. And that's it! Wasn't that the best explanation for your Question - "How Do you Make Mongolian Chicken?"
Is there any difference between Mongolian Chicken and Szechuan Chicken?
Yup. Szechuan Chicken is spicier as compared to Mongolian Chicken. In my experience, Mongolian Chicken has a sweetish gravy whereas Szechuan Chicken has a spicy, tangy, and saucy gravy.
Szechuan Chicken is often made using Szechuan Sauce. You can either purchase the Sauce or you can make it at home. But, while making Mongolian Chicken, there is no such use of Szechuan Chicken.
Mongolian Chicken Recipe Ingredients:
Wondering What's in Mongolian Chicken? Well, besides the obvious - Chicken, there is this amazing Mongolian Sauce.
How To Make Mongolian Sauce?
Wondering What's in Mongolian Sauce? Well, it's very easy, you'll need these four ingredients to make the sauce.
For the Mongolian Sauce:
- Chicken Broth
- Brown Sugar
- Soy Sauce
- Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts - cut into small bite-sized chunks.
- Salt & Pepper
- Oil - to fry chicken
FOR THE BASE OF THE GRAVY:
- Dried Red Chilies
So, if you are thinking What is Mongolian Chicken Made of? Then these are your ingredients. Pretty Basic right?
How Do You Make Mongolian Chicken?
Once you know the Ingredients for Mongolian Chicken, I am sure you are thinking How to Make Chicken Mongolian? Well, the recipe for Mongolian Chicken couldn't get easier.
So, to make things even easier for you, I have divided the entire Mongolian Chicken Recipe into just 3-easy Steps.
- Make the Mongolian Sauce: The first step of the recipe is to make Mongolian Sauce. This sauce is prepared with Chicken Broth, Brown Sugar, Cornstarch, and Soy Sauce. Stir well and your sauce is ready.
- Fry Chicken: I have used Boneless Skinless Chicken breasts to make Mongolian Chicken. Just coat chicken with Cornstarch, Salt, and Pepper. In a pan heat some canola oil and as the oil gets hot fry chicken until crispy on both sides. Take it out on a paper towel.
- Make the Gravy: Finally, in the same pan, add some more oil and add chopped Ginger, minced Garlic, and Dried Red Chilies. Saute this for about 30-seconds until the garlic gets aromatic. And, now, just pour your sauce. Simmer this for 20-seconds until it becomes light and smooth. Add your chicken and toss well. Serve hot with warm rice.
Now I am sure you know How to Cook Mongolian Chicken. Tell me, didn't this sound like something that you can make right away? Isn't this the easiest Chicken Dinner Recipe that you can make for dinner?
Other Chicken Recipes you can try:
- Spinach & Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Bites - Spinach and Mozzarella make a great pair.
- Creamy Cajun Chicken Fettucine Alfredo - Creamy and Comforting Chicken breast recipe
- Cheesy Pizza Stuffed Chicken Roll-Ups - The Saucy Texture of pizza in Chicken
- Sweet and Spicy Honey Sriracha Chicken - The spice of Sriracha and the sweetness of Honey
- Honey Mustard Chicken Stir Fry - Chinese Chicken Dinners couldn't get any better.
- Broccoli Stuffed Chicken Breast with Cream Cheese - When Healthy Food meets comforting food.
- Crispiest Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan - Crispy, comforting and so amazing.
- Air Fryer Southern Fried Chicken - The Classics that never get out of fashion.
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Mongolian Chicken Recipe
- 1¼ Pound Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts cut into bite-size chunks
- 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
- 3 Tablespoons Canola Oil DIVIDED
- Salt and Pepper As Per Taste
FOR MONGOLIAN SAUCE
- 1 Cup Low Sodium Chicken broth
- ¼ Cup Dark Brown Sugar
- 2 Teaspoon Cornstarch
- ¼ Cup Soy Sauce Low Sodium
- ⅓ Cup Water
- 5 Cloves Garlic minced
- 1 inch Ginger chopped
- 3 Large Dried Red Chilies you can also use red chili flakes (about 2 tablespoons)
- Green Onions chopped (FOR GARNISH)
COAT AND COOK CHICKEN
- COAT CHICKEN: Place Chicken, Cornstarch, Salt, and pepper in a resealable plastic bag. Shake vigorously so that the chicken gets evenly coated.
- COOK CHICKEN: Heat Oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. As the oil gets hot add chicken in multiple batches. Cook them over medium high heat until both sides gets crispy, golden brown and thoroughly cooked. Since they have been cut into small bite-size chunks so they won't take much time to cook. At least 3-4 minutes per side is more than enough.Once cooked, remove from pan and place them on a plate lined with paper towel.
MAKE MONGOLIAN SAUCE
- MAKE MONGOLIAN SAUCE: In a measuring cup combine Chicken Broth, Brown Sugar, Cornstarch, and Soy Sauce. Stir well so that there are no lumps.
- MAKE MONGOLIAN SAUCE BASE: In the same pan where you fried your chicken, add some more oil. As the oil gets hot, add chopped Ginger, minced Garlic, and Dried Red Chilies. Allow the garlic to get aromatic. Saute this over medium-low heat for 30-seconds. Now pour in the Mongolian Sauce that you prepared. Stir well. The sauce shouldn't be too thick. Add water and let it come to a quick boil for 30-seconds.Add Chicken and stir well to combine.
- GARNISH & SERVE: Garnish with Freshly Chopped Green Onions and Dried Red Chilies. Serve with warm rice.
- You can replace Canola Oil with Sesame Oil or Toasted Sesame Oil.