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Mongolian Chicken served over white rice in a bowl

Mongolian Chicken

5 from 1 vote
Created by Mariam E.
This Easy Mongolian Chicken recipe is fast, easy, and only takes 35 minutes to make! It's packed with flavor, sweet but spicy, and tastes just like what you’d get at takeout.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 2 large servings
large servings

Ingredients

For the sauce:

  • cup light soy sauce
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp sriracha sauce
  • ½ tsp red chili flakes

To fry chicken:

  • 1 lb chicken tenders cut into bite size
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • Oil to deep fry

To prepare Mongolian Chicken:

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ tsp ginger chopped
  • 4 whole red chili
  • 2 stalks green onion chopped
  • 1 cup cooked rice to serve (optional)

Instructions

  • In a small bowl combine the sauce ingredients and keep it aside.
  • In a separate bowl with chicken combine cornstarch, salt and pepper until well coated.
  • Deep fry the chicken until crispy and golden. Transfer the fried chicken to a paper towel and keep it aside.
  • Heat a medium pan with oil. Add in the garlic, ginger and red chili.
  • Add the chicken back to the pan, add the prepared sauce mixture and cook for 4-5 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  • Add the green onions and toss the chicken until the sauce is well coated.
  • Serve the Mongolian chicken on top of rice to enjoy.

Notes

  • Feel free to leave the whole red chilies and some of the chili flakes to make the chicken less spicy.
  • Be sure to use a heavy-bottomed pot to deep fry in as the temperature of the oil does get high. 
  • Be sure the temperature of the oil reaches at least 350F. If the chicken is added to the oil too early on, the chicken will be greasy as it absorbs a lot more oil.
  • I like using canola oil or vegetable oil to fry the chicken in. Both have high smoking points so they’re perfect for frying.

Nutrition

Calories: 601kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 56g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 3212mg | Potassium: 1104mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 369IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 3mg
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