Mongolian Chicken

overhead shot of mongolian chicken over a bed of rice

This easy Mongolian Chicken is ready in only 30 minutes, so skip the take-out and enjoy this delicious crispy chicken with a sweet and savory sauce right at home. Quick, simple, utterly delicious and every bite is packed with tons of flavor.

INGREDIENTS
Mongolian Sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth low sodium or no sodium added
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce low sodium
Mongolian Chicken
  • 1 lb breast boneless and skinless, chicken thighs can be used as well
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp ginger minced
  • 6 red chilies dried
  • 3 green onions sliced
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil for frying

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Make sauce: Whisk all the sauce ingredients together in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • Prepare the chicken: Toss the chicken with the cornstarch, ensuring each chicken pieces is covered in cornstarch.
  • Fry the chicken: Heat the vegetable oil in a pan or wok. Fry the chicken pieces in batches until they are completely cooked through and slightly brown and crispy.
  • Finish the dish: Drain the oil from the wok leaving 1 tbsp in the wok, if necessary. Add garlic, ginger, red chiles to the wok and saute for 30 seconds. Add in the prepared sauce and bring to a simmer, stirring constantly until the brown sugar has dissolved completely. If you find the sauce is too thick add a bit more chicken broth or water. Add in the chicken and green onions then toss everything together for 15 seconds. 
  • Serve over rice or noodles.

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