Chicken recipes

Mongolian Chicken

This Mongolian hen is crispy slices of fowl breast stir-fried in a sweet and savory sauce. A restaurant favorite that tastes even higher when you make it at home!

Mongolian Chicken

Mongolian Chicken

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup + 2 teaspoons cornstarch divided use
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup green onions cut into 1-inch pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

    • Place the chicken and 1/4 cup cornstarch in a resealable plastic bag, shake to coat evenly.
    • Heat the vegetable oil in a large pan over high heat
    • Add the chicken to the pan in a single layer and season to taste with salt and pepper (keeping in mind the sauce has plenty of salt in it!).
    • Cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until browned. Cook in multiple batches if needed.
    • Remove the chicken from the pan and place on a plate lined with paper towels
    • Add the garlic and ginger to the pan and cook for 30 seconds. Add the soy sauce, sesame oil, water, and brown sugar to the pan and bring to a simmer.
    • Mix the 2 teaspoons of cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of cold water. Add the cornstarch to the sauce and bring to a boil; boil for 30-60 seconds until just thickened.
    • Add the chicken and green onions to the pan and toss to coat with the sauce. Serve over rice if desired.

NUTRITION

Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 739mg | Potassium: 652mg | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1.6mg

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