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Mongolian Chicken Recipe

Looking for an easy Mongolian Chicken recipe? Learn how to make Mongolian Chicken using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by freebodybyvikit

Makes 6 servings



Mongolian Chicken is one of my favorite dish to order at a Chinese restaurant. However, the meat is usually fried than add to the sauce. Since I am trying to eat healthier, I use very little oil to sauteed. You can even use less by adding water to cook the sauce and meat.

Recipe Ingredients for Mongolian Chicken

1 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon ginger, minced
1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons Hoisin Sauce
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons Olive Oil
1 lb chicken breast
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 pepper jalapeno
1 red chili pepper
1 medium white onions (optional)
1 green pepper (optional)
1 red pepper (optional)
2 large green onions

Recipe Directions for Mongolian Chicken

  1. Special instruction: you don't have to use chili, red pepper flakes or jalapenos.. on this dish if you do not like spicy food.

  2. You can also add your favorite vegetables to this dish to make it healthy and yummy. Just steam it with the extra sauce in the pan. If you like a lot sauce. Just change the measurement to 1/2 cup of soy, 1/2 cup of water, 3/4 cup of brown sugar & 1/4 cornstarch. Everything else stays the same. Additionally, you can substitute this dish with your favorite meat (flank steak or shrimp).

  3. Heat your wok or frying pan with 1 tsp of olive oil over med/low heat. Don't get the oil too hot. We are making the sauce first.

  4. Add ginger and garlic to the pan and quickly add the soy sauce and water before the garlic scorches.

  5. Dissolve the brown sugar in the sauce, then raise the heat to about medium and boil the sauce for 2-3 minutes or until the sauce thickens.

  6. Remove it from the heat. Set aside in a small bowl.

  7. Slice chicken into bite size pieces

  8. Toss the chicken pieces into the hoisin sauce (you can also omit the hoisin sauce if you don't have on hand. It will still taste great) than coat it with cornstarch to apply a very thin dusting on the meat.

  9. Let the chicken sit for about 10 minutes so that the cornstarch sticks & marinates.

  10. As the chicken sits, heat up a couple of teaspoons of olive oil in a wok (you may also use a nonstick skillet for this step as long as the chicken gets cooked nice and brown).

  11. Heat the oil over medium heat.

  12. Add the chicken to the oil and sauté for just two to three minutes, or until the chicken just begins to brown. Than add regular onions, chilis and jalapenos and brown for another minute or so. You can add a drop of water to make sure the veggies & chicken are cooked through.

  13. Once the chicken is cooked through, add the sauce, cook for one minute while stirring, then add all the green onions.

  14. Serve with brown rice or Jasmine rice.

Categories

Chinese

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 188.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
242
Calories from Fat
48
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.3g
8%
Saturated Fat
1.1g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
64mg
21%
Sodium
504mg
21%
Potassium
378mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
22.9g
8%
Dietary Fiber
1.7g
7%
Sugars
15.8g
Protein
25.1g
Vitamin A 17% Vitamin C 76%
Calcium 4% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Very high in niacin
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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