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Chicken in sauce in pan.

Easy Mongolian Chicken

This easy Mongolian Chicken is an easy version of the popular restaurant takeout. It’s rich in color and flavor and bound to become your favorite!

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Mongolian chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 430 kcal
Author Anna


for the chicken

  • 2 medium chicken breasts
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • cup vegetable oil

for the sauce

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 inch fresh ginger sliced thinly
  • 5 to 6 dried chili peppers chopped
  • ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  • green onions chopped


  1. Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces. Season with salt.
  2. Sprinkle cornstarch over chicken and stir to coat it well.
  3. In a saucepan, heat up ⅓ cup of oil, until it reaches 350° F.

  4. Fry chicken in batches. Remove onto a plate.
  5. In a skillet, heat up oil.
  6. Add ginger and garlic and saute ginger until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  7. Add peppers and saute until softened.
  8. Mix soy sauce, water, brown sugar, sesame oil and cornstarch in a measuring cup. Whisk it well so no clumps appear.
  9. Pour the sauce into the skillet and simmer until thickens.
  10. Add chicken, stir well to coat and simmer for 2 minutes.
  11. Serve with rice and fresh green onions.

Recipe Notes

  • Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.
  • You can use 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs in place of breasts.
  • This dish can be prepared in advance and stored in the fridge for up to 4 days. The chicken won’t be as crispy since it will soak more of the sauce, so please keep that in mind.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Mongolian Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 430 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 959mg42%
Potassium 490mg14%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.