Mongolian chicken with green onions in a skillet.
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Mongolian Chicken

This Mongolian chicken is crispy slices of chicken breast stir fried in a sweet and savory sauce. A restaurant favorite that tastes even better when you make it at home!
Course Main
Cuisine Asian
Keyword mongolian chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 452kcal
Author Sara Welch

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: 3.3% | Vitamin C: 4.9% | Calcium: 4.4% | Iron: 9.1%