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Quick & Easy Mongolian Chicken Recipe

Faster than takeout! This Quick & Easy Mongolian Chicken Recipe is ready in just 30 minutes and is so tasty! Gluten-Free option too!

Mongolian Chicken in bowl with chopsticks

To grab take out or cook dinner…that is the question. When what you make at home tastes this good and is this simple that answer is easy! This Quick & Easy Mongolian Chicken Recipe is a hit with the entire family! Plus, it can be made gluten free too!

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Ingredients

Chicken, soy sauce, brown sugar, corn starch, etc. in bowls

This recipe is truly quick and easy! You will need.

  • Chicken Breast (or strips) boneless
  • cornstarch
  • oil (vegetable or avocado)
  • soy sauce (gluten-free is an option)
  • brown sugar
  • garlic
  • ginger
  • sesame seeds or green onion (optional

You will also need a skillet, small bowl, saucepan, and a paper towel lined plate.

Instructions

Mongolian Chicken saue in bowl with whisk

Add sauce ingredients to a small bowl, whisk before pouring into a small sauce pan on medium heat. Cook for 5-10 minutes to allow sauce to thicken. Turn off heat and set aside.

Boneless chicken coated in corn starch.

Add cornstarch to a large bowl. Add the sliced chicken and use clean hands to fully coat each piece of chicken. You can also do this in a zip-top bag, shake-n-bake style.

Heat ½ cup avocado oil in a large saucepan on medium-high heat. Once oil is hot, add sliced chicken, working in batches if necessary in order to leave room between the pieces.

Cooked chicken for Mongolian chicken on paper towel covered plate.

Remove the chicken from the oil and place it on a paper-towel-lined plate to allow excess oil to drip off. Drain any excess oil from the skillet and place it back on the heat.

Mongolian Chicken in skillet

Add the sauce to the hot skillet. Add the chicken and stir to ensure each piece is coated in the sauce. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

Turn off the heat and serve chicken warm with rice if desired.

Gluten Free

Gluten free Mongolian chicken on white plate

I love this recipe because it is so simple. It is also easy to make gluten-free by substituting gluten-free soy sauce. Many stores carry it now, or you can find it on Amazon.

Tips

  • Pat your chicken dry before coating with cornstarch. This will help keep it from clumping.
  • Add a little ginger to the cornstarch for some more flavor.
  • Top your finished dish with sesame seeds, sliced green onion, or even red pepper flakes for an added kick.
  • Make some extra sauce and stir it into some asian veggies for a delicious side dish.

Serving

Looking for serving suggestions? This quick and easy meal deserves sides that are the same!

I love the store-bought frozen asian vegetable mixes. You can heat them and add some soy sauce for a quick side.

Also, a simple White Rice, or this Cauliflower Rice makes a perfect side too!

Storage

Store any uneaten Mongolian Chicken in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Quick & Easy Mongolian Chicken Recipe

Faster than takeout! This Quick & Easy Mongolian Chicken Recipe is ready in just 30 minutes and is so tasty! Gluten-Free option too!
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Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:30 mins

Equipment

Ingredients

  • pounds chicken thinly sliced
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • ½ cup avocado oil or vegetable oil

Sauce ingredients:

  • ¼ cup soy sauce gluten free or reduced sodium is fine
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil or vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ cup water

Instructions

  • Add sauce ingredients to a small bowl, whisk before pouring into a small sauce pan on medium heat. Cook for 5-10 minutes to allow sauce to thicken. Turn off heat and set aside.
  • Use paper towels to remove any excess moisture from the sliced chicken.
  • Add cornstarch to a large bowl. Add the sliced chicken and use clean hands to fully coat each piece of chicken.
  • Heat ½ cup avocado oil in a large saucepan on medium-high heat. Once oil is hot, add sliced chicken, working in batches if necessary in order to leave room between the pieces.
  • Remove the chicken from the oil and place on a paper-towel lined plate to allow excess oil to drip off. Drain any excess oil from the skillet and place it back on the heat.
  • Add the sauce to the hot skillet. Add the chicken and stir to ensure each piece is coated in the sauce. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Turn off the heat and serve chicken warm with rice if desired.

Video

Notes

Notes:
Top chicken with sliced green onions, toasted sesame seeds and even crushed red pepper flakes for extra heat.

Nutrition

Calories: 562kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 26g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 874mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 562kcal
Author: Amanda Carlisle

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