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Dragon Chicken Recipe

Dragon Chicken
Dragon chicken is an Indo-Chinese dish that consists of breaded, fried chicken mixed with a spicy red sauce. This recipe is great because it uses common ingredients that are easy to find and many which you may already have on hand. The chicken is coated with a seasoned cornstarch and egg mixture, then fried and tossed with a sauce. The sauce gets a lot of flavor from garlic, ginger, soy sauce and sugar. Red pepper flakes are added for the spice. You can adjust the amount of red pepper flakes based on your taste. If you like a milder dish, you will want to use significantly less. You can either use dark meat or white meat chicken for this recipe. I like to serve this chicken on top of brown or white rice. Enjoy.

Dragon Chicken
Dragon Chicken
Dragon Chicken

Dragon Chicken

Yield: 2 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1lb boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs (cut into small chunks about that are about 1 inch)

marinade-

  • 1 egg white
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • salt (to taste)

Sauce-

  • 1 teaspoon garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger (finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or less, to taste)
  • 3 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • Oil

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl combine egg white, pepper, chili powder, cornstarch, 1 tablespoon soy sauce and salt. Mix well. Add the chicken pieces and mix well to coat. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large deep pot to 375 degrees F. Add the chicken pieces in batches and cook until golden brown and crispy and fully cooked (the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees F.). Drain on a plate lined with paper towels.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large non-stick wok or skillet to medium-high heat. Add the garlic and ginger and sauté until lightly golden and then add red pepper flakes. Mix in the tomato sauce, soy sauce and sugar. Mix well.
  4. When the sauce starts to boil, add the fried chicken pieces to it. Let the mixture cook for a few minutes until well combined. Remove from the heat and serve.

Adapted from Ayesha’s Kitchen.  

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