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Mongolian Chicken Recipe

This Mongolian Chicken recipe is so quick and easy to make that it’s a perfect recipe to throw together even after a long day at work

A bowl of white rice topped with chicken and vegetable stirfry.I love Asian inspired dishes, but it seems like when ever we order it out, we end up feeling slightly sick or thirsty all night long from all of the sodium and who knows what else. These dishes are so quick and easy to make that we make them more at home these days, and they are perfect to throw together even after a long day at work.

A bowl of white rice topped with chicken and vegetable stirfry.One of the reasons that I like Asian dishes is because of all of the yummy vegetables. When I put my Mongolian Chicken on the menu this week, I bought the vegetables that looked the best to me. I ended up with some zucchini, asparagus, mushrooms, onion and peppers. I was getting all of my ingredients out and then it hit me. Why not try making this dish with roasted vegetables?

I love the bright crispiness of sauteed vegetables, but I also just love the deep flavor of roasted vegetables, especially when the edges turn a rich golden brown. I roasted my vegetables and then started in on my chicken. Everything was going fine until my cell phone started going crazy. I had so many friends telling me that my Facebook account was being hacked. I immediately turned off the stove and started changing passwords and sending notifications to my friends on Face Book about what was going on.

A bowl of white rice topped with chicken and vegetable stirfry.I came back and finished this dish. It was immediately apparent that roasting the vegetables wasn’t going to work. They weren’t crunchy or visually appealing, and leftovers looked much worse. I knew I couldn’t share that recipe. All of the work and the pictures all down the drain. I remade this recipe and after taking a chunk out of my thumb with my knife, I finally got a finished dish that was delicious and one that I would serve at my table.

They say when it rains it pours. It’s a good thing that I wasn’t posting my Fresh Margarita recipe. I would probably have lost more than a chunk of my thumb!

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4.5 from 2 votes

Mongolian Chicken with Roasted Vegetables

Mongolian Chicken is quick and easy to make. Best of all, it is delicious to eat and versatile enough that anyone would love it.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 6
Author Hostess At Heart

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breast skinless and boneless, sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons oil canola, olive, or sesame, divided
  • 1 tablespoon ginger grated fresh
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce low sodium
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar light or dark
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Vegetables of your choice cleaned and chopped in 1 inch strips. asparagus, mushrooms, broccoli, onion, red or green bell Peppers and zucchini work well
  • 1 cup brown rice cooked according to package directions
  • green onions or matchstick carrots as garnish if desired. Thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Start cooking rice according to package directions. It should take 35 to 45 minutes.
  • Drizzle oil in the bottom of a large skillet or wok. When hot, add garlic, ginger and sauce. Cook for 2 minutes. Pour into a bowl and set aside.
  • Add chicken to a separate bowl and coat with corn starch.
  • Drizzle the same large skillet or wok with oil. When hot, add chicken. Brown on both sides. Return to a bowl or plate once browned.
  • Coat the skillet with the oil once more. Add vegetables and continue cooking until browned.
  • When finished, add chicken and cover with sauce.
  • Garnish with onions or carrots. Serve immediately over rice.

Notes

Beef can be substituted for chicken if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 6g | Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 1179mg | Potassium: 424mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 122IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
Tried this recipe? That's awesome!Mention @hostessatheart or tag #hostessatheart!

While this week was trying at times, I realize how fortunate I am. I have my health and so many wonderful people in my life such as you, and my Facebook account is more secure than ever. Do you make Asian dishes at home or are you more of a take-out kinda person?

I’m taking this over to Fiesta Friday to share and to pick up some amazing recipes.

A bowl of white rice topped with chicken and vegetable stirfry.
Recipe Rating




Thomas

Friday 15th of April 2016

I had tried this recipe before (using the simmering method), but my family did not like the flavour and texture of the chicken. (The directions do not state to brown the drumsticks first, which resulted in an unpleasant odour in the dish). 

Julie Menghini

Friday 15th of April 2016

Thank you for stopping Thomas. I did not use drumsticks. I used boneless skinless chicken breasts. The simmering method would not result in the stir fry texture that you get from using strips of chicken instead of whole pieces. I hope this helps and that you will let me know if you have questions about making this recipe.

DD

Thursday 17th of March 2016

This looks amazing! Can't wait to try this recipe!

Julie Menghini

Thursday 17th of March 2016

Thank you! We've made it a lot and really enjoy it.

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Sunday 6th of March 2016

Ugh, Julie. Sounds like a nightmare of an evening. :( Happy to know that you got everything resolved with your Facebook account. ( I loathe hackers... Aren't some people just awful?) This dish came out beautifully the second time around! I'm sure I would have loved it with roasted veggies as well. ;)

Julie Menghini

Sunday 6th of March 2016

Thank you, Josette! In the whole scheme of things it really got to me more than it should have and I'm no longer on the ledge so to speak. I don't understand people that do things just to cause havoc. Every fiber of my being is so totally opposite of that. Speaking of niceness, thank you for hosting FF this week!

Lily

Friday 4th of March 2016

I love Mongolian Chicken and I didn't realize it was so easy to make. A definite must-try. Thank for sharing and pinned!

Julie Menghini

Friday 4th of March 2016

Thank you Lily and thank you so much for hosting FF this week!

CakePants

Friday 4th of March 2016

Yikes! It sounds like you had quite an ordeal this week, with Facebook, your thumb, and the first version of this not turning out so well. The end product looks delicious, though!

Julie Menghini

Friday 4th of March 2016

Thank you! I kept reminding myself that all of that other stuff was minor compared to the obstacles others face, but it sure seems like wen it rains it pours!