What’s Spicy, Flavourful and Oh-So-Good? Chinese Dragon Chicken!

Chinese is the go-to cuisine for so many food enthusiasts out there. In India especially, migrants from China have been tweaking their recipes for ages to suit the Indian palette. Indo-Chinese Dragon Chicken is one such recipe that is essentially Chinese but born in India. Some people believe that the recipe originated in Kolkata and is a combination of Chinese techniques and Indian flavours.

The name probably gives it away, but Dragon Chicken is a spicy dish. However, you can adjust the spice level to your preference. We have a wonderful version of this dish for you today.

What is Indo-Chinese Dragon Chicken? 

The Indo-Chinese Dragon Chicken is a combination of boneless chicken, crunchy cashews, onions and capsicum tossed in a tantalising red chilli sauce.

The chicken pieces are marinated, fried and then added to a sauce much like the beloved chilli chicken or Manchurian. Other ingredients include classics like – ginger, soy sauce, garlic, ketchup and sugar.

Chicken Mini Bites

For this dish, we recommend using our Chicken Mini Bites. These are boneless, bite-sized pieces of breast meat that you will only find at Licious. This cut is specifically crafted for dishes like Dragon Chicken or pasta, pizza and stir-fries. Our expert meat technicians cut and clean the meat so you don’t have to and all your orders are delivered in hygienically vacuum-sealed, tamper-proof packs.

Licious chicken is sourced from biosecure farms, passed through 150+ quality checks and contains no hormones or antibiotic residue. Additionally, our meats are never frozen. to maintain freshness, we ensure constant temperature controls between 0-4°C at every stage.

So, order Chicken Mini Bites from Licious and make this delectable dish.

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Indo-Chinese Dragon Chicken Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
  1. Mix egg, garlic paste, chilli powder, cornflour, ginger paste, pepper, soy sauce, and salt in a bowl.
  2. Add the chicken mini bites to the mix and coat the pieces with the mixture. Let this marinate for 1 hour.
  3. Heat oil in a wok and fry the marinated chicken till it turns golden brown. Fry the chicken pieces for 2-3 minutes on each side or until just golden otherwise the pieces will be tough. Remove the pieces once done. Place on a paper towel to soak up the excess oil.
  4. Remove the excess oil from your wok, you should roughly 2 tbsps.
  5. Add the cashews to the remaining oil and fry them.
  6. Once done, add the ginger and garlic. Saute well.
  7. Now, add the dried red chillies. Mix well.
  8. Once they are fragrant, add the bell pepper or capsicum along with the onions.
  9. Saute till the onions turn golden brown. Keep stirring.
  10. Add the soy sauce and tomato ketchup now. Mix well.
  11. Add sugar and Ajinomoto as well. Stir to mix. Add water if needed.
  12. Now, gently add the fried chicken to the mixture.
  13. Also, toss in the spring onions.
  14. Mix well till the chicken is completely coated in the sauce.
  15. Serve hot!
Recipe Notes

Serving Suggestions You can serve it as a starter or a side dish for fried rice or noodles. If this authentic Chinese chicken recipe stimulated your hunger, try making it at home and share your recipe with us on Instagram using #MadeWithLicious!

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