images for illustration purpose only

Dragon chicken is one of the most popular chicken starters available in the majority of the restaurants. It tastes great. If you are someone who wants to explore Indo-Chinese cuisine, then you cannot afford to miss this starter.
The best part? You can make this simple Indo-Chinese starter at home in no time. You can serve this item as a starter or you can have it with fried rice too.
Ingredients and their Proportions:

Things that you’ll need marinating the chicken:
• Chicken strips 250 gm
• Black pepper powder 1 teaspoon
• Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon
• Soy sauce 1 tablespoon
• Cornflour 1 tablespoon
• All-purpose flour 1.5 tablespoon
• Egg 1
• Vinegar 1 teaspoon
• Salt as per your taste

Things you need to make the sauce:
• Cashews 10
• Dried red chilies 4-5
• Garlic cloves (chopped) 1 tablespoon
• Sliced spring onion white part ¼ cup
• Sliced red capsicum ¼ cup
• Sliced green capsicum ½ cup
• Sliced yellow capsicum ¼ cup
• Tomato sauce ¼ cup
• Soy sauce 2 tablespoon
• Chili sauce 1 tablespoon
• Vinegar 1 teaspoon
• Sugar ½ teaspoon
• Black pepper powder ½ teaspoon
• Spring onion green parts
• Salt as per your taste

Other Necessary Ingredients:
• Oil to deep fry the chicken strips

Instructions you should Follow:

Marinate the strips:

First marinate the chicken strips with egg, vinegar, soy sauce, black pepper, salt, and ginger-garlic paste. Let it rest for at least 30 minutes.

Then add all-purpose flour and Cornflour into the marinated chicken. Mix everything well.

Deep fry the marinated chicken:

Take a deep bottom pan and heat oil over medium flame.

Fry the chicken strips.

Prepare the sauce:

Over a high flame, heat 2 tablespoon oil in a pan.

Add garlic, red chilies, and cashews. Sauté them for 30 seconds only. But don’t burn the cashew.

Add red, green, yellow capsicum, and white part of the spring onions. Now sauté them for 4-5 minutes.

Add chili, tomato, and soy sauce. Stir everything well. Cook for 1-2minutes.

Now time to add pepper powder, sugar, salt, and 3 tablespoon water. Mix everything.

Add the fried chicken strips and toss it until your chicken is coated properly with the sauce.

Finish the dish by adding vinegar and green parts of the spring onions. Turn off the flame.

Your dragon chicken is now ready to be served.

Important Tips for Making Lip-smacking Dragon Chicken:

Marinate your chicken strips well in sauces. Don’t forget to cover it up and keep it inside the fridge for at least 30 minutes or so. The longer you marinate the chicken pieces, the better it will taste.

You need to deep fry the chicken strips. So, heat the oil. Once your oil gets hot, add the chicken strips and reduce the flame. This is because if your flame is on the higher side, then the outer part of the chicken strips would become brown instantly while the inner part would remain raw. Fry those strips until they become golden and crisp.

Don’t add chicken strips all at once. Fry them in batches.

Your chicken strips might taste rubbery or chewy if you over fry them.

You can easily adjust the sauces and the level of spices according to your taste.

Last Updated on September 3, 2021

When U Cook

Oh hi there 👋
It’s nice to meet you.

Sign up to receive awesome recipes in your inbox, every day.

We don’t spam! Only one consolidated mail will be sent per day.

Oh hi there 👋 It’s nice to meet you.

Sign up to receive awesome recipes in your inbox, every day.

We don’t spam! Only one consolidated mail will be sent per day.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *