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Dragon Chicken | Restaurant Style Recipe

Dragon Chicken Recipe
Dragon chicken is an Indo-Chinese dry chicken usually served as a appetizer. It is loaded with lots of flavor and has a richness of cashew. It is a spicy stir fry dish which is made with some of the common ingredients that are easy to find and many of them may already have on hand. 
Restaurant Style Dragon Chicken Recipe
Unlike other chicken dish here we use a thin long striped chicken.  First the chicken is marinaded in flours, chilli powder, and egg white which makes it soft. Then it is deep fried and tossed in sauces. Sauce gives additional flavor to the chicken. It is full of flavour. Also it is simple and satisfying to make.

Dragon Chicken Recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indo Chinese | Recipe Category: Appetizer
Prep Time: 10 mins | Marination Time: 30 mins | Cooking Time: 20 mins | Serves : 3


To marinade and fry:

Boneless Chicken - 1/4 kg
Corn flour - 2 tblspn
Maida - 1 tblspn
Egg white - 1, optional (used for softness)
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Black pepper - 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - to fry

Other Ingredients:

Red chillies - 2, broken
Ginger - 1 tblspn
Garlic - 1 tblspn
Cashews - 15
Capsicum - 1
Onion - 1, medium sized
Carrot - 1/4, julienned
Sugar - 1 tsp
Kashmiri Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Tomato ketchup - 2 tblspn
Red chilli Sauce - 2 tblspn
Soy sauce - 1 tsp
Vinegar - 1 tsp
Spring onion green - to garnish


Cut the chicken into long thin strips. Julienne the capsicum, carrot and onion. Finely chop spring onion green.

In a bowl, marinade chicken with ingredients listed under to marinade and fry. Mix them coat evenly and deep fry them till golden brown.

Heat a wok, add broken red chilli, ginger, garlic. Once the nice aroma comes out, add the cashews.

Add the chopped onion, sauté for 30 seconds. Add the julienned capsicum and carrot and let them cook for a while.

Now, add sugar salt, red chilli powder, tomato sauce, red chilli sauce, soy sauce and vinegar one by one. Add little water or chicken stock. Cook for a min.

Then, add the fried chicken and toss them well. Garnish with spring onion and remove from flame.


Ingredients for marinating chicken
Ingredients for marinating chicken
second ingredients
Other ingredients for dragon chicken. Julienne the carrot and capsicum, slice the onions and finely chop ginger and garlic
chicken stripes
Cut the chicken into thin long stripes. Boneless chicken is much preferred
add ingredients for marinating
In a large mixing bowl, take chicken and all the ingredients listed to marinade.
marinated chicken
Combine everything together. Marinade the chicken for 30 mins
deep fry chicken
Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium high flame. Add the marinated chicken and fry till golden brown
its ready to make
Once fried transfer it to a bowl.
broken chillies
Heat oil in a wok, add broken red chillies.
ginger galic added
Finely chopped ginger and garlic goes into this
add cashews
Once they become brown add cashew and roast it
sliced onion added
Add sliced onion and saute for 30 seconds
julienned veggies added
Add in julienned capsicum and carrot. Stir fry for 1 to 2 mins
add sugar
When capsicum is slightly cooked add sugar
chilli powder
Immediately add chilli powder
add in sauces
Now, all the sauces goes in(chilli sauce, soy sauce, tomato sauce and vinegar)
add little water
Add little water or chicken stock and cook for a min
toss the chicken
Add the fried chicken and toss well to coat evenly
Garnish with spring onion greens and put off the flame
Restaurant Style Dragon Chicken Recipe
Its ready! Enjoy!


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