The Perfect Dragon Chicken recipe

dragon chicken recipe

For the aficionados of Non-veg food, chicken is a lifeline. One can not even wonder about his daily meal without the inclusion of chicken. Besides the usual bucket chicken, chicken popcorn that we usually gorge on, here is a fiery twist to your tongue to leave your eyes on tears. 

Dragon chicken, unlike your usual chicken recipe is a mouth watery delicacy having its roots in South East Asia and finding its way into India. Presented as a semi-gravy option alongside some Indian breads and Indian fried rice varieties Schezwan, Paneer, Gobi, and Mushroom. This recipe can be served as a hot snack during a dull wintry evening or while deciding to have an all Indo-Chinese lunch course with lip smacking delicacies. 

Let’s see what goes into preparing the dragon chicken recipe.

Time to prepare: 20 minutes 

Ingredients to have:

  • 500 grams of boneless chicken breast diced finely. (you can also piece it according to your liking)
  • Finely chopped onion/coriander leaves for garnishing 
  • Oil for deep-frying.

For marination:

  • Dark soya sauce – 2 tsp
  • Red chilli paste – 1 tbsp
  • Egg – 1 
  • All-purpose flour/Maida – ½ cup
  • Corn flour/corn starch – ¼ cup 
  • Ginger Garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – as per requirement
  • Pepper – 1 tsp

For Sauce:

  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Dry chilli – 3
  • Finely broken cashews – 4 tbsp
  • Sliced onion(large) – 1
  • capsicum/bell peppers(thinly sliced) – 1
  • Ginger Garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Red chilli paste – 1 tbsp
  • Dark soya sauce – 1 tbsp
  • Tomato ketchup – ¼ cup 
  • Salt-  as per requirement 
  • Sugar –  2 tsp 

Cooking instructions:

  1. Take the entirety of the chicken in a large bowl. Add the marination ingredients in the bowl and mix it well. While mixing, the ingredients will settle over the chicken. Let it marinate for about 15 minutes.
  2. In a frying pan, pour a few tsp of oil and heat it. After a few seconds of heating, add the chicken in the pan and deep-fry until it turns golden brown. Keep it aside. 
  3. In the same pan, pour some oil and add onions and finely broken cashews and fry. Once done, transfer them to a separate plate and keep it aside. 
  4. Add the sliced onions and bell peppers to the oil and fry for a while.
  5. Add some ginger garlic paste and sauté for a minute. 
  6. Now add some red chilli paste, dark soy sauce, crushed pepper, salt, sugar, and tomato ketchup and mix them well. 
  7. Sauté them for few minutes until the ingredients form a relatively thick paste.
  8. Now add the fried chicken in the paste and toss well for sometime. 
  9. Add some chopped onions and coriander over the chicken and toss it for a while. 
  10. Transfer the recipe to a plate and serve hot. 

Cooking essentials for the recipe:

1. Deep-frying pan (preferably with a glass top)

The Perfect Dragon Chicken recipe

2. Glass bowl/Stainless steel bowl (for marination) 

The Perfect Dragon Chicken recipe

3. Deep Botton Fry Pan

The Perfect Dragon Chicken recipe