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Chicken strips marinated, fried and sauteed in a spicy and tangy sauce. Quick and delicious Indo Chinese dish.

Indo Chinese Dragon Chicken

Chicken strips marinated, fried and sauteed in a spicy and tangy sauce. Serve this dish as an appetizer or as a side dish with chicken fried rice or vegetable fried rice or Singaporean fried rice or any other Asian rice preparation.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, indo chinese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 serving
Author Jane Jojo

Ingredients

  • 700 grams boneless chicken (2 breast pieces)
  • Vegetable oil or Sunflower oil

Marination

  • 1 number egg
  • 2 teaspoon regular soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1.5 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 5 tablespoon all purpose flour / maida
  • 4 tablespoon corn flour / corn starch
  • salt

Gravy

  • 1/2 cup split cashewnut
  • 2 stalk spring onion / green onion
  • 1 number Bell pepper / capsicum
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 2 tablespoon regular soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup tomato ketchup
  • 10 number dried red chilli
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ajinomoto (optional)

Instructions

  1. Clean and cut chicken into thin strips. If you are using thick chicken breast, first horizontally cut it into halves, then cut each half into thin strips. It's important that you cut it into uniform size pieces.
    Chicken strips marinated, fried and sauteed in a spicy and tangy sauce. Quick and delicious Indo Chinese dish.
  2. Chicken strips marinated, fried and sauteed in a spicy and tangy sauce. Quick and delicious Indo Chinese dish.
  3. Prepare marinade - Beat the egg. Add ingredients listed under marination - cornflour, all purpose flour, ginger and garlic paste, chilli powder, pepper powder, soy sauce, salt and mix well. Marinate chicken pieces and keep it aside for minimum 1 hr. Chilli powder helps to get the red color.
    Chicken strips marinated, fried and sauteed in a spicy and tangy sauce. Quick and delicious Indo Chinese dish.
  4. Chicken strips marinated, fried and sauteed in a spicy and tangy sauce. Quick and delicious Indo Chinese dish.
  5. Heat oil in a kadai. Deep fry the marinated chicken pieces until golden brown. Fry it in small batches.
    Chicken strips marinated, fried and sauteed in a spicy and tangy sauce. Quick and delicious Indo Chinese dish.
  6. Chicken strips marinated, fried and sauteed in a spicy and tangy sauce. Quick and delicious Indo Chinese dish.
  7. Drain them in kitchen tissues.
  8. Crush or grind ginger and garlic into fine paste. Chop spring onion bulbs into small pieces. Cut bell pepper into thin strips. Split dried red chilli and have it ready. I did it in the chopper.
  9. In the same kadai, remove excess oil. Use rest of the oil for the sauce preparation. Fry cashews and keep it aside.
    Chicken strips marinated, fried and sauteed in a spicy and tangy sauce. Quick and delicious Indo Chinese dish.
  10. In medium flame, saute ginger and garlic in the same pan. Once it's sauteed well, add dried red chilli. Give a stir.
    Chicken strips marinated, fried and sauteed in a spicy and tangy sauce. Quick and delicious Indo Chinese dish.
  11. Add chopped spring onion bulbs. Since I didn't have the bulbs this time, I added shallots instead. Saute it for a couple of minutes.
    Chicken strips marinated, fried and sauteed in a spicy and tangy sauce. Quick and delicious Indo Chinese dish.
  12. Then add bell pepper. Saute them well until light brown. Add oil as needed.
    Chicken strips marinated, fried and sauteed in a spicy and tangy sauce. Quick and delicious Indo Chinese dish.
  13. Mix soy sauce and tomato ketchup. Add the sauces, sugar and ajinomoto into the pan. Ajinomoto is optional. Mix it well. Taste the gravy and add the sauce, if needed according to your taste. If you find, sauces are getting dry, sprinkle some water.
    Chicken strips marinated, fried and sauteed in a spicy and tangy sauce. Quick and delicious Indo Chinese dish.
  14. In medium high flame, add fried chicken pieces and toss in half of the spring onion greens and fried cashew nuts. Mix everything well. Stir it well for a couple of minutes, until chicken get coated well with the sauces.
    Chicken strips marinated, fried and sauteed in a spicy and tangy sauce. Quick and delicious Indo Chinese dish.
  15. Garnish with the rest of spring onion greens and fried cashew nuts. Serve it hot. Enjoy :)
    Chicken strips marinated, fried and sauteed in a spicy and tangy sauce. Quick and delicious Indo Chinese dragon chicken recipe.

Recipe Notes

  • I used Maggie tomato ketchup and regular soy sauce. If you are using Dark Soy sauce, reduce the soy sauce measurement. Adjust the sauce quantity as per your taste. With different brands, taste can differ a bit.
  • If you are using chilli tomato ketchup, adjust dried red chilli quantity accordingly.