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Mongolian Chicken  Recipe

Mongolian Chicken Recipe

This Mongolian Chicken is so much better than takeout and easy to make at home for your next weeknight meal!

20 mins
10 mins


  • 450gm chicken thigh boneless & skinless, cut to 2" pieces
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce low sodium
  • 1 tbsp shaoxing wine
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp neutral oil


  • 1/3 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup light soy sauce low sodium
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch


  • 6 scallions cut to 3" pieces
  • 7 dried red chilis
  • 1 tbsp ginger minced
  • 5 cloves garlic minced


Cut chicken thigh into equal 2" pieces and marinate with light soy sauce, shaoxing wine, kosher salt, white pepper, baking soda, cornstarch, and neutral oil. Mix and marinate for 20 minutes.

Cut scallions into 3" pieces and minced garlic and ginger.
In a small bowl, mix together chicken stock, light soy sauce, brown sugar, white pepper, and cornstarch.

Heat 4 tbsp of neutral oil in a large pan or wok over high heat and cook chicken until golden brown (2-3 minutes) in batches if needed. Remove and set aside.
Remove excess oil, leaving about 2 tbsp then saute garlic and ginger for 30 seconds until fragrant. Add scallions and dried red chilis and stir fry for another minute.

Add back chicken and the premixed sauce. Continue stir frying and mixing over high heat until the sauce has thickened and serve with freshly steamed rice. Enjoy!



The cooking process for the sauce is FAST so it’s a great idea to premix your sauce together, then add it straight into the pan! The corn starch will help thicken the sauce into that velvety texture that Chinese restaurants made so famous.


For a recipe that comes together extremely quickly, the key to pulling this recipe off successfully is having your ingredients prepped and in bowls right next to your wok or pan! Have your premixed sauce, chicken, and vegetables ready and easily accessible during the cooking process.

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