Dragon chicken – Simple Indo Chinese Recipe


One of the easiest Indo-Chinese chicken dishes to make. The vibrant red color of this dish is very appealing, tastes delicious and can be made effortlessly.

My mom shared this recipe with me a few years ago. I am always in search of easy-breezy recipes, this recipe really fits my criteria. It’s easy to make and delicious. This dry and slightly spicy (you could alter the spice level accordingly) dish is just great for any kind of occasion. Dragon chicken could be served as a side dish or as a main dish and goes well with fried rice, plain rice, roti, and chapati.

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Dragon chicken - Simple Indo Chinese Recipe
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Serves: 4 People
For marination
  • Ginger-Garlic paste- 1 tbsp
  • Ground Pepper- ½ tsp
  • Egg white- of 1 egg
  • Corn starch- ¼ cup
  • Soy sauce- ½ tbsp
  • Chicken breast or thighs, boneless cubed – 2 breasts
While cooking
  • Ginger, finely chopped – ½ tbsp
  • Garlic, finely chopped – 1 tbsp
  • Red chili flakes – 1½ tsp
  • Tomato sauce – 1½ cups
  • Soy sauce, low sodium – 1 tbsp
  • Cilantro chopped- 1 handful
  • Green onions, chopped- 1 stalk
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying
  1. Marinate the cubed chicken with the above-mentioned 'marination ingredients and set aside for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Shallow fry the marinated chicken in enough oil until golden brown and crispy.
  3. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat, pour 1½ tbsp of oil used for frying.
  4. Add the finely chopped ginger and garlic, saute till light golden.
  5. Add red chili flakes, saute for a few seconds.
  6. Add tomato sauce, combine well.
  7. Add soy sauce, let the sauce come to a slight boil.
  8. Add the fried chicken pieces, combine well.
  9. Cook for 3 minutes.
  10. Garnish with spring onions and chopped cilantro.
  11. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve with rice, noodles or roti.
This is more of a dry dish, if you want more gravy add more of the tomato sauce.