Chicken Manchurian

Servings: 2 people
Cuisine: Indo-Chinese
Course: Main Course
Time: 1 hour
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Chicken Manchurian! Need I say more? Tender and juicy chicken pieces coated in a lip-smacking sauce. Try out this easy-to-cook recipe of the ever-popular Indo-Chinese dish.


  • 300 gms boneless chicken breasts
  • Oil for deep frying

For the marinade

  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tbsp oil

For the sauce

  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1/2 tbsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1-2 finely chopped green chillies
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 1/2 cup diced bell peppers (red and green)
  • 3 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 5 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 2 tsp chilli sauce
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1 tbsp cornflour for slurry

For garnish

  • Chopped spring onion greens


  • To begin, cut the boneless chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces.
  • Marinate with ginger garlic paste, light soy sauce, baking soda, salt, and an egg. Mix well and keep aside to marinate for at least 30 minutes. The longer the better.
  • For the second marinade, add cornflour and oil. Mix well and keep aside for a few minutes.
  • In the meantime, prepare the sauce mixture. In a bowl, mix together light soy, oyster sauce, tomato ketchup, chilli sauce, and vinegar. Mix well and keep aside.
  • Heat oil for deep frying. Add in the chicken pieces in batches on high heat. Then reduce the heat and fry until cooked. Make sure they do not brown.
  • Heat 2 tbsp of sesame oil in a pan. Add in finely chopped garlic and ginger. Saute for a minute. Add in the chopped green chillies and saute some more.
  • Next, add in diced onions, diced bell peppers, and black pepper powder. Cook for a minute or two.
  • Add in the sauce mixture and cook some more.
  • Add in a slurry of 1 tbsp cornflour mixed in 1 tbsp of water. Cook until the sauce thickens.
  • Finally, add in the fried chicken pieces and mix until well coated.
  • Add in a bit of water and adjust the gravy as per your taste.
  • The Chicken Manchurian is ready to serve. Garnish with spring onion greens and serve hot with noodles or rice.


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