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Chicken Manchurian Recipe

A traditional and a famous chinese dish.

This recipe is from the book Best of Chinese Cooking.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking :

Chicken Manchurian

Main Ingredients

Boneless chicken,




Main Course_Chicken


  • Boneless chicken cut into fingers
    400 grams
  • Egg
  • Cornflour/ corn starch
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Soy sauce
    2 tablespoons
  • Oil
    4 tbsps + to deep fry
  • Ginger finely chopped
    2 inch piece
  • Garlic finely chopped
    8-10 cloves
  • Onion sliced
    1 medium
  • Green chillies roughly sliced
  • MSG
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Chicken stock
    2 cups
  • Green capsicum cut into thin strips
    1 medium
  • Vinegar
    2 tablespoons
  • Spring onion greens finely chopped
    2 stalks


Step 1

Mix the egg, flour tablespoons cornflour, salt and one tablespoon soy sauce in a bowl. Add the chicken pieces and mix. Set aside for half an hour. Mix the remaining cornflour in one cup of water.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a wok and deep fry the marinated chicken for two to three minutes. Drain on absorbent paper. Heat four tablespoons oil in a wok, add the ginger and garlic and stir fry for half a minute.

Step 3

Add the onion and green chillies and continue to stir fry for a minute. Stir in the remaining soy sauce, MSG, chicken stock and salt.

Step 4

Bring the mixture to a boil. Stir in the cornflour mixture and cook for a minute more or until the sauce starts to thicken, stirring continuously.

Step 5

Add fried chicken pieces and capsicum and cook for a couple of minutes.

Step 6

Stir in vinegar and serve hot, garnished with spring onion greens.

Step 7

Chef's Tip

Step 8

If you want to serve Chicken Manchurian as a snack, reduce the quantity of chicken stock and cornflour used in the sauce.

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