Chicken Manchurian Recipe - A traditional and a famous chinese dish.

This recipe is from the book Best of Chinese Cooking.

Main Ingredients : Boneless chicken, Egg

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Main Course_Chicken

Chicken Manchurian

Chicken Manchurian Recipe - How to make Chicken Manchurian


Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking :


  • Boneless chicken cut into fingers400 grams

  • Egg 1

  • 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 3-4

  • 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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