Chicken Manchurian

Chicken Manchurian or chicken in Manchurian is an easy and delicious recipe with lots of flavor that can be made in less than 35 minutes. when you want to surprise your loved ones with a delicious treat, prepare this amazing dish and surprise them with your culinary skills.

 

Chicken Manchurian Recipe

     Chicken Manchurian

     Manchurian chicken is not an authentic Chinese dish. Based on the Indian cooking method, and thanks to Chinese seasonings, the dish received new tastes, a new name Manchurian Chicken and became extremely popular. We can make a lot off dishes from only chicken like, Fajita, Steaks, Chips, and so on.

    The Manchurian sauce is a sweet and savory sauce made with chili, fruit vinegar, garlic etc. Chicken pieces are wrapped in batter and deep-fried, served with Manchurian sauce, and a unique Manchurian chicken is completed. The dish, which looks a bit sweet and sour, has also developed variations in India such as vegetarian Manchurian, cheese Manchurian, and gobi Manchurian (made mainly of cauliflower) cut into cubes which are breaded then fried in hot oil and coated with a sweet and sour tomato sauce linked to starch. 

     History 

    The word "Manchurian" refers to the native people or Manchurians, but this dish is essentially the creation of Chinese restaurants in India.

    Manchurian cuisine covers large parts of northeastern China and Manchuria, from which we have had many unique taste experiences delivered due to their inventive way of using the kitchen - precisely because they are located in a region where the winter is harsh and the summer is scorching warm. So you have to be creative in all seasons! Vegetarians will substitute the cauliflower for the chicken which is commonly known as Gobi Manchurian.


    How to Make Chicken Manchurian

    Chicken Manchurian is very easy simple and incredibly delicious with sweet and sour sauce, as a result of this simple preparation, turns out to be a delicious dish that is impossible to refuse, for more chicken recipes visit Food Diariees.

     

    •  Servings: 4-5Persons
    •  Cooking Calories: 440 calories 
    •  Cooking time: 26 minutes Preparation: 10 minutes
    •   Total time: 36 minutes
    •  Cuisine: Indo Chinese

     Ingredients for Making Recipe

    Here is the list of ingredients that can be used to make this recipe,

     

              For frying  

    • Chicken breast - 900 g
    • Garlic paste -1tsp
    • Egg -1(whisked)
    • Flour -1tbsp
    • White pepper -1tsp 
    • Oil for frying - 500 ml

     

    For Manchurian sauce

    • Sweet green pepper - 1 pc.
    • Sweet red pepper - 1 pc.
    • Green onions - 4 stalks 
    • Red onion - 100 g
    • Carrot - 200 g
    • Corn flour - 4.5 tbsp.
    • Water - 400 ml
    • Soy sauce - 50 ml
    • Rice vinegar - 2 tbsp.
    • Brown sugar - 2 tbsp
    • Salt to taste
    • Oyster sauce - 2 tbsp.
    • Green onions - 4 stalks
    •  Garlic -5clove(well chopped)

     

     You will need 

    • Frying pan or wok
    • A bowl
    • Whisk
    • Cutting board 

    How to cook Manchurian chicken

     Step:

     Cut the chicken breast into small pieces. In a bowl, add egg, salt ½ tsp, garlic paste, and white paper and mix with a whisk or fork, add chicken pieces and mix, add 2 tbsp of flour and mix thoroughly. In a frying pan, preferably a wok, heat the vegetable oil to 160 ° C - 170 ° C, fry in small portions, and add chicken pieces for 2 - 2.5 minutes over high heat, stirring, until golden brown. chicken cubes should not stick together.

     

     Step:

    Drain the remaining oil from the pan, put coarsely chopped onion in the pan, well-chopped garlic, 1 tbsp vegetable oil, and fry over high heat for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
     Add chopped bell peppers, thinly sliced ​​carrots, oyster sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, and 200 ml of water, cook for 3-4 minutes, over high heat, stirring constantly.
     

     Step:

     In a small bowl add 1 tsp mix corn flour with 50 ml of water mix it and add to the wok.
     Add 150 ml of water and cook over high intensity, mixing continually, until the sauce thickens.
     Add the fried chicken pieces and mix thoroughly, each piece should be in the sauce.
     Cover the lid for 2 minutes before serving, sprinkle the Manchurian chicken with coarsely chopped green onions, dish is ready. 

     

    Variations

      There are two types of Manchurian to choose from: dry and gravy both are arranged utilizing normal fixings like cornstarch, green onion, green peppers, chili sauce, soy sauce, minced garlic, ground pepper, and so forth and are traditionally seasoned with scallions. Some recipes call for the use of monosodium glutamate to enhance flavor. Although some avoid it due to health concerns, the taste can vary from mild to spicy according to recipes and personal preferences.

     

     Serving suggestions  

    Chicken Manchurian can be served hot and by and large presented with assortments of rice dishes like steamed rice, broiled rice, and Szechuan seared rice as the primary dish.This chicken recipe can also be served as an appetizer by making it in dry form without sauce.

     

     Pro Tips 

      • Do not overcook the chicken during the frying process, fry the chicken on medium-high heat. It is better to marinate chicken and leave it for 25 to 40 minutes. This process will give the chicken more flavor infuse together.
      • Manchurian chicken is not supposed to stay crispy after coating. The breading essentially allows the sauce to adhere and obtain a silky texture. 
      • Adjust the spiciness of the recipe according to the type and amount of hot sauce.
      • Adjust the balance between sweet and sour flavors by adjusting the amounts of, sugar and vinegar.
      • You can use chicken stock instead of water to enhance the flavor of the sauce.

     Conclusion

     If you've ever wanted to try an easy Chicken recipe to enjoy with your loved ones, we have a perfect recipe. This Chicken Manchuria recipe is perfect for kids too as it is made with a combination of protein chicken & healthy vegetables! Why order Manchurian Chicken online when you can make this delicious delight at home? Attempt this straightforward Chicken Manchurian recipe and partake in the eatery-style taste at home.

     Nutrition chart

    Calories: 440kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 26g, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 2g,  
    Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.3g, Trans Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 110mg,  
    Sodium: 2545mgPotassium: 580mg, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 353IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium:32mg

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