Manchurian Chicken

Manchurian Chicken

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time22 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Servings: 4 sevings
Calories: 486kcal


The Chicken

  • 1 lb chicken thighs boneless skinless, sliced broad and thin, about 2" wide x 1/4" thick
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp corn starch
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • oil

The Sauce

  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup sriracha
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp white rice vinegar (or 1 tsp regular white vinegar and one tsp sugar)

The Vegetables

  • 3/4 cup white rice measurement is for uncooked, then cook it
  • 1 large green pepper chopped into 2" slices
  • 1 large onion chopped into 2" slices
  • 1 bunch green onion sliced diagonally, greens and whites separated
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • pepper
  • red chilis (optional)


  • Heat a skillet of oil about 1/2" deep until crackling (300-350F)
  • mix the chicken and the rest of the chicken ingredients in a bowl until the chicken is fully coated in the batter. Add the chicken to the oil and fry for about 5 minutes until golden brown, flip the pieces and continue another 3-5 minutes. Remove from the oil.
  • while the chicken fries whisk together the sauce ingredients and set aside
  • In a large pan or wok heat some oil and the 1 tbsp soy sauce, then add the peppers, cooking onions and chillis (optional). Season with pepper and sautee until the onions soften. 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the onion whites, garlic and ginger to the pan and continue to sautee, stirring frequently until fragrant, 1-2 minutes.
  • Return the chicken to the pan along with the onion greens and the sauce, add a little oil from the chicken pan and stir thoroughly until everything is coated in the sauce. Serve over white rice.


Calories: 486kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 152mg | Sodium: 1228mg | Potassium: 519mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 461IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg