Dragon Chicken


Delicious restaurant style dragon chicken,with lots of cashew nuts,simple sauces and easy to put together recipe-all under 30 mins!




A new post after a while and this time I am sharing a recipe that is so close to my heart that too for some crazy reasons!
It's Dragon Chicken😊
Oh I have so fond memories attached to this dish - nothing with my family or mom's cooking! but I was so crazy for this dish once upon a time and I still am!

There was this new Indo-Chinese restaurant which had opened near my apartment and word of mouth was that they serve very delicious food there! I happened to visit the restaurant once and ordered few dishes, one among them was this Dragon Chicken, and that was the first time I tried it.And I must say it was totally different experience for me,I had tasted so called Dragon Chicken in many restaurant's later but this kind of preparation was making me visit them every week!

The staff of the restaurant started knowing my family so well as we used to go there every week πŸ˜‚.My husband was a bit angry as I was not interested in trying another restaurant but somehow the restaurant stopped making much business and they closed down.
I was really disappointed with this,so tried this same dish in multiple other restaurants but somehow most of Indian restaurants serve it with a bit of South Indian touch to it ,which really makes me scream to them and say that every dish does not have "Curry Leaves",at-least not Indo-Chinese πŸ˜‰



pan having restaurant style dragon chicken

Since I could not get the same taste again anywhere,I even tried tracking that restaurant on google maps whether they opened any other outlet elsewhere but NO πŸ˜’
Finally I gave up on looking on restaurants and thought of making my own,but had to make some experiments before finally making the perfect one!
Made number of attempts to make this perfect(at-least I tried to remember the taste that made me crazy and tried to recreate it ), and finally this is what I achieved and it had completely satisfied my taste buds πŸ˜‚

a bowl of fried rice and dragon chicken


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Dragon Chicken
Superbly flavored,yet very easy recipe to follow,will get you a restaurant style Dragon Chicken,sweet and spicy,both at the same time😊
Ingredients
  • 250 Grams/ 0.55 lbs Chicken,breast/boneless,cut bite size pieces
  • For Marination:
  • 1 Egg,lightly beaten
  • 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Vinegar, Distilled White
  • salt,as per need
  • 1/4 Cup APF/ Maida
  • 1/4 Cup Cornflour
  • For Sauce:
  • 4  Dried red chilis/ Byadgi Chili
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 4 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 8  Black Peppercorns
  • Additional:
  • 1/2 Cup Oil for frying
  • 1" Ginger,grated
  • 4 Garlic,cloves,grated
  • 1 Medium Onion,diced
  • 2 Spring Onion
  • 1/2 Cup Cashew nuts,halves

Instructions
Marinate cleaned and cut chicken with all the ingredients mentioned.
In a heavy bottom pan,add oil and when its hot,deep fry the chicken pieces.
Drain them on kitchen towel .

Soak red chili in water as mentioned.
In a mixer grinder,grind all the ingredients mentioned for sauce.

In a pan add little oil,add onion,garlic,ginger,spring onion,cashewnuts,salt and toss well.
When the vegetables have cooked yet crunchy, then add chicken fried and sauce mix.
Toss well.
Serve hot with egg fried rice.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 3 Servings


closeup of restaurant style dragon chicken

Here are few of my Tips:
  • Always keep the fried chicken separate,and when you are about to serve,then cook the vegetables and add chicken,cook and serve.
  • Spice level can be adjusted as per individual preference.
  • This recipe might be spicy for some,so adjust the chili/peppercorns accordingly.

delicious dragon chicken with lots of cashewnuts





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Prasanna Hede
Prasanna Hede

13 comments:

  1. This looks so delicious, love the name of it too!

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  2. This looks so saucy and delicious! I'm pescetarian, and I'm eager to try this with shrimp!

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  3. I've never heard of dragon chicken but that sauce looks amazing! I bet I could sub tofu or veggies and still devour this!

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  4. I have never heard of Dragon Chicken, but I like the flavors happening here, and while my husband would enjoy the chicken, I'd make it vegetarian for me.

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  5. My kids love chicken like this and I am always nervous about trying it at home. You make it look easy and delicious!

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  6. Mmmm. That looks so delicious! Don't you just hate when they close down a much beloved restaurant? I'm like you, If I find a place I like, I want to go there all the time. I can't wait to try your recipe!

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  7. This looks so good! There's something so satisfying about being able to have a favorite restaurant dish at home. YUM!

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  8. This looks great! I'm glad you figured this out, saving for later:)

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  9. Laughing at your comment about curry leaves... It's always interesting to see how cultures affect each other. Here in New York there's a specific cuisine called Cuban Chinese - Chinese food as cooked in Cuba (and then, of course, as that has been cooked in New York for a few decades, and... Layers on layers!)

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  10. I looooove adding nuts to chinese dishes! So good!

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  11. I don't think I've ever had Dragon Chicken, but it looks like a dish I would love! That sauce is so gorgeously glossy, and I love the addition of cashews!

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  12. We are always looking for new ways to make chicken and this recipe looks like a winner to me! Can't wait to try it, thanks for sharing!

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  13. Yum! Such an appetizing dinner recipe which my whole family will love. Thanks for giving me a great dish idea for our next family gathering, Prasanna! Is there any alternative to using soy sauce?

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