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Dragon Chicken Dry

Prep Time: 16-20 mins I Cooking Time: 40-50 mins I Serving: 2-3

Ingredients :-

For Chicken Marinade :-

250 g Chicken (boneless and skin off cut into strips)

1 cup/ 125 g All Purpose Flour/Maida

½ cup/ 60 g Corn Flour/Cornstarch

Salt to taste

1 tsp Red Chilli Powder

1 tsp Coriander Powder

Water (enough to make a thick batter/coating)

For deep frying :-

Veg Oil (enough for deep frying)

For Stir Fry :-

1.5 tbsp Veg Oil

3-4 Red Chilli (dried and roughly chopped)

8-10 Garlic Cloves (finely chopped)

1 inch Ginger (chopped)

10-12 /30 g Cashew Nuts (roasted)

1 Onion, large-sized (cut into quarters and separate)

Salt to taste

1 tsp Black Pepper Powder

1 tsp Sugar (powdered)

2 tsp Soy Sauce

1 tsp Vinegar(white)

1.5 tsp Red Chilli Sauce(Sriracha)

2 tsp Tomato Ketchup

1 tsp Sesame Seeds (toasted/roasted)

Method :-

For marinating :-

In a large bowl add chicken pcs + all purpose flour + corn flour + salt + red Chilli powder + coriander powder + water (add little at a time). Mix well and make a thick coating. Combine until all the chicken pieces are well coated

Refrigerate, covered for about 30 minutes

For frying :-

In a large pan/kadai, heat the vegetable oil to 375 degree F / 190 degree C. Once hot, slide coated chicken pieces, a few at a time, into hot oil and deep-fry the coated chicken pieces in batches for about 4-5 minutes on low-medium flame and then flip over to fry the other side for another 3-4 minutes. Do not overcrowd. Separate the chicken pieces with the help of a fork/ chopstick and keep stirring for even cooking

Lower down the flame and with the help of a slotted spoon, dish out and place on an absorbent paper

Similarly, fry the remaining coated chicken pieces

While the chicken pieces rests, heat the oil again to medium flame (425 degree). Re-fry the chicken for another 5-7 minutes until golden and crisp. Keep stirring

Drain the fried chicken on an absorbent paper.

For Stir Fry :-

Heat 1.5 tbsp oil in a non-stick pan. Add the chopped dried red chillies to the pan and stir for 1-2 mins on medium flame

Add chopped Garlic + Ginger to the pan and stir for 2-3 mins. Add cashew nuts to the pan and stir for another 1-2 mins on medium flame

Next add onion to the pan and sauté until translucent high flame

Add salt + black pepper powder + sugar to the pan. Mix well and stir for 2-3 mins on high flame

Add fried chicken + vinegar + red chilli sauce + tomato ketchup. Mix well; stir-fry for 1-2 minutes on high flame and switch off the gas

Garnish with toasted sesame seeds.

Time to Taste:)

Enjoy with drink of your choice


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