Chicken Manchurian
This Indo-Chinese Chicken Manchurian recipe is very popular on the Indian sub-continent. It's like Sweet & Sour Chicken with extra ZING!
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  • 300 g (10 oz) chicken breast, cut into small-ish pieces
For the Marinade
  • ½ egg, beaten
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch (cornflour)
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • ½ tsp garlic & ginger paste
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • Pinch of chilli powder
For the sauce
  • 125 ml (4 fl oz) chicken stock (or water)
  • 6 spring onions (scallions) cut into 2 cm (1") pieces
  • 1 red chilli, cut in half lengthways
  • 1 green chilli, diced
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp garlic & ginger paste
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  1. Mix the marinade ingredients together and add the chicken. Stir well to ensure the chicken is coated. Marinate in the 'fridge for about 30 minutes.
  2. Drop the chicken pieces into hot oil (170-180°C) and deep-fry for 3-4 minutes until golden brown.
Prepare the sauce
  1. Heat the oil in a pan over a medium heat. Add the red and green chillis, the spring onions and the garlic & ginger paste. Stir-fry for 1 minute.
  2. Add the tomato paste, ketchup and sugar. Lower the heat slightly and continue to stir-fry for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the water/stock and simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Dissolve the cornstarch in a tbsp of water and add it to the sauce. Stir well.
  5. Season with salt and a dash of soy sauce then add the fried chicken pieces. Stir well and simmer gently for another 3-4 minutes before serving.
Titli's Tips
Garnish with some chopped spring onions and serve with egg fried rice.

You are not limited to chicken with this dish. If you can "Sweet & Sour" it you can also "Manchurian" it!

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Calories 487 24%
Calories from Fat 269
Total Fat 29.9g 46%
Saturated Fat 6.6g 32%
Unsaturated Fat 21.9g
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate 19.0g 6%
Dietary Fibre 2.4g 9%
Sugars 6.5g
Protein 36.7g 73%
Cholesterol 138.8mgs 46%
Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.