Feb 25, 2014

Dragon Chicken Recipe - Restaurant Style

I tasted this in a restaurant called as lynns. It is to die for, tasted so heavenly. As i was enjoying it, i tried to identify some of the ingredients which they have added in it. And the next day i tried it. And to my surprise it turned out so yummy. 

I made singapore fried rice the same day and served it with that. Will surely share that recipe soon. The taste of this comes from the crispy cashews, so add a good amount of it. So try this recipe and let me know how it turned out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Marinating Time : 15 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves : 3 to 4


Boneless Chicken Breast - 500 grams(cut into thin strips)
Coriander leaves or Spring Onion for garnishing (finely chopped)
Oil for Deep frying

For Marination:
Dark Soya Sauce - 1 tsp
Red Chilli Paste - 2 tsp (ground up dry red chilli)
Egg - 1
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1/2 cup
Corn Flour / Corn Starch - 1/4 cup
Ginger Garlic Paste  - 1 tblspn
Salt to taste
Pepper - 1 tsp
Ajinomoto / Msg - 1 tsp (optional)

For Sauce:
Oil - 1 tblspn
Dry Red Chilli - 3
Cashews - 4 tblspn broken into small pieces
Onion - 1 large sliced thinly
Capsicum / Bell Peppers - 1 sliced thinly
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tblspn
Red Chilli Paste - 1 tsp (ground up dry red chilli)
Dark Soya sauce - 1 tsp
Tomato Ketchup - 2 tblspn
Salt to taste
Ajinomoto /Msg - 1 tsp (optional)
Sugar - 1 tsp


Take chicken in a bowl and add all the marination ingredients. Mix well and let it marinate for 15  mins. Now heat some oil for deepfrying. When the oil is hot drop the chicken in oil and fry till golden. Drain and set aside.

Now heat oil in a frying pan. Add in dry red chilli and cashews and fry till the cashew turn golden brown.

Now add in onions and bell peppers and toss well in the oil.

Add in ginger garlic paste and saute for a min.

Now add in red chilli paste, soy sauce, tomato ketchup, salt, ajinomoto, sugar and mix well.

Cook this for a couple of mins till the water evaporates and sauce thickens.

Now add in the fried chicken and toss well in the sauce. Add in chopped coriander or springonion and mix well.

Serve hot.

Take all your ingredients

Cut chicken into thin strips

Add in salt and pepper (and ajinomoto if using)

add in soy sauce

red chilli paste

add in ginger garlic paste

add in a egg

cornflour and plain all purpose flour

mix well and let it marinate

heat oil for deep frying

drop chicken in hot oil

fry till golden


set aside till use
heat oil in a frying pan

add in cashews and dry red chilli

add in sliced onions and capsicum

saute till translucent

add in ginger garlic paste

saute till light golden

add in red chilli paste

add in tomato ketchup

add in soy sauce

now goes, some salt, sugar and ajinomoto (if using)

mix well

cook till the sauce thickens

add the fried chicken

toss well in the masala

add in coriander leaves



Dipti Joshi said... Best Blogger Tips

Really awesome starter. Love the bright red color you have got.

Venisri Senthan said... Best Blogger Tips

Used to have this chicken dish in a restaurant here. Really spicy and delicious. Yours look exactly the same dear...wow!!!

chhavi kusum said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks really yummy!!! I sm going to be trying it pretty soon!!!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Your recipes are very yummy ! What is red chilli paste and where can it be purchased ?

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Simply awesome and tempting looking dragon chicken. Wonderfully prepared.

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AnonymousRed Chilli Paste is nothing but, dry red chillies soaked in hot water for 10 mins. Then drain it and grind it to a paste

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for the reply! Im gonna make this tomorrow with your garlic noodles and fried rice recipe !

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I cooked yesterday for the first time & everybody liked it...... :-)

Sumathi Thirumugam said... Best Blogger Tips

An awesome Recipe..
Tried a dish with Chicken for the first time and came out very well..
Thanks a lot..

Sudha G said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow...looks soo yummy ....gng to try this today ....,thanks for the recipe .....

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I tried this aarthi... It tasted awesome... Loved it.. Thank you dear.... SUMI

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Yum recipe..thnx for posting..!!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Super..thank u 4 posting

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I have tried this several times super hit with my family. I of course go easy on the red chills as kids love this dish too!!

usha said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome recipe ..tasted very good..thanks..

Anudath Brahmadathan said... Best Blogger Tips

Good recipe and well presented. I made it today and tasted so nice. Thank you

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Don't use msg in ur dishes pls it's not good for health

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

You are doing a great job ! One small suggestion.
Kindly change your yummy tummy logo. To something better than Piggie.

Filwakn said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey Aarthi... I made this with Singapore fried rice it turned out yummm.... My hubby loved it.... Grt. Combination.... Thanx for putting ur. Combinations too...

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

good recipe aarthi...made it last Sunday ...it came out very good...the way you presented the dish is really colorful found some interesting points in your blog let me tell you point wise..
1.step by step pictorial explanation
2.showing almost all south Indian and Chinese recipes in one blog
3.giving replies almost for all the doubts
4. making me feel hungry by posting wonderful pics.

Prakrithi Dh said... Best Blogger Tips

i tried this...Everyone liked it..Thanks for the recipe...:)Hoping to try out more recipes..:)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I like your recipe

sneha said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome recipe..just tried it...turned out fantastic :)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for this recipe what can I substitute ajinimoto with.. I really want to add something instead of that

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anonymousu can skip that. Add extra ginger and garlic

Abhijit Roy said... Best Blogger Tips

Aarthi, the recipe is awesome and magical. My wife and me prepared it and couldn't believe such a nice dish would come out. Our children also wowed! Thanks for your efforts.

Adila said... Best Blogger Tips

Tried this dish..turned out really well and my family loved it...shall make it when guests come visiting..thanks a lot for posting it.

P.P.Roy said... Best Blogger Tips

Fantastic dish Aarthi. The dish is really Yummy. Thanks for sharing this. Keep up all the good work.

Partha Roy said... Best Blogger Tips

Fantastic dish Aarthi. This is really Yummy and thanks for sahring this.

Swetha B said... Best Blogger Tips

! Made just now really came out yummy especially my dad thank you for posting such wonderful recipes :)

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