Although the name of this dish says Mongolian Chicken, none of the ingredients or method of preparation are really Mongolian. Mongolian simply implies that this is an exotic dish. Nonetheless, this dish is so good, you won’t be disappointed if you try it. Usually it’s made with beef but I wanted to make mine with chicken so chicken it is. Also I used skinless boneless chicken thighs instead of chicken breast, but either one will work just fine.
I used to be scared to try and cook these types of dishes, primarily because the list of ingredients would scare me off. But then I realized it’s not so bad, it’s actually quite easy. I stocked my pantry with a few “Chinese” ingredients, if you want to call them that, such as soy sauce, fish sauce, hoisin sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, things I wouldn’t normally cook with, but I always have these on hand now. Making the sauces for these dishes is actually pretty easy, it usually involves just mixing these ingredients together. So if you’ve never attempted cooking any type of Asian food, I think you should try it, you might enjoy it.
There are three parts to making this dish, frying the chicken, making the sauce and cooking the vegetables then just toss everything together. It’s fairly simple and quick. I love the flavors of this dish and you can spice it up as much as you’re willing to.