Mandarin Chicken

Mandarin Chicken created by nineteen84

This is very similar to the Mandarin chicken served in the malls, except I use white meat chicken. Boneless chicken thighs are what the restaurant uses. It's quick, easy and delicious. Sometimes I'll make this, then a quick trip to the local Chinese take-out for vegetable lo mein and eggrolls for a cheap, tasty Chinese meal that's almost homemade. You'll be amazed at how authentic this tastes! *Note: I have adjusted the amount of sugar to reflect comments written in reviews. If you like it sweet, use the full 2/3 cup.

Ready In:
40mins
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ingredients

  • 1 whole boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 4 equal pieces (1lb)
  • vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 23 cup sugar (or less, according to taste)
  • 14 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 12 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • 12 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 14 cup water
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch

directions

  • Spray chicken breasts with vegetable oil spray.
  • Grill chicken breasts 4-6 minutes per side or until done (chicken should be brown in spots).
  • Chop chicken into bite size pieces, set aside.
  • Combine sugar, soy sauce, lemon juice, oil, garlic and ginger in a small saucepan.
  • Heat over medium until sugar is dissolved, stirring often.
  • Bring to boil.
  • Combine cornstarch and water.
  • Add to sauce pan, stirring often.
  • Reduce heat and simmer 4-6 minutes or until sauce thickens.
  • Pour chicken into a large frying pan over medium heat.
  • Heat until chicken sizzles, then reduce heat and pour sauce over the chicken.
  • Heat through.
  • Serve over white rice.
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"This is very similar to the Mandarin chicken served in the malls, except I use white meat chicken. Boneless chicken thighs are what the restaurant uses. It's quick, easy and delicious. Sometimes I'll make this, then a quick trip to the local Chinese take-out for vegetable lo mein and eggrolls for a cheap, tasty Chinese meal that's almost homemade. You'll be amazed at how authentic this tastes! *Note: I have adjusted the amount of sugar to reflect comments written in reviews. If you like it sweet, use the full 2/3 cup."
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  1. katrina m.
    I added orange oil and put a quarter of the sugar. Delicious! I also used the same recipe for my tofu (since my family eats meat but I don't), it was just as good. Thank you!
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  2. Caroline F.
    I was in a rush so didn't read the reviews. I added less than half the sugar and even my sweet tooth kids thought it was disgustingly sweet. Sorry but I ended up throwing it away and making everyone sandwiches.
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  3. Caroline F.
    Cut the sugar by more than half.
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  4. Alyssa-Jacob
    This was super delicious and quite easy to make...
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  5. Tara H.
    Mandarin Chicken Created by Tara H.
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