Mongolian Chicken


Takeout Chinese is always delicious, but it's not always the best for you. This recipe for Mongolian Chicken is one of the best healthy chicken recipes because it allows you to enjoy Chinese food in a guilt-free way. This recipe incorporates easy and healthy ingredient swaps (such as replacing regular flour with quinoa flour), which makes this dish more nutritious without taking away the sweet and savory flavor. Just because you're eating healthy doesn't mean that you have to give up some of your favorite foods. Chinese food is almost everyone's favorite takeout food, but it's even better when you make your own homemade Chinese food recipes!

This recipe will take you about 20 minutes to complete from start to finish. Check out this food video to see Rocky make this healthy chicken recipe!



  • 16 ounces chicken
  • 1/4 cup quinoa flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup green onions
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. First, combine the water and brown sugar until the brown sugar is dissolved. Then, add your low-sodium soy sauce and a tablespoon of red chili pepper flakes. Put this mixture off to the side.
  2. Cut your chicken into bite size pieces and toss in a bowl with your quinoa flour. (You can also use arrow root, corn starch, or any flour of your choosing to thicken your sauce.)
  3. Spray down a skillet with olive oil spray, then heat. Add your garlic. After sautéing for a few seconds, add your ginger.
  4. Now, add in the chicken. Once your chicken is cooked through, add the soy sauce mixture.
  5. Let it cook until the sauce reduces down and thickens up. While you're waiting for your sauce to thicken, chop up your green onions.
  6. Once sauce thickens, you're ready to plate your Mongolian Chicken. As a finishing touch, sprinkle with some green onions. You can serve your Mongolian Chicken with Quinoa.

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Slightly too spicy and salty for my taste. I'd make it again and just adjust those things. I loved the texture though. It was definitely filling!

A great combo of sweet and spicy! I'd use less ginger and maybe less chili flake next time.

I'm big on garlic and ginger flavors and this dish definitely had a lot of that. It had just the right amount of spiciness but it can easily be modified by amount of crushed red pepper flakes you put in. Be aware though, a little goes a long way! Would make again.

This was SO good. It had lots of flavor, but it wasn't too spicy. Great recipe, I'd definitely try it again.

Coming from someone who is a wimp with spicy foods, this recipe had a bit of a kick to it. However, the flavor was AMAZING! Because this chicken was delicious, I didn't even mind that it was a bit spicy.

They are only using the flour for thickening so you can use corn starch or arrowroot thicken your sauce like they stated in the recipe. I had to read it twice too.

what is quinoa flour? Do I find that by the regular flour?


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