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Dragon Chicken
By : Chandri Bhat
Category : Chicken, Other recipes
Servings : 2
Time Taken : 15-30 mins
Rating :
Method
  1. Dice the chicken thigh into 1 cm cubes.
  2. Season with salt.
  3. Pour lightly beaten egg over it.
  4. Sprinkle enough cornflour to coat the pieces.
  5. Deep fry them in hot oil.
  6. Drain and reserve.

For Sauce:

  1. Melt butter.
  2. Fry garlic till fragrant.
  3. Add all the ingredients up to cashew nuts.
  4. Mix corn flour in chicken stock and add.
  5. Simmer till thick.
  6. Pour over the chicken and serve at once.

This recipe can be made healthier by

  • Substituting skinned chicken breast for thigh.
  • Using boiled chicken instead of deep frying.
  • Avoid the egg , especially the yolk (egg whites are good, but we do not need them for improved version)
  • Add some vegetables. It will add to the volume, increase the fiber and nutritional value.
  • Use oats to thicken the sauce instead of corn flour. Oats is rich in soluble fiber which helps to reduce cholesterol in the blood and lowers the GI of the dish.
  • Use Soya or olive oil instead of butter.
  • Use Roasted almonds instead of fried cashew nuts. Almonds are rich in omega 3
  • Use chicken stock skimmed of fat. For this keep the chicken stock in refrigerator till the fat solidifies on top. Skim away the fat and use the stock.

Healthier Version:

  1. Heat oil in a non stick fry pan.
  2. Fry garlic till fragrant.
  3. Stir fry all the vegetables till tender crisp.
  4. Add all the ingredients till roasted almond.
  5. Remove from fire.
  6. Cook oats in chicken stock for 2-3 minutes and pour over the chicken and vegetable mixture and serve immediately.
Ingredients:
Original Recipe:
bone less chicken thighs - 4
egg - 1, lightly beaten
corn flour to coat
oil to deep fry
salt to taste

For Sauce:
butter - 2 tbsp
minced garlic - 2 tsp
chili flakes - 1 tsp
tomato sauce - 2 tbsp
lime juice - 1 tsp
fried cashew nuts - 3 tbsp
chicken stock - 1 cup
corn flour - 1 tbsp
msg - a pinch
sugar - a pinch
salt to taste

Healthier Version:
soya or olive oil - 1 tbsp
minced garlic - 2 tsp
carrot - � cup, thinly sliced
capsicum - � cup, diced
leeks - � cup, sliced
cooked chicken breast - 1 � cup, flake
chili flakes - 1 tsp
tomato sauce - 2 tbsp
lime juice - 1 tsp
roasted almonds - 3 tbsp
skimmed chicken stock - 1 cup
quick cooking oats - 2 tbsp
msg - a pinch
sugar - a pinch
salt to taste


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