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This easy Mongolian chicken recipe has the most delicious sweet and savory sauce! It's ready in under 30 minutes.

Easy Mongolian Chicken

This Mongolian chicken recipe is fast, easy, delicious, and better than takeout! It can be on your table in under half an hour. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian American
Keyword Mongolian chicken recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2 large chicken breasts cut into bite-size pieces
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup (packed) brown sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • Scallions chopped, to taste


  • Prep your chicken and add it to a large ZipLoc bag along with the cornstarch. Toss until coated.
  • Add the sauce ingredients (brown sugar, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sriracha, and water) to a small bowl and whisk together.
  • Add the oil to a skillet, along with the chicken. Give it a stir and cook it over medium-high heat for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is no longer pink on the outside.
  • Pour the sauce into the skillet and reduce the heat to medium. Cook for a few more minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened.
  • Serve with rice and garnish with scallions if you wish.


  • The ginger is much easier to grate if it's frozen. I always keep some fresh ginger in the freezer and I use my Microplane grater/zester to easily grate it.
  • Use 2 larger or 3 smaller chicken breasts.