Slow Cooker Mongolian Chicken – Slow Cooking Perfected
This delicious slow cooking Mongolian chicken is loaded with flavor and is always a big hit.
By the time this dish is ready to eat, the chicken will be tender and loaded with the flavor of Mongolian sauce. The sauce has lovely flavors of garlic, ginger, soy, and hoisin sauce. It also has a bit of heat, thanks to the red chili flakes.
This dish originated in China, but is now very popular all over the world. You can do it at home, or you can usually buy it in a good Chinese restaurant.
Traditionally, this recipe is made with beef, but there is no reason why chicken cannot be used. To be honest, I think both versions taste delicious, and it all comes down to what kind of meat you prefer.
What to serve
with Mongolian chicken
There are many different accompaniments that go very well with Mongolian chicken. I’m just going to mention a few ideas of what you can serve with this dish.
Rice is probably the best accompaniment to this dish, as the two combine perfectly. Most types of rice will work well, such as jasmine, basmati, or even brown rice.
Noodles also go great with this delicious dish. There is a wide range of noodles to choose from, such as Hokkien, Chinese noodles, rice noodles and much more. I would choose any of the three I mentioned, but it really comes down to what you prefer.
Sautéed vegetables or fried rice is another excellent accompaniment to this chicken dish. It depends on how much time you have, as any of these require a little more time in the kitchen.
If you want to break with traditional dishes, you can try cooking some mashed potatoes to accompany this dish. Strangely it works and is perfect if none of the other ideas work well.
Be sure to let us know of anything you like to serve with this dish. I’m always interested to hear about your improvements to this recipe.
You can make some small adjustments to this recipe if you wish. I like the recipe without any changes, but here are a couple of suggestions anyway.
You can adjust the sauce in many different ways. For example, you can add a little more sugar if you want it to be sweeter. Another example is to reduce or remove the chili so that it is not so hot.
Vegetables are a great
addition and are a great way to feed more people without spending too much money. Something like broccoli, sliced onions, bell pepper or sugar brooches will work perfectly in this dish. If you want the vegetables to be crispy, add them for the last hour of cooking.
Chicken thigh is my recommendation for slow cooking, as it is less likely to overcook than other cuts. However, you can still use chicken breast or chicken thighs in this dish if you wish. You may want to crush the meat, so that it is covered with as much sauce as possible.
You will have to slightly thicken the sauce. I recommend two tablespoons of cornstarch, but it may not be thick enough. Be careful not to add too much, as the sauce will become super thick and won’t be particularly pleasant.
There are many more ways to customize this recipe, so if you have any suggestions, be sure to leave a comment at the bottom of this page.
You will rarely have leftovers as this dish is super delicious and will be devoured in minutes. However, if you’re done with leftovers, they’re great for lunch or dinner the next day.
Leftovers should last about three days in the refrigerator or six months in the freezer. I recommend storing it in an airtight container so that it maintains the best quality for as long as possible.
I have prepared a video that will take you through the steps on how to make Mongolian chicken in the slow cooker. If you prefer a written recipe, immediately below the video is the full recipe.
More slow cooker
We have many more Asian inspired slow cooker recipes worth making. I’ll mention a couple that I highly recommend you try.
Slow-cooked pork belly has crispy skin along with tender meat that will melt in the mouth. It has a honey and soy glaze that adds a ton of flavor. I highly recommend trying this dish.
Another dish I love to recommend is beef and broccoli. It has a wonderful sauce that will make you back up for seconds or even thirds. It’s one of my favorite dishes and it’s very easy to make.
hope you enjoy this slow cooking Mongolian chicken as much as I do. If you have any comments, feel free to leave a comment below.