Baked Mongolian Chicken – One Pan

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
5 from 5 reviews

Asian food recipes Chicken

Cook time Cook time: 20 minutes

Baked Mongolian Chicken is the perfect combo of sweet and savory. A very easy dish, made in one pan and baked instead of fried.

We love a good chicken recipe that is easy to make during a busy weeknight. We have quite a large variety of them, like our popular Instant Pot Orange ChickenInstant Pot Tuscan Chicken or Creamy Parmesan Mushroom Chicken.

Baked Mongolian Chicken

Baked Mongolian Chicken is easily made in one pan with just a few ingredients. You get all the amazing flavors of mongolian chicken, without any deep frying, which makes this meal so much lighter. Brown sugar and lots of garlic create the most amazing sweet and savory combo, just how I like it. The chicken can be marinated in the same pan, so it goes from fridge to oven. You can swap the chicken breast for chicken thighs if you want. I also roasted some red onions in the sauce, and they turned out juicy and very tasty. Served with rice on the side, this will become your go-to weeknight dinner!

This Instant Pot Mongolian Chicken is one of my most popular recipes and it has rave reviews. I was getting so many requests to make a Baked Mongolian Chicken recipe, for those who don’t own a pressure cooker! Here it is, my friends, all for you!

Why You’ll Enjoy this Baked Mongolian Chicken

  • Firstly, it is easy to make and it takes only around 30 minutes!
  • Also, only one pot to clean.
  • The dish is packed with amazing flavors and lean protein.
  • In addition, it is perfect for busy weeknights and also for entertaining guests.
  • You will have delicious left overs.

One Pan Baked Mongolian Chicken Recipe Tips

  • Firstly, use organic chicken breasts or organic chicken thighs.
  • Also, I left the chicken to marinate in the baking dish, you can also use a ziplock bag if you prefer. If you choose to marinate it directly into the baking dish, leave the dish on the counter at room temperature for 1 hour before baking. Because the chicken and the dish will be cold when removed from the fridge. This is very important, especially if you are using a glass baking dish.
  • In addition, Mongolian Chicken is usually made with lots of brown sugar. However, I have reduced it here to 1/2 cup. If you prefer you can use less, but it will change the flavors in the recipe.
  • If you don’t have fresh ginger on hand, use 1 tablespoon of ginger powder. But keep in mind that fresh ginger is more flavorful, so try to get some.
  • Using red onions in the recipe is totally optional, but they are really good roasted in that sauce.
  • I have used lots of garlic, as it adds such a nice flavor, if you are not a fan, feel free to reduce the amount.
  • Serve over rice or noodles with steamed veggies on the side.

What is best to serve with Baked Mongolian Chicken

  • White or Brown Rice
  • Vegetable such as broccoli, asparagus or bok choy
  • Noodles

Can I make this recipe with Chicken Thighs?

Yes, follow the same recipe instructions, you will have to bake the chicken it a little longer for 20-25 minutes.

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Oven Baked Mongolian Chicken

Oven Baked Mongolian Chicken is the perfect combo of sweet and savory. A very easy dish, made in one pan and baked instead of fried.

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 6
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Total time: 30 mins





Nutrition information

0 Calories: 287 Carbohydrates: 25 Protein: 27 Fat: 7 Saturated Fat: 1 Cholesterol: 72 Sodium: 1226 Potassium: 582 Fiber: 1 Sugar: 19 Vitamin A: 175 Vitamin C: 6.4 Calcium: 51 Iron: 1.4
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This looks so delicious and easy, too! Perfect weeknight meal :)


Thank you :)



Okay, I've never had mongolian chicken, but this looks incredible! This is the kind of thing my husband and I like to make together, so we'll have to try this.


Christi (from

This looks AMAZING! Oh my goodness I need to make these ASAP!



Wow, this looks delicious! You are one up on me, we had roast chickens for dinner, and I just use jarred sauces that I buy in Chinatown. I am going to have to try your recipe, it looks delectable!


melissa chapman

That chicken looks great and the sauce sounds like it will taste so special. I know this recipe will be a new treat and a new favorite.



I love simple but delicious meals! Mongolian chicken sounds like a great choice for any night of the week.


Rika Livingston

Look amazing! I love Mongolian style dish, I am sure the sauce tastes delicious.



It's been a while since I've had mongolian chicken. That would be a great dinner for next week. Thanks for the idea.


Jenn @ EngineerMommy

This chicken dish looks so delicious. I love how easy it is to prepare too.


Lizzie Lau

My mouth was watering over those roasted red onions! I can't wait to try cooking baked Mongolian chicken.


Gervin Khan

Wow, this recipe looks really delicious and easy to make and this deserves to have a 5 star ratings.


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