IMG_6418i’d eyed on this recipe for eons…. bought all the necessary spices for months but have been so caught up on the to-bake list (i mean the one on top of the initial to-bake list) i totally forgot about this… and so, i told the husband…. what about a budget meal? (-o⌒) when i was frying, my maid and i stared at each other momentarily…. we were like …. this smells exactly like K*C!!

Recipe adapted from Nasi Lemak Lover


IMG_64161.3kg chicken pieces [I use 6 chicken drumsticks, 2 chicken wings, 2 chicken thighs (halved)]

Marinate ingredients
1tbsp oyster sauce
1/2tbsp light soy sauce
2 shallot, grated
½” ginger, grated
2tsp salt
2tsp sugar
White pepper powder

Flour mixture ingredients
300g plain flour
2tsp mixed herbs
1tsp cumin powder
1tsp Sweet Hungarian Paprika
1/4tsp five-spice powder
1tsp salt
Black pepper powder
White pepper powder


鸡肉块 1.3公斤 [我用了6只鸡腿、2只鸡翅、2只琵琶腿(剁成一般)]

蚝油 1大匙
生抽 1/2大匙
姜 1/2寸,磨碎
盐 2小匙
糖 2小匙

普通面粉 300克
混合香草 2小匙
小茴香粉 1小匙
红甜椒粉 1小匙
五香粉 1/4小匙
盐 1小匙

(refer to 月儿妈妈 on coating and frying chicken/想知道如何裹面粉和炸鸡块儿,请参考月儿妈妈的视频)

IMG_6419– Marinate chicken pieces with marinate ingredients for at least 4 hours
鸡肉块儿用调味料腌上自少 4小时

– Mix flour mixture ingredients in a large bowl. Set aside

– When ready to cook, prepare a basin of clean water and a colander

– Toss chicken pieces with flour and press firmly and hard on the chicken as to let more flour stick on chicken pieces

– Place floured chicken pieces in the colander, put the colander in the water and immediately lift it up, remove excess water

– Place wet chicken pieces back to the flour, again toss the chicken with flour and press firmly and hard on the chicken as to let more flour stick on chicken pieces

– Heat enough cooking oil in a pot over medium high heat. Once oil is hot, reduce heat to Low to medium( I use Low heat), then put in the floured chicken pieces, deep fry for 10mins. Then increase heat to High, continue to deep fry for 2-3mins or until golden brown. (** in order to have crunchy crust, chicken pieces must be fully submerged and covered by hot oil. The last 2-3mins deep fry on High heat is to remove oil and to have less oily fried chicken)
锅中将油以中高火加热。烧开后,将火候转至中小火(我用了小火)。放入鸡肉块儿,炸约 10分钟。转换大火,继续炸 2-3分钟或至金黄色 (**如想炸出脆皮效果,必须确保鸡肉块儿完全被热油覆盖着。最后那 2-3分钟大火油炸过程是为了去除多余的油份,如此即可做出较油腻的炸鸡)

– After frying, place chicken on a wire rack to remove excess oil. The fried chicken stayed crisp for at least 1 hour

Personal notes/温馨小贴士:

IMG_6425– i will cut the salt in the flour mix to 1/2 tsp in future as i am using fine sea salt

IMG_6417… and i served these with copycat McDxxxxx’s french fries… stay tuned for the recipe ✩⃛˞(๑ꆨ৺ꉺ๑)
meantime, i’m just gonna crunch away on this succulent chicken

Pollution index: 167 (unhealthy)


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