Chinese-Inspired Fried Chicken

    8 hours 50 min

    Chicken thighs are marinated in a delicious mix of oriental ingredients, then dredged and fried to perfection. This chicken is finger licking good! Serve with salad, rice, mashed potatoes or anything you fancy.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 4 eggs
    • 4 tablespoons cornflour
    • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 120g glutinous rice flour
    • 4 teaspoons salt
    • 4 spring onions, chopped
    • 4 tablespoons oyster sauce
    • 2.25kg boneless chicken thighs, cut in half
    • 475ml vegetable oil, for deep frying

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Extra time:8hr marinating  ›  Ready in:8hr50min 

    1. Combine eggs, cornflour, sugar, garlic, rice flour, salt, spring onions and oyster sauce in a large bowl. Mix well. Stir in the chicken thighs, making sure to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Remove from refrigerator about 10 minutes prior to frying.
    2. Heat oil in a deep-fat fryer or large saucepan to 190 degrees C.
    3. Cook chicken in the hot oil in batches, until golden brown and no longer pink inside.

    Glutinous rice flour

    Is also known as sweet rice flour. It can be found in Chinese/Oriental stores or online.

    Cook's note

    This recipe can be gluten free, if you can find gluten-free oyster sauce.

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    We loved this chicken. Very easy to make and very, very tasty. Thanks for posting this recipe  -  10 Feb 2015


    This was excellent! I did modify slightly. I used chicken breasts cut into bite-sized pieces. I could not find mochiko (didn't have time to go to an Asian market), but I followed the directions otherwise- except subbed teriyaki for the oyster sauce- and then just before frying, I tossed the pieces with Panko. The whole family loved it- this will go on my 'make often' list for sure!  -  20 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    great authentic recipe. I use soy sauce instead of oyster sauce and added some minced ginger (about 1TBS) also cut chicken in bite sized pieces  -  06 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)