Rice Flour Chicken (Crisp and Crunchy Batter)
I got this recipe while watching my Malaysian roommate cook years ago. Personally I like it best with smaller bits of chicken, great for taking to pot-luck dinners or picnics :) I didn't count the marinading time in the preparation time. Makes far more/less pieces depending on size of pieces used. NOTE: I forgot to make it clear in my instruction that this works best with either small chunks of chicken fillet or chicken wings, and suits pieces that will cook quickly above those that require a longer cooking time, I hope that this clarification helps :)
- Ready In:
- 1 - 1 1⁄2 kg chicken piece
- 2 -3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon five-spice powder
- 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
- 1 onion (chopped)
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil (optional)
- 2 cups rice flour
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 -2 tablespoon baking powder
- Make the soy sauce, honey, spice powder, garlic, onion and sesame oil into a marinade mixture.
- Add the chicken pieces for at least 2 hours, but even better, overnight.
- Mix batter ingredients with enough water to form a*thick* batter.
- If not crunchy when fried add slightly more baking powder.
- Dip marinaded chicken into batter and deep fry until cooked and golden brown.
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This was really good. Loved the marinade. Even though the batter was a little different than what I've made before(turned out frothy), the crust was really nice and crunchy. I used boneless/skinless chicken breasts and made bite sized cubes. Cooked up great. I served chinese plum sauce and spicy chinese mustard as for dipping sauces.These make great little appetizers. I think the batter would make really good fish batter, too. Thanks, Kiwi, for an easy and delicious recipe. I'll definatly make this again and recommend this. LeeAnn
This was pretty good, we loved the marinade. We weren't real crazy about the batter but we did like the crunchy effect it gave it. I used chicken thighs bone in. I had to cut the chicken to see if it was done quite often and needed to cook a bit longer so the edges of the batter got overdone. I will make the marinade again but probably not the batter. Thanks for posting