Chinese Fried Chicken Recipe



  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup sweet potato starch
  • 1/4 cup corn starch

For Seasoning:

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp 5 spice powder
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • oil for  frying

How to make Chinese Fried Chicken:

  • To prep the chicken breasts, butterfly them, and pound them with a meat pounder until they’re evenly flat.
    In a large bowl, mix minced garlic, soy sauce, soy sauce , sugar, half of the 5 spice powder, white pepper.
  • Marinate the chicken in this sauce overnight.
    Next day, add egg yolk and corn starch into the marinated chicken and mix it well.
  • This is what keeps the coating from separating from the chicken.
    On a plate, mix sweet potato starch, rest of the 5 spice powder, and garlic powder.
  • This is the coating for the fried chicken.
    Place the marinated chicken breasts on the plate one by one and coat it completely with the mix.
  • Let it sit for about 5 mins before frying so that the sweet potato starch has time to stick onto the chicken.
    Heat a pot of frying oil under medium heat.
  • Make sure the oil is not bubbling or else it will cook the meat too fast.
  • If you’re using a deep fryer, do not exceed 160 C or 320 F.
    Fry the chicken until golden brown and remove from the oil.
  • Turn the heat to high or around 180 C or 360 F.
  • Dip the fried chicken back in to the hot oil for about 10 seconds to give it crispiness.
  • Place it on a metal rack to drain out the excess oil, then cut it up to serve.
  • Chinese Fried Chicken is ready to serve.
  • Serve hot.
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