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Prawn Paste Chicken Recipe

Prawn Paste Chicken Recipe
  • Category

    Deep Frying

  • Cusine



1 whole chicken, about 3 pounds

1/4 cup har cheong

2 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar

1 tablespoon oyster sauce

1/2 cup cornstarch

2 quarts peanut oil

Chili sauce to serve on the side


each leg cut into 2 pieces, each thigh cut into 3 pieces, wing tip separated from wing drumette, each bone-in breast cut into 4 pieces total . Whisk har cheong, 1/4 cup water, sugar, and oyster sauce until smooth. Add chicken pieces to bowl and toss to coat thoroughly. Cover and chill for 3 hours, stirring occasionally to evenly marinate chicken. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat to 375°F. Adjust heat to maintain temperature. Working in batches, remove chicken pieces from shrimp paste mixture and pat lightly with paper towels. Dredge well in cornstarch. Cook until chicken is golden and cooked through , 4 to 6 minutes. Remove chicken with slotted spoon and transfer to paper towel lined plate. Heat oil to 375°F. Working in batches, return chicken to oil and cook until deep golden, about 2 minutes more. Transfer to paper towel lined plate and serve immediately with chili sauce on the side.