Awesome fried belacan chicken that is not difficult to prepare. I am not a fan of fried belacan chicken but these fried chicken pieces taste good.
It is aromatic, flavourful and tasty, not savoury with a mild sweetness that is acceptable. The chicken meat is succulent and slightly crispy. Great to snack on and quite addictive.
2 pieces chicken thighs – skin removed/cut into bite size pieces
1.5 tbsp belacan powder
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp cooking wine
1 tsp fish sauce
dash of pepper [optional]
1 tsp chilli powder [optional]
1 tsp sugar [optional]
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp tapioca flour
- Prepare the chicken pieces, drained in colander.
- Marinate with marinade for at least a few hours or overnight. Tastes to fine tune sesasoning. [According to a friend, she marinates the chicken pieces and left them in the freezer. Keeps well for weeks [tastes good when fried].
- Heat enough oil in a wok, fry marinated chicken over medium heat until golden brown and cooked through.
- Fry over high heat for a while before removing.
- Serve hot.