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

  1. Prepare the chicken pieces, drained in colander. 
  2. 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].
  3. Heat enough oil in a wok, fry marinated chicken over medium heat until golden brown and cooked through.
  4. Fry over high heat for a while before removing.
  5. Serve hot.

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