Crispy Fried Chicken

with Sambal Belacan

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Indulge in a beautiful golden brown crispy fried chicken, served with a sambal belacan that will give you a massive kick to your taste buds!

Let's start cooking!

Sambal belacan sauce

Step 1 - Make sambal belacan

  • In a blender, add green chili padi and large red chili and blend until smooth. Set aside.

    Adjust the level of spice by adding or removing the amount of chili padi.
  • In a pan on medium heat, break up and fry belacan until fragrant.

  • In the same pan, add the blended chili paste, tamarind paste, calamansi juice, ½ Tbsp salt and 2 Tbsp brown sugar and fry for 5 minutes. Set aside.

Chicken in marinade

Step 2 - Marinate chicken

  • In a blender, add lemongrass, ginger, galangal, turmeric root, garlic, fennel seeds, cumin seeds and coriander seeds until a smooth consistency is achieved.
  • If mixture is not blending well, use vegetable oil to help you achieve a smooth paste.
  • In a mixing bowl, add the chicken, ½ Tbsp salt, ½ Tbsp white pepper, ½ Tbsp brown sugar and 2 Tbsp corn flour and marinade.
  • Mix well until chicken is evenly coated. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
    Add more flavor and save time by marinating the chicken the night before
Deep-fried chicken

Step 3 - Deep-fry chicken

  • In a pot, heat up enough oil for deep frying.
  • Deep-fry the marinated chicken pieces until golden brown.
  • Drain fried chicken on a paper towel lined plate.

Plate and serve!

Deep fried chicken served with sambal belacan in a bowl

Serve fried chicken with sambal belacan on the side.

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