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Tuesday, May 24, 2016


The original recipe for this dish uses chicken wings but I seldom eat chicken wings cos' I feel it is too fatty.
Switching to chicken whole legs is a better option for me.
These fried shrimp paste [belacan] chicken tastes sweet and has the aroma of the belacan.  The spiciness depends on the pepper powder added. 
Overall, I find that it tastes good, a different version from my mum's recipe [here] which has wet belacan paste and some chilli paste.
Recipe adapted from my selected cookbook for Cookbook Countdown Event #5 -Yum Yum Magazine No. 48 [modified]
The marinade ingredien below is enough for 6 chicken wings but I used 2-3 chicken whole legs.
2-3 chicken whole legs - cut bite size pieces
Enough oil for deep frying
Marinade2 tbsp toasted belacan powder
1 1/2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
3 tbsp plain flour
1 1/2 tbsp cornflour
50 ml water 
  1. Put all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Leave to marinate for 2 hours in the fridge.
  2. Heat up enough oil in wok or deep saucepan, deep fry marinated chicken in batches until golden brown and cooked.
  3. Dish up on serving platter lined with salad leaves and garnish with some sliced tomatoes. Serve immediately.

This post is linked to Cookbook Countdown #5 hosted by


Phong Hong said...

Kimmy, thank you for this recipe! I tried one recipe two weeks ago and it was not good. That one had Chinese wine and nam yue added and it tasted funny to me.

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, I always thought that my mum's version is authentic cos' we have been eating it for years. This one has the basic flavour of belacan chicken [belacan flavour, sweet and a little spicy from the pepper powder]. The one you mentioned probably is Nam Yue Fried Chicken which has these 2 ingredients.

Lucky Sign said...

very good. step by step pictures..looks so good and beautiful. thankyou for shearing. Indian Recipe

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Kimmy,
I have always liked dishes with belacan! And your belacan chicken looks very delicious! The aroma must be very nice!

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