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Salted Egg Yolk Chicken | Batter Fried Chicken in Egg Yolk Sauce


Salted Egg Yolk Chicken is a delicious and rich tasting fried chicken in a special creamy sauce that is very popular and trendy here in Singapore. The salted egg yolk sauce is also used in many other dishes, prawns, crabs, rice etc…

Salted eggs are a preserved food product, very common in Chinese cooking. Duck Eggs or Chicken Eggs are soaked in brine or packed in salted charcoal to preserve them. The eggs are sold in the supermarket, often covered with a thick layer of salted charcoal paste. Sometimes, they are sold with the salted paste, removed and vacuum packed. I have seen salted eggs in Philippines cuisine as well, where they undergo a similar process. These are dyed pink to be be distinguished from the fresh eggs.

I was introduced to cooking with these by my friend in Singapore, Michelle. These preserved eggs have a briny aroma and the yolk is bright orange in color as well as firm textured!  The whites are quite salty and the yolk has a rich and less salty flavor. There are many dishes that use these salted eggs, and are popularly used in the Chinese Mooncakes. The salted eggs, from chicken taste somewhat different, the yolk being less rich. Do check out the step by step pics in brief or the full video below.

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Salted Egg Yolk Chicken


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Recipe Name: Salted Egg Yolk Chicken
Recipe Type: Chicken / Singapore
Author: Shana c/o Recipes ‘R’ Simple
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Yield: (4 servings)

The salted egg yolk sauce is really popular in Zi Char dishes! Zi Char ( ZCze Char/Tze Char/Zhu Chao) is a term used to  describe Chinese home-style dishes cooked to order. They are cooked quickly in very hot woks , usually. They are wallet friendly and mouth watering!


Step by Step in Brief with Pictures:


For the batter fried chicken:

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For the delicious Salted Egg Yolk Sauce:

  • Separate the ‘salted’ egg yolk from the whites. (We only need the yolk). To remove the charcoal paste from the salted eggs (if present), simply scrape gently and place under running tap water. (Be gently – remember – its a raw egg shell under there).

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    The salted egg yolks are bright orange and are slightly firm in texture

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  • Remove from wok and serve immediately.
  • This dish is great served over a bed of lettuce as an appetizer or as a side with rice or noodle dishes.
  • Use up any extra, cut up into a free garden salad with lettuce, leaves and tomato.. A squeeze of lime adds a great flavor to the chicken too.
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Key Ingredients: Chicken, Salted Egg Yolks, Egg, Tapioca Flour, Sweet Potato Flour, Garlic, Curry Leaves, Oil, Butter, Salt, Pepper, Chilli Flakes.



Let us know if you tried –  Salted Egg Yolk Chicken | Batter Fried Chicken in Egg Yolk Sauce


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  1. Avatar Jessica 3 months ago

    Hi, I tried making this and it was delicious! But i kinda dry, how do you make more creamy salted egg sauce?

    • Hi Jessica! Thanks for trying!
      The sauce is ready once it foams up .. try to avoid cooking it for . long.. also if you like the creaminess, add 2 Tbsp of evaporated milk as It foams up. Also of course fry the chicken only till done as over fried Chicken will always give the dry taste.. hope this helps. Have a great week 🐝

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