Taiwanese Fried Chicken – A copy cat of the popular street snack

Taiwanese Fried Chicken

Taiwan Fried Chicken

Taiwan Fried Chicken

This Taiwanese Fried Chicken is a popular street snack is just so good. Good News is that it can be made at home with ease. Yes!  You found the copy cat recipe here! It’s the double dipping of wet and dry batter that makes them so  perfectly yummy. The perfect crunch ! These crispy treats fly off the plate! Serve Hot! 

Taiwanese Fried Chicken


For the marinade:

  • Taiwanese Fried Chicken preparation600 gms chicken breast  flattened with a mallet evenly and cut into long strips.
  • 2 Tbsp hsiao hsing rice wine OR Apple Juice
  • 2 Tbsp Light soy sauce
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Paprika/chilly powder(mild)
  • Marinate all of the above→ ½ hour.


  • ¼ cup Glutinous Rice Flour
  • Water
  • 1 cup Sweet Potato flour
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • Paprika/Mild chilly powder to season
  • Oil for deep frying (like peanut oil)


  • Marinate the chicken for ½ an hour. Drain.Taiwanese Fried Chicken Batter
  • In a bowl, make a wet batter consisting of the glutinous rice flour, salt to taste and enough water to make a batter of ‘thick buttermilk’ consistency.
  • Mix the Sweet Potato Flour & salt  to taste in another bowl.
  • Heat oil for deep frying.
  • Dip the chicken strips into the wet glutinous rice batter well  and then into the dry sweet potato flour mix. Shake off excess flour.
  • Dip into Hot oil and fry till a pale gold color. Turning once.
  • Remove from oil onto kitchen paper towels and cut into bite size pieces using kitchen scissors.
  • Sprinkle some mild chilly powder while hot.Serve

Taiwanese Fried Chicken


  • The sweet potato flour coating does not turn brown while frying. It remains very light in color after frying. Do not try to make it turn dark golden brown, or you will over fry and dry out the chicken.
  • Dipping first in the glutinous flour batter makes this chicken extremely moist while the sweet potato flour gives it an awesome crunchy outside!
  • You can also add chinese spice powder if you like the flavor.

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