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

Taiwan Fried Chicken

Taiwanese Fried Chicken

Taiwanese Fried Chicken 

This Taiwanese Fried Chicken – 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 

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Recipe Name: Taiwanese Fried Chicken 
Recipe Type: Chicken / Fried
Author: Shana c/o Recipes ‘R’ Simple
Prep time: 10
Marination : 30 min
Cook time: 10 min
Total time: 50 min
Yield: 4 servings


For the ‘marinade’:

  • 600 gms chicken breast  flattened with a mallet evenly and cut into long strips.
  • 2 Tbsp ‘Hsiao hsing’ rice wine – optional
  • 2 Tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp paprika / chilly powder(mild)


  • 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 with the ingredients under ‘marinade’ for ½ an hour. Taiwanese Fried Chicken Batter
  • In a bowl, make another 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 marinated 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.
  • Read more about some Taiwanese street snacks here


Key Ingredients: Chicken, Sweet potato flour, Glutinous rice flour, Oil, Spices, Salt, Soy Sauce, Rice Wine/ JuiceB

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One Comment

  1. Avatar Mei Oh 1 year ago

    I love your recipes, Thanks a million Shana! I tried Malaysian Nyonya Curry.
    It’s amazing but you have captured the exact taste n flavour. It was like my late mum’s cooking all over again! Many so called Malaysian Nyonya chicken curries were nothing like the original! Well done!

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