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Simple Malaysian Fried Chicken Recipe
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Simple Malaysian Fried Chicken

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"This is my mother's special, yet simple, recipe that is loved by my family. Chicken marinated in garlic, oyster sauce and curry powder, then fried."

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Original recipe makes 4 to 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. To Marinate: In a nonporous glass dish or bowl, combine the garlic, oyster sauce and curry powder. Mix together. Add chicken pieces and turn to coat. Cover dish or bowl and refrigerate to marinate for at least 1/2 hour.
  2. In a large skillet or wok, heat oil over medium high heat. Add marinated chicken (disposing of leftover marinade) and fry for 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is crispy and brown and juices run clear.
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  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 23, 2003

This recipe is also good prepared with boneless chicken breasts, marinated overnight and then broiled.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 02, 2005

I wasn't impressed, but my husband loved it.

Jun 23, 2003

This is one of the most delicious chicken recipes I've tasted! I used curry powder instead of curry paste, and added some rice and a little more salt to make it a main course meal. Very nice!

Jun 23, 2003

Delicious and easy. I followed recipe to the letter and it turned out great - only one word of advice - cook this on a day that you can keep windows open - I cooked it the day of NYC's blizzard this year - my house smelled of curry for five days since it was too cold to open the windows to air the house out! This recipe is a keeper though.

Jul 22, 2004

the weirdest thing is that i tasted none of the oyester sauce nor the curry powder...but the chicken itself is just delicious!

Oct 20, 2006

I was looking for a chicken recipe that didn't have very many ingredients. This fit the bill! I marinated chicken thighs and drumsticks cut into quarters and halves respectively. I was concerned that the chicken might be bland and I marinated for 24 hours. It was wonderful! I fried as stated in the directions. I don't think this would be as moist and good with breast meat. I am rating it a 4 because I felt the marinate was missing some heat and a fresh zing. I will try again by adding some lemon juice, some finely chopped jalepeno, and maybe a little cilantro to the marinade.

Aug 30, 2004

Absolutely stunning! I was worried that it would turn out to be a dry dish, but the chicken was extremely succulent. I will be recommending this recipe to all my friends. Served with rice, it makes an excellent main course. This has become my new favourite recipe, and it is so, so simple to make!

Nov 05, 2005

We loved this tasty and unique fried chicken. The ingredients alone were unusual enough to tempt me to try to it. I and my family are happy I did.


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  • Calories
  • 1238 kcal
  • 62%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.8 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 340 mg
  • 114%
  • Fat
  • 96.3 g
  • 148%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 85.2 g
  • 170%
  • Sodium
  • 430 mg
  • 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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