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Deep-Fried Crispy Chicken Recipe

Deep-Fried Crispy Chicken Recipe

Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 14 minutes
Course Chicken, Main Courses, Poultry
Cuisine China
Servings 4
Calories 263.9 kcal


  • 3-4 lbs chicken
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp five-spice powder
  • 1 1/2 maltose
  • 2 tbsps malt vinegar
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Wash the chicken and hang it up by a hook to drain and dry. The skin will dry quickly. Pour boiling water over the chicken 4-5 times, to partially cook the skin. This will make the skin crisp during frying. Rub salt and five-spice powder well inside the chicken cavity.
  • Dissolve the maltose and vinegars in a pan over a gentle heat. Pour over the chicken. Repeat several times, catching the maltose solution in a drip tray.
  • Leave the chicken to hang and dry for 1 1/2 – 2 hours, until the skin is smooth and shiny.
  • Heat the oil for deep frying. Deep-fry the chicken for 10 minutes. Ladle hot oil carefully over the chicken continually, until the chicken is deep brown in color. (The skin puffs out slightly.)
  • Cook for a further 3-4 minutes and remove from the oil. Drain on paper towels. Cut into small pieces and serve with a dip. #COOK’S TIP# Maltose is similar to molasses and can be substituted by honey, treacle or syrup.
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