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Deep-Fried Chicken Legs Stuffed with Savoury Glutinous Rice Recipe

Deep-Fried Chicken Legs Stuffed with Savoury Glutinous Rice Recipe

Deep-Fried Chicken Legs Stuffed with Savoury Glutinous Rice Recipe

Even though the name of this dish gives the impression that it is deep-fried, this dish isn’t entirely deep-fried. The chicken legs are first steamed to shape and cook the rolls, and it is only deep-fried it give it a crisp and golden finish.

Ingredients :

  • 3 chicken legs, including drumsticks and thighs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp rice wine
  • 150 g (51/3 oz) savoury glutinous rice
  • 1 litre (32 fl oz / 4 cups) cooking oil
  • Cornflour, as needed
  • Sweet chilli sauce or ketchup

Method :

  1. Debone the chicken legs. Place a chicken leg on a chopping board with the exposed bone facing up. Using a sharp knife, cut the meat along the line of the bone from end to end.
  2. Working down the side of the bone, use the knife to separate the meat from the bone. Get your fingers around the bone to loosen the meat. Cut around each end of the bone to free the meat from the bone.
  3. Marinade the deboned chicken legs with the salt, pepper and rice wine.
  4. Place a sheet of plastic wrap on a chopping board and spread a filleted chicken leg out on it, skin-side down. Spoon a third of the savoury glutinous rice onto it and roll the fillet up to enclose the rice. Wrap the roll with the plastic wrap. Repeat to make another 2 rolls.
  5. Place the rolls in a steamer and steam for about 15 minutes. Leave to cool before removing the plastic wrap.
  6. Heat the oil in a wok to 180oC (350oF). Coat the chicken rolls with cornflour and lower 1–2 rolls into the hot oil. Cook until the rolls are golden brown. Remove and drain well. Repeat to cook the other rolls.
  7. Slice the rolls thickly and serve with sweet chilli sauce or ketchup.

Serves 3

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Source :
HOME-STYLE
TAIWANESE COOKING
Family Favourites – Classic Street Foods – Popular Snacks
by : Tsung-Yun Wan

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See also Taiwanese Recipe “Fried Chicken with Sweet Potato Fries Recipe”