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Fried Chicken with Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Fried Chicken with Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Fried Chicken with Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

This is one of my favourite Taiwanese street foods and thus one of my favourite things to cook at home. You can use chicken thigh fillets or chicken breast for this dish. The basil gives extra flavour while lightening the dish, but it is optional. Chopped garlic is sometimes added to this dish for another dimension of flavour.

Ingredients :

  • 8 chicken thigh or breast fillets, cut into 2.5-cm (1-in) cubes
  • 2 thin slices ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped
  • 150 g (51/3 oz) sweet potato flour
  • 30 g (1 oz) basil
  • 1 litre (32 fl oz / 4 cups) cooking oil

Sweet chilli sauce

  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • 2 Tbsp sweet potato flour
  • 2–3 Tbsp water
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into thin strips


  • 3 Tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp Chinese five-spice powder

Method :

  1. Mix the chicken with the ginger, spring onion and seasoning. Mix well and leave to marinate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Coat the marinated chicken with some sweet potato flour. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  3. Rinse the basil and pluck the leaves. Discard the stems.
  4. Prepare the sweet potato fries. In a large bowl, mix the sweet potato flour with the water. Stir to mix evenly. Coat the sweet potato strips evenly with the mixture. Set aside.
  5. Heat the oil in a wok to 180oC (350oF) and deep-fry the chicken until golden brown. When the chicken is nearly cooked, add the basil leaves. Be careful as the oil may splatter. Remove and set aside to drain.
  6. Reheat the oil and deep-fry the sweet potato strips. Drain well.
  7. Serve the chicken and sweet potato fries immediately with sweet chilli sauce on the side.

Serves 4


Source :
Family Favourites – Classic Street Foods – Popular Snacks
by : Tsung-Yun Wan


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