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15-minute Thai Fried Chicken

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Fried chicken: it’s a definite weakness of mine! But don’t head to KFC just yet. This super-speedy version not only tastes way better (soz, Colonel), but means you can get your weeknight fix of crunch and Thai flavours in just 15 minutes, whenever the mood strikes. Serve with some spicy or sweet sauce and you’ve just arrived in food heaven.

WATCH THIS RECIPE

15-minute Thai Fried Chicken

PREP TIME
5 minutes
COOK TIME
15 minutes
SERVES
4
Ingredients

3 garlic cloves

1 tsp white peppercorns

1 tsp sea salt

500g (1 lb) chicken thigh fillets, halved

1 tbsp fish sauce

2 cups tempura flour

½ tsp sugar

vegetable oil, for deep frying

Marion’s Kitchen Coconut Sriracha or Thai sweet chilli sauce, to serve

Steps
Step 1

Fill a saucepan or wok to about one-third capacity with the vegetable oil. Heat over high heat.

Step 2

Meanwhile, use a mortar and pestle to lightly pound the garlic. Remove and discard the garlic skins. Add the peppercorns and salt to the mortar and pound to a rough paste. Transfer the paste to a large bowl and add in the chicken and fish sauce. Stir until well combined.

Step 3

Prepare the batter by mixing 1 cup of the tempura flour and sugar with 1 cup of water. Place the remaining 1 cup of tempura flour in a large snaplock bag or container with a lid.

Step 4

Check your oil temperature – it will be hot enough to fry at 165C/325F or when a wooden spoon dipped into the oil forms small bubbles. When the oil is hot, place the chicken in the tempura batter, then lightly drain each piece before transferring to the bag or container of flour. Toss until well combined. Dust off the excess flour and carefully place into the hot oil. Cook for 8 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Transfer to a tray lined with kitchen paper to drain.

Step 5

To serve, transfer the fried chicken to a serving plate. Serve with your choice of dipping sauce.

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Anonymous
November 11, 2022

THE BEST KFC EVER!

Loved watching the 10 minute version. Love all your recipes, you’ve taught me a lot. Thank you

Christina
July 19, 2022

So good!

I made this chicken because I couldn’t stop thinking about it!

It’s just as amazing as it looks. Only trouble is that I have a large family. The first batch was perfect but it went downhill after that. Still yummy but the flour became sticky and my kitchen was a disaster area!🫣 I will definitely make it again. It’s absolutely delicious! Just make sure you have your side dishes and sauces ready beforehand to get that maximum crunch! Thanks Marion 🌺

Angela
June 20, 2022

Best fried chicken I've ever had

Both my husband and I could not stop eating it. Served with a sambal chili sauce…..BOOM 😋

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