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Crispy Chicken With Special Fried Rice

Why does everyone love this recipe? It could be the delicious crispy chicken with its accompaniment of special fried rice loaded with Asian greens and lap cheong. Or it could be the fact that you can cook it and serve it in under 20 minutes. Either way, it’s a definite winner.


Crispy Chicken With Special Fried Rice

5 minutes
15 minutes

4 x skin-on boneless chicken thigh pieces

sea salt

2 tsp vegetable oil

cucumber, to serve

tomato, to serve

lime wedges, to serve

sambal oelek* or crushed chilli paste, to serve


Special fried rice:

2 tbsp vegetable oil

4 garlic cloves, chopped

1 onion, diced

½ cup diced Chinese sausages (lap cheong)*

2 eggs, lightly whisked

2 cups sliced Asian green vegetables e.g. bok choy, Chinese kale

1 cup baby spinach

4 cups cooked rice

4 tbsp light soy sauce

½ cup finely sliced spring onion (scallions)

2 tsp sesame oil

juice of 1 lime

freshly ground black pepper

  • Step 1

    For the chicken, pat chicken pieces dry with paper towel. Season generously with salt. Heat a non-stick pan over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add 2 teaspoons of oil, then add the chicken pieces skin side down. Place a sheet of baking paper over the top. Then place another heavy pan on top to evenly press down on the chicken. You can also add extra weights like canned tomatoes. Cook for 12 minutes or until a golden, crispy crust forms. Then turn chicken over and cook for a further 2 minutes or until cooked through. Drain on wire rack.

  • Step 2

    While the chicken is cooking, make your fried rice. Heat the vegetable oil in a wok over high heat. Add the garlic, onion and Chinese sausage. Cook for 2 minutes until the onion is starting to brown. Add the Asian vegetables and spinach and cook for a further 2 minutes. Add the rice and soy sauce and toss until well combined. Remove from heat and toss through the spring onion, sesame oil, pepper and lime juice.

  • Step 3

    Slice chicken and serve with fried rice, cucumber, tomato, lime wedges and sambal oelek, if using.

  • Notes

    – Chinese sausage (lap cheong) and sambal oelek chilli paste are available in the Asian section of some major supermarkets or from an Asian grocer.

    – Looking for dinner inspo? Check out our chicken thigh recipes here!

Marion's Kitchen is for everyone who finds joy in flavour and happiness in every bite. Marion's Kitchen is for everyone who finds joy in flavour and happiness in every bite.

What our customers say

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September 14, 2022

Crispy chicken with special fried rice

Great flavours and weighting the chicken really enhanced the skin. In the recipe, the eggs cooking needs to be included. I watched the video to see when they went in. A lovely recipe and very easy to cook on a week night.

August 29, 2022

Lovely crispy chicken

I love this way of cooking chicken thighs! I had to practice a couple of times before I got it right- I did not leave it long enough. Thighs can take a lot more heat over time than one would think. I used a big morter og stone on top of the second frying pan. Worked really well. Fried rice can be made with whatever is in the fridge. It is great. The recepie got a page in my notebook/cookbook.

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