Belacan Fried Chicken – 峇拉煎炸鸡

Happy Hari Raya Aidilfitri to our Muslim friends!

We have a treat for you should you be a fan of Belacan and it’s a really easy recipe. By marinating the chicken with belacan, it infuses so much flavor to the chicken that makes it so sedap and shiok when eaten. We also used a double fry technique to ensure more crispiness in the chicken.

For homes with air fryers, you can do this too, so give it a go and try it out for your party guests today!

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  • Servings: 4

  • Time: 1 hr

  • Skill: Easy


  1. 8 pairs chicken wings and drumlets

  2. 50g belacan (shrimp paste)

  3. ½ tsp white pepper powder

  4. 1 tsp coriander powder

  5. 1 tsp sugar

  6. ½ tsp salt

  7. 4 tbsp oil

  8. Oil for deep frying


  1. Add 50g belacan, ½ tsp white pepper powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1 tsp sugar, ½ tsp salt and 4 tbsp oil to a pestle and mortar.

  2. Mix and grind the ingredients into a paste

  3. In a large mixing bowl add 8 pairs chicken wings and drumlets and the belacan paste

  4. Mix well and rub the paste into the chicken.

  5. Let it marinate for 1-2 hours.

  6. Deep fry the chicken wings until light brown, remove and drain

  7. Let chicken wings rest for 1 minute.

  8. Turn the heat for the oil up slightly and add the chicken wings to the oil again

  9. Once they are golden brown, remove and drain