MAGGI® Sambal Popcorn Chicken

If you love the spicy chicken at KFC, you MUST try this recipe of Sambal Popcorn Chicken. Think of the best sambal nasi goreng you’ve had but instead of rice, it’s juicy chunks of boneless chicken.

MAGGI® Sambal Tumis Paste turns a 1-hour prep time to less than 10 minutes, right before you try to stop yourself from finishing the plate.

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  • Servings: 2 - 3 pax

  • Time: 10 mins

  • Skill: Easy


  1. 3 Boneless chicken thighs (cut into cubes), approx. 400g

  2. 2 packets of MAGGI® Sambal Tumis Paste

  3. ½ tsp Turmeric powder 

  4. ½ tsp Ginger powder 

  5. ½ tsp Garlic powder 

  6. 1 tsp Cornstarch

  7. 3 tbsp Coconut milk

For shallow frying:

  1. 100g Potato starch

  2. 60g Corn flour

  3. ¼ tsp Baking soda

  4. Salt to taste

  5. Kaffir lime leaves (finely sliced for garnishing)

  6. Squeeze of lemon juice upon garnishing


  1. Season chicken pieces with 2 packets of MAGGI® Sambal Tumis Paste, turmeric, ginger and garlic powder, corn flour, salt and coconut milk. Massage in the seasoning and set aside for coating.

  2. In a mixing bowl, combine potato starch, cornstarch, baking soda and salt to taste. Mix well. Coat each piece of chicken and shake off excess flour. Set aside to shallow fry.

  3. Shallow fry all chicken pieces till golden and crispy. Drain and set aside.

  4. Garnish with kaffir lime leaves and a squeeze of lemon juice.

  5. Dish up and serve hot.

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