Taiwanese XXL Fried Chicken Cutlet – 台湾大雞排

A favorite between-meals snack for us,the Taiwanese know their fried chicken really well! Originating from Taipei’s night markets, this hugeass crispy chicken-ey snack is generously coated with sweet and spicy seasonings!

Using one whole chicken breast, butterflied and flattened out, and your biggest frying pan! If you have the time, let it marinate overnight. For the spice lovers, who want it either “小辣” or even “大辣” add chilli powder to the seasoning towards the end.

Give yourself a weekend treat and cook this really simple dish!

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  • Servings: 2

  • Time: 2 hrs 30 mins

  • Skill: Easy


  1. 2 whole chicken breasts

  2. 2 eggs

  3. 1 cup sweet potato starch

  4. ¼ cup cornstarch

  5. ½ tsp salt

  6. 1 tsp sugar

  7. Oil for deep frying


  1. ¼ cup light soy sauce

  2. 2 tbsp rice wine

  3. 1 tbsp sugar

  4. 1 tsp five spice powder

  5. ½ tsp white pepper powder

  6. 1 tbsp minced garlic

  7. 1 tsp sesame oil

Seasoning powder:

  1. ½ tsp five spice powder

  2. 1 tsp garlic powder

  3. ½ tsp white pepper powder

  4. 1 tsp chilli powder (optional and adjust to preference)


  1. Butterfly and flatten 2 whole chicken breasts into cutlets

  2. Add to bowl and marinate chicken cutlets with ¼ cup light soy sauce, 2 tbsp rice wine, 1 tbsp sugar, 1 tsp five spice powder, ½ tsp white pepper powder, 1 tbsp minced garlic and1 tsp sesame oil

  3. Let it marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours, overnight would be the best

  4. Crack 2 eggs in a bowl, beat and set aside

  5. To a large tray add 1 cup sweet potato starch, ¼ cup cornstarch, ½ tsp salt and 1 tsp sugar

  6. Mix well and set aside

  7. Add deep marinated chicken cutlets into beaten eggs and coat with sweet potato starch mixture.

  8. Set aside for 2 mins to let starch stick to cutlets

  9. Deep fry chicken cutlets in 160 °C oil till light golden color, drain and let it rest for 3 mins

  10. Mix in a pepper shaker ½ tsp five spice powder, 1 tsp garlic powder, ½ tsp white pepper powder and 1 tsp chilli powder (optional and adjust to preference)

  11. Turn the heat up for the oil and deep fry the chicken cutlets again until golden brown.

  12. Drain and set aside

  13. Sprinkle seasoning powder mixture over both sides of the cutlets, serve whole or cut them into small pieces.

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