Salted Egg Yolk Chicken

Mains
Poultry
Sides/Snacks

Easy Level:

Cook Time:

Servings:

4

We will call this the kick-ass Chinese ZiChar version of the popcorn chicken. Chunks of deep-fried battered chicken thigh coated with the butter and salted egg yolk sauce, finish off with fiery chilli padi and fragrant curry leaves.
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Ingredients

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of boneless chicken thighs (with or without skin depending on preference)
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pcs
of boneless chicken thighs (with or without skin depending on preference)
oil for deep-frying
oil for deep-frying
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chilli padis (chopped)
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chilli padis (chopped)
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curry leaves
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curry leaves
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egg
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egg
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cup
cup
potato starch
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cup
cup
potato starch
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tbsp
tbsp
oil
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tbsp
tbsp
oil
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g
g
butter
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g
g
butter

Marinade

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tsp
tsp
sugar
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tsp
tsp
sugar

Marinade:

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tsp
tsp
salt
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tsp
tsp
salt
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tsp
tsp
pepper
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tsp
tsp
pepper
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tbsp
tbsp
rice wine
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tbsp
tbsp
rice wine
Salted egg yolk sauce (makes 2 servings)
Salted egg yolk sauce (makes 2 servings)
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salted egg yolks
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salted egg yolks
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tbsp
tbsp
oil
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tbsp
tbsp
oil
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tsp
tsp
minced garlic
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tsp
tsp
minced garlic
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tsp
tsp
minced ginger
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tsp
tsp
minced ginger

Steps

1

Cut 2 pcs of boneless chicken thighs into 3cm chunks
Cut 2 pcs of boneless chicken thighs into 3cm chunks
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2

Add ¼ tsp pepper, 1 tsp sugar, ½ tsp salt, 1 tbsp rice wine to chicken
Add ¼ tsp pepper, 1 tsp sugar, ½ tsp salt, 1 tbsp rice wine to chicken
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3

Let it marinate for 15 mins
Let it marinate for 15 mins
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4

Steam 8 salted egg yolks for 10 mins
Steam 8 salted egg yolks for 10 mins
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5

Mash salted egg yolks as fine as possible
Mash salted egg yolks as fine as possible
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6

Add 4 tbsp oil to pan
Add 4 tbsp oil to pan
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7

Fry salted egg yolks until foamy
Fry salted egg yolks until foamy
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8

Add 1 tsp minced garlic and 1 tsp minced ginger.
Add 1 tsp minced garlic and 1 tsp minced ginger.
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9

Fry until fragrant and set aside
Fry until fragrant and set aside
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10

Add 1 beaten egg to the chicken thighs and mix well.
Add 1 beaten egg to the chicken thighs and mix well.
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11

Pour 1 cup potato starch on a tray
Pour 1 cup potato starch on a tray
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12

Evenly coat chicken thighs with potato starch
Evenly coat chicken thighs with potato starch
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13

Heat oil to 160 degrees C, deep-fry chicken thighs until golden brown
Heat oil to 160 degrees C, deep-fry chicken thighs until golden brown
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14

Drain and set aside
Drain and set aside
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15

Chop 2-3 chilli padis
Chop 2-3 chilli padis
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16

Add 1 tbsp oil to pan
Add 1 tbsp oil to pan
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17

Add chopped chilli padis and 20 curry leaves
Add chopped chilli padis and 20 curry leaves
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18

add 20g of butter, and half the salted egg yolk sauce
add 20g of butter, and half the salted egg yolk sauce
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19

Fry until fragrant
Fry until fragrant
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20

Add fried chicken and toss until evenly coated with sauce
Add fried chicken and toss until evenly coated with sauce
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