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Crispy Fried Chicken Drumettes

These finger licking Chicken Drumettes are so deliciously tasty you will love serving these at a BBQ or a party. Enjoy!


  • 12 chicken Drumettes

  • Rice Bran oil, for deep-frying

  • 1 tbs. ketchup manis

  • 1 tsp. soy sauce

  • 1 ½ tsp. shaoxing wine

  • 1 tsp. caster sugar

  • pinch of Chinese 5 spice

  • 1 knob ginger, finely grated

  • 2 clove garlic, finely grated

  • 1 tsp. chilli sauce

  • Cornflour, for dusting

  • ½ tsp. Chinese Five spice, for dusting

  • Sea salt

  • 1 lime


  • 1.

    In a bowl make a marinade by combining, ketchup manis, soy, wine, sugar, Five spice, ginger, garlic and chilli sauce.

  • 2.

    Place chicken pieces in marinade mixture and marinade for 6 hours or even better over night.

  • 3.

    Add oil to a medium saucepan and heat over medium to high heat until hot.

  • 4.

    With your hands, wipe off excess marinade from the chicken. Place in the combined Five spice and flour mixture. Dust off any excess. Carefully lower chicken pieces into the hot oil and shallow fry for 5-6 minutes or until golden. Place on some paper towelling to drain excess oil and serve immediately with extra salt and a good squeeze of lime.


Serves: 4 as an entree
Time: 30 minutes + overnight marination

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