Home » Homestyle Marmite Chicken 家香妈蜜鸡

Homestyle Marmite Chicken 家香妈蜜鸡

by Angie Liew
Homemade Marmite Chicken

This is a dish commonly available in Chinese restaurants in Malaysia serving wok-fried dishes. Marmite chicken is thought to have originated from the Chinese who loves the taste of Marmite or Bovril.

Homestyle Marmite Chicken

Homestyle marmite chicken (家香妈蜜鸡) involves deep-frying large pieces of chicken and then coating them with a very thick, sticky and sweet Marmite sauce. This Marmite sauce makes a great glaze and adds a tangy, sweet yet savoury taste to the crispy fried chicken. Every bite of the chicken is so flavourful, juicy and delicious.

Homemade Marmite Chicken

This dish is best served with steamed rice. It also makes quick and easy one-dish meal which can save time and effort, especially for those who has a busy schedule. It makes serving lunch or dinner such a snap!

Marmite Chicken With Steamed White Rice

Homestyle Marmite Chicken


 Marmite Chicken With Steamed Brown Rice

Homestyle Marmite Chicken

Homestyle Marmite Chicken

Homestyle Marmite Chicken

Recipe by Huang Kitchen, Angie Liew
This is a popular dish commonly served in Chinese restaurants serving wok-fried dishes. It's an excellent dish to serve with steamed white rice. Truly for the Marmite lovers.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes

Tap or Hover to Adjust Servings

Servings: 4 people


  • 2 chicken whole legs, 500g


  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • 5 tbsp potato starch

Marmite sauce:

  • 1 tsp marmite
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp dark soy sauce
  • ½ cup water


    • Homestyle Marmite Chicken
      First wash, rinse and drain well the chicken. Then cut into big pieces.
    • Homestyle Marmite Chicken
      Marinate the chicken pieces with salt for at least 30 minutes.
    • Homestyle Marmite Chicken
      Then place the pieces of chicken in a big bowl.
    • Homestyle Marmite Chicken
      Using an egg separator, separate the yolk from the whites and slightly beat the whites.
    • Homestyle Marmite Chicken
      Add the beaten egg whites into the chicken pieces and mix well.
    • Homestyle Marmite Chicken
      Then add in potato starch.
    • Homestyle Marmite Chicken
      Coat the chicken evenly with the potato starch. And we're ready to deep fry them.
    • Homestyle Marmite Chicken
      To fry the chicken, first heat up enough oil in wok over medium high heat. Test to make sure oil is ready by dipping a wooden chopstick into the hot oil. Bubbles will appear around the chopstick when oil is ready to be used.
    • Homestyle Marmite Chicken
      Working in batches, deep-fry chicken pieces until golden brown and cooked through, about 10 to 15 minutes.
    • Homestyle Marmite Chicken
      Using a strainer, remove the fried chicken from the hot oil.
    • Homestyle Marmite Chicken
      Drained the fried chicken on paper towel and set aside.
    • Prepare ingredients to make the sauce.
    • Homestyle Marmite Chicken
      Combine all the sauce ingredients, except water in a bowl and stir till the Marmite is dissolved.
    • Homestyle Marmite Chicken
      To cook the sauce, first heat up water in wok or pan over medium high heat.
    • Homestyle Marmite Chicken
      Pour in the sauce mixture.
    • Homestyle Marmite Chicken
      Mix well and cook the sauce mixture till slightly boiled and starts to thicken.
    • Homestyle Marmite Chicken
      Quickly add in the deep fried chicken.
    • Homestyle Marmite Chicken
      Stir fry until sauce dries up and toss everything together until the fried chicken are evenly coated in the sauce.
    • Homestyle Marmite Chicken
      Dish out and serve hot with steamed rice.


Tried this recipe?Mention @HuangKitchen or tag #huangkitchen!


Marmite is a brand of yeast extract. Do not add more than is required.Otherwise it will overpower the taste of other seasonings.
Besides potato starch, cornstarch or cake flour can be used to coat the marinated chicken pieces.
Keyword: chicken, deep fried, halal, sauce

You may also like these recipes

Leave a Comment

If you like this recipe, rate 5 stars

Huang Kitchen