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

 OR

 Marmite Chicken With Steamed Brown Rice

Homestyle Marmite Chicken

Homestyle Marmite Chicken

 

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Homestyle Marmite Chicken
By Angie Liew of Huang Kitchen
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.
Serving For
4people
Prep Time
20minutes
Passive Time
30minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Serving For
4people
Prep Time
20minutes
Passive Time
30minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Ingredients
Marinade:
Marmite sauce:
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Instructions
  1. First wash, rinse and drain well the chicken. Then cut into big pieces.
    First wash, rinse and drain well the chicken. Then cut into big pieces.
    First wash, rinse and drain well the chicken. Then cut into big pieces.
    First wash, rinse and drain well the chicken. Then cut into big pieces.
  2. Marinate the chicken pieces with salt for at least 30 minutes.
    Marinate the chicken pieces with salt for at least 30 minutes.
    Marinate the chicken pieces with salt for at least 30 minutes.
    Marinate the chicken pieces with salt for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Then place the pieces of chicken in a big bowl.
    Then place the pieces of chicken in a big bowl.
    Then place the pieces of chicken in a big bowl.
    Then place the pieces of chicken in a big bowl.
  4. Using an egg separator, separate the yolk from the whites and slightly beat the whites.
    Using an egg separator, separate the yolk from the whites and slightly beat the whites.
    Using an egg separator, separate the yolk from the whites and slightly beat the whites.
    Using an egg separator, separate the yolk from the whites and slightly beat the whites.
  5. Add the beaten egg whites into the chicken pieces and mix well.
    Add the beaten egg whites into the chicken pieces and mix well.
    Add the beaten egg whites into the chicken pieces and mix well.
    Add the beaten egg whites into the chicken pieces and mix well.
  6. Then add in potato starch.
    Then add in potato starch.
    Then add in potato starch.
    Then add in potato starch.
  7. Coat the chicken evenly with the potato starch. And we're ready to deep fry them.
    Coat the chicken evenly with the potato starch. And we're ready to deep fry them.
    Coat the chicken evenly with the potato starch. And we're ready to deep fry them.
    Coat the chicken evenly with the potato starch. And we're ready to deep fry them.
  8. 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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
  9. Working in batches, deep-fry chicken pieces until golden brown and cooked through, about 10 to 15 minutes.
    Working in batches, deep-fry chicken pieces until golden brown and cooked through, about 10 to 15 minutes.
    Working in batches, deep-fry chicken pieces until golden brown and cooked through, about 10 to 15 minutes.
    Working in batches, deep-fry chicken pieces until golden brown and cooked through, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  10. Using a strainer, remove the fried chicken from the hot oil.
    Using a strainer, remove the fried chicken from the hot oil.
    Using a strainer, remove the fried chicken from the hot oil.
    Using a strainer, remove the fried chicken from the hot oil.
  11. Drained the fried chicken on paper towel and set aside.
    Drained the fried chicken on paper towel and set aside.
    Drained the fried chicken on paper towel and set aside.
    Drained the fried chicken on paper towel and set aside.
  12. Prepare ingredients to make the sauce.
    Prepare ingredients to make the sauce.
    Prepare ingredients to make the sauce.
    Prepare ingredients to make the sauce.
  13. Combine all the sauce ingredients, except water in a bowl and stir till the Marmite is dissolved.
    Combine all the sauce ingredients, except water in a bowl and stir till the Marmite is dissolved.
    Combine all the sauce ingredients, except water in a bowl and stir till the Marmite is dissolved.
    Combine all the sauce ingredients, except water in a bowl and stir till the Marmite is dissolved.
  14. To cook the sauce, first heat up water in wok or pan over medium high heat.
    To cook the sauce, first heat up water in wok or pan over medium high heat.
    To cook the sauce, first heat up water in wok or pan over medium high heat.
    To cook the sauce, first heat up water in wok or pan over medium high heat.
  15. Pour in the sauce mixture.
    Pour in the sauce mixture.
    Pour in the sauce mixture.
    Pour in the sauce mixture.
  16. Mix well and cook the sauce mixture till slightly boiled and starts to thicken.
    Mix well and cook the sauce mixture till slightly boiled and starts to thicken.
    Mix well and cook the sauce mixture till slightly boiled and starts to thicken.
    Mix well and cook the sauce mixture till slightly boiled and starts to thicken.
  17. Quickly add in the deep fried chicken.
    Quickly add in the deep fried chicken.
    Quickly add in the deep fried chicken.
    Quickly add in the deep fried chicken.
  18. Stir fry until sauce dries up and toss everything together until the fried chicken are evenly coated in the sauce.
    Stir fry until sauce dries up and toss everything together until the fried chicken are evenly coated in the sauce.
    Stir fry until sauce dries up and toss everything together until the fried chicken are evenly coated in the sauce.
    Stir fry until sauce dries up and toss everything together until the fried chicken are evenly coated in the sauce.
  19. Dish out and serve hot with steamed rice.
    Dish out and serve hot with steamed rice.
    Dish out and serve hot with steamed rice.
    Dish out and serve hot with steamed rice.
Notes

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.

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