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Taiwanese Fried Chicken Recipe

Taiwanese Fried Chicken

Taiwanese Fried Chicken

Course Main Course, Snack, Starter
Cuisine Oriental


  • Vortex Air Fryer


For the seasoning:

  • 2 chicken breasts butterflied. Sub with chicken thighs if preferred.
  • 1 tbsp cornflour for tenderising
  • 1 tsp Chinese five spice powder
  • 1 tsp ground white pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp Shaoxing wine
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil

For the coating:

  • 70 g tapioca or potato flour
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp baking powder


  • Butterfly the chicken breasts to make it one bigger piece, or several smaller ones if preferred. Use a rolling pin to roll/flatten to tenderise the chicken.
  • Mix all the seasoning together to make a loose paste and coat the chicken breasts. Marinate for 30 mins.
  • Combine the coating ingredients and cover generously each chicken breast. Dust off any excess.
  • Spray the air fryer basket with cooking oil, as well as brush each chicken breast on both sides with cooking oil.
  • Select AIR FRY on the Vortex, and set the time to 15 minutes and temperature at 205ºC, and press start.
  • When the Vortex has heated, add the chicken.
  • Turn each piece over at 5 minute intervals, brushing over with more oil each time.
  • When the cooking program has finished, check the chicken is cooked in the centre. If the chicken pieces are thick they may need an extra 2-3 minutes.
  • Once cooked, allow to cool on a wire rack to crisp up.


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Recipe by: @vernahungrybanana
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