Taiwanese Fried Chicken (Popcorn chicken)

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Taiwanese Fried Chicken (Popcorn chicken)

Taiwanese fried chicken is one of the most popular street food in Taiwan. A lot of people love to eat it for the last night's supper. It is the perfect combination of fried chicken and basil for a more fragrant taste. You should try out this flavorful fried chicken. Just follow this recipe step-by-step to make super popular street food.
Servings 2 people
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Resting Time 0 mins
Total Time 1 hr

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Oil Brush

Ingredients

  • 500 g chicken breast (or you can use boneless chicken thighs)
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine
  • Tapioca Starch (or Potato Starch, for cover chicken cubes)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons thick soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon five-spice powder
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • Pepper powder (optional)
  • A few fresh basil leaves (optional)

Instructions

  • Cut chicken breast into about 1-inch cubes and chop garlic, and put in a bowl.
    Cut chicken breast into about 1-inch cubes
  • Add 2 tbsp rice wine, 2 tbsp granulated sugar, 2 tbsp thick soy sauce, 1 tbsp five-spice powder, and some pepper powder in the bowl. Mix all together and cover the chicken cubes. Let it marinate for 30 minutes.
    Mix all together and cover the chicken cubes
  • After 30 minutes, drain chicken cubes from the marinade.
    drain chicken cubes from the marinade
  • Preheat the air fryer to 180°C (360°F)
  • Cover them with potato starch and brush with vegetable oil.
    Cover them with potato starch
  • Place them in the fry basket and insert them into the air fryer. Cook it for 8 minutes.
    Place them in the fry basket
  • After 8 minutes, open the basket and flip the chicken. Continue to cook for 8 minutes.
    open the basket and flip the chicken
  • Open again, place basil in the basket and continue to cook for 2 minutes.
    place basil in the basket
  • Serve the Taiwanese Fried chicken. Finish and enjoy
    Taiwanese Fried chicken (Popcorn chicken)
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Taiwanese
Keyword: Taiwanese, Street Food

Tools & equipment you may need

Air Fryer

Oster DiamondForce XL Air Fryer
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