Taiwanese Breaded Chicken or Ji-pai is a type of Fried Chicken Fillet where it is crispy on the outside and tender juicy on the inside. It is one of the most popular snacks in Taiwan and like in Malaysia it is sold on night markets.
- 2 pcs large chicken breasts
- 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup corn starch
- 1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup light soy sauce (or lesser, adjust to your liking)
- 2 tbsp Chinese cooking wine
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp five spice powder
- 1 tsp white pepper
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- Cut chicken breast into two then thinly slice each side into 2 pieces yielding 4 pieces for each breast. Using a meat pounder, lightly pound each piece until they are flat. Place in a container that can be covered then set aside.
- Mix all seasoning ingredients in a bowl then pour it into the chicken breasts. Lightly massage each chicken piece to evenly distribute the seasoning then cover the container. Place it in the refrigerator and let it marinate for at least 6 hours.
- Mix together flour and corn starch, place in a flat container.
- Place eggs in another container.
- Place bread crumbs in another flat container.
- Remove chicken from the refrigerator then lightly dip it into the flour mixture, then dip it on the beaten eggs then into the bread crumbs. Set aside and do it with the remaining chicken breast.
- Prepare a deep fryer or a wok with enough oil for deep frying, heat oil until hot but not smoking (ideally 180C) then deep fry each chicken piece until golden brown, this will take around 5 minutes.
- Once cooked place in a dripping container to remove excess oil then serve.
I always like to visit night markets. I can get varieties of food there. 😉
Taiwanese breaded chicken is one of the nice snack!
Ooo, I miss Malaysia and its street food.
This sounds like something my daughter would love! I can’t wait to give this a try
I want to try this too 🙂 can i grab the recipe?
Lovely dish when in need of comfort food 🙂
Who doesn’t like fried chicken?! Though I don’t eat it often, the crispy texture of these would certainly lure me to indulge.
I’m craving these now!!! Yummy!!
I love this picture Raymund. Is that ketchup in the foreground? I love how that looks next to the chicken. You know this one would be a serious hit in our house. I will be making this one for sure. It might become a staple next to your sticky garlic chicken. 🙂
Yes it is ketchup 🙂
And you got a good memory you still remember that sticky chicken
Looks so crispy!
What a great way to make chicken fingers! Looks good!
Oh yum! I could eat little fried chicken pieces like this all day!
Boy I wish I had some of this now. Looks perfectly crisp and golden.
ketchup? NO!! just salt and pepper
Geee…. I used to frequent that night market as a student. I miss it so much.