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Belachan Fried Chicken

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 5 to 6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Malaysian


Today we will be using this ingredient to make our Belachan Fried Chicken, so we will be using it in our chicken marinade where it gives a salty shrimp taste with a strongly scented aroma.


  • 1 1/2 kg chicken legs
  • 3 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 3 tbsp belacan
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • oil
  • sambal chili, to serve


  1. In a saucepan add oil then cook belachan until very aromatic, crumbed and golden brown. Turn the heat off.
  2. Add the oyster sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar and garlic, mix well.
  3. Place chicken in a container then pour the mixture, let chicken marinate for at least 3 hours.
  4. Heat oil in wok and when it’s hot enough slowly drop chicken pieces. Cook chicken well, remove from wok and drain of excess oil.
  5. Serve with sambal chili on the side.