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Spring Fried Chicken

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Total Time24 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 cornish game hens
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cooking wine shaoxing or dry sherry
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 5 cups water
  • 5 cups cooking oil


  • Prepare the marinade by Combining cooking wine, fish sauce, soy sauce, dark brown sugar, nutmeg, garlic powder and grund black pepper. Stir to mix.
  • Place the chicken in a resealable freezer bag. Pour-in the marinade.Make sure that the chicken is well coated with the marinade. Seal the bag and refrigerate for 3 to 5 hours.
  • Pour the water in a steamer and let it boil. Steam the marinated chicken for 40 to 50 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the steamer and place over a wire rack or a plate. Leave it that way for 2 to 3 hours until the skin becomes dry.
  • Heat the oil in a cooking pot or deep fryer. Fry at 350F for 8 to 14 minutes or until the chicken turns medium to golden brown.
  • Remove from the fryer, transfer to a serving plate.
  • Serve. Share and enjoy!


Serving: 4g