Fried Chicken Recipe – Taiwan Hot Star Fried Chicken

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Fried Chicken is one of the best all-time favorite food throughout the world. Whenever I go to the night market, one of the usual food that I would get is a fried chicken, here I will be sharing with you – how to make a fried chicken recipe similar to the famous Taiwanese Hot Star Fried Chicken!

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Taiwanese Fried Chicken, What’s the Differences?

Taiwanese Fried Chicken is different than the regular fried chicken that they come in crunchy huge flat pieces of chicken seasoned with their blend of spices. One of the ingredients that make the crunchy coating unique is tapioca flour (also the same ingredient to make boba pearls) as you can see with your naked eyes that the appearance of the outer layer is different than the regular fried chicken. Using tapioca flour simply makes the coating thicker and, everyone loves that layer of crispy flour, isn’t it?

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Huge piece of Taiwanese XXL Fried Chicken that everyone loves is actually pretty simple and you too can make it at home! During my stay at Taipei, I spend many nights visiting their night market, literally everywhere, and I would observe how they operate their fried chicken stall, remembering all the steps, and now I am sharing them with you below!

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Fried Chicken Recipe Taiwanese XXL Hot Star Fried Chicken

fried chicken recipe
Ethan Wong
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5 from 6 votes

Huge piece of Taiwanese XXL Fried Chicken that everyone loves is actually pretty simple and you too can make it at home!
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Chinese
Difficulty Easy
Servings 2 pieces


For Chicken

  • 1 pcs Chicken Breast
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Five Spice Powder
  • to absorb Water (add 1 tbsp at a time)
  • 2 nos Egg
  • 1 cup Tapioca Flour
  • 1 cup Potato Flour
  • Frying Oil

Seasoning Powder Mix

  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika Powder
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
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  • Cut chicken breast into a butterfly. Use a meat mallet to flatten the chicken. OR use the spine of the knife and gently break the meat fiber then use a rolling pin to flatten it.
  • Dissolve 1 tbsp of water with sugar, salt, and five spice powder.
  • Add chicken breast into the marinade.
  • Once the water is absorbed, add 1 tbsp of water and gently massage it for the water to be absorbed. Repeat until it begins to slime. Stop adding water. Marinate for 30minutes or more.
  • After done marinating, whisk eggs in a separate tray/bowl and sift tapioca flour and potato flour in another flat tray.
  • Dip marinated chicken breast into eggs and then dry coat with sifted flour.
  • Preheat frying oil to high heat (150 – 160 °C ), gently place coated chicken breast into the hot oil. Deep fry for 6 – 8 minutes while occasionally moving it and turning it over.
  • Once done frying, remove from oil, strain and season.



Calories : 229kcalCarbohydrates : 58gProtein : 1gFat : 1gSaturated Fat : 1gCholesterol : 4mgSodium : 2347mgPotassium : 96mgFiber : 1gSugar : 1gVitamin A : 297IUVitamin C : 1mgCalcium : 13mgIron : 2mg
Allergy : Eggs, Meat
*These Nutritional Values have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration
Keyword Best Fried Chicken Recipe, Fried Chicken, Hot Star Fried Chicken, Taiwanese Fried Chicken

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  1. imakick

    the nutrition facts is not right.. u just guessing thing without knowledge, thats not good .

    • Ethan Wong

      Hey, the nutritional value is auto-generated by our recipe collection plugin.

  2. Kyla

    how many grams is one piece of fried chicken?

  3. Sandra Bermingham

    delicious, this is now a favorite in our house! and so so easy so it’s a favorite for me to cook!

  4. Debbie

    5 stars
    Legit recipe. great flavour. pretty close to the real thing.


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