How To Cook Paper Chicken


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About this recipe: Be intrigued when you’re served a mysterious looking transparent packet. Upon opening it, you would’ve discovered a tasty-seasoned deep-fried chicken. Paper-wrapped chicken is a popular Chinese dish that is enjoyed throughout China, Hong Kong, Singapore etc. Once the wrapped chicken pieces are deep-fried, the marinade caramelized into the meat & the result is..... savoury, fragrant tender chicken parts.

blackswan North Region, Singapore

Serves: 4 

  • 1 whole chicken
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 4 slices young ginger, shredded
  • 1/2 tsp grated young ginger
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp cooking wine
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 sheets grease-proof paper

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:1hr marinating  ›  Ready in:1hr45min 

  1. Cut chicken into parts. Mix all the ingredients & marinade the chicken for at least an hour.
  2. Wrap the chicken in envelope style: Cut the paper into even square pieces & place a piece of chicken on the paper.
  3. Bring the bottom flap up over the chicken. Fold the left side over, then the right, so that one is overlapping the other.
  4. Bring the top flap down & tuck it in the opening to seal the package.
  5. When the oil is ready, slide the packages in but do not overcrowd the wok. Deep-fry the packets until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Drain on paper towels & serve them hot.

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Great dish to display your culinary skills! - 18 Mar 2010


Is this in the right section? I searched Halal recipes and I want to make this but if it has cooking wine in it is it halal? I'm new to Islam so don't know ??? Since its cooked it would make sense but it would also make sense to stay away from it?? - 10 Feb 2016

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