Simple Malaysian Fried Chicken


This is my mother's special, yet simple, recipe that is loved by my family. Chicken marinated in garlic, oyster sauce and curry powder, then fried.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
4 to 6 servings


  • 1 (4 pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces

  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 4 tablespoons oyster sauce

  • 2 tablespoons curry powder

  • ½ cup vegetable oil


  1. To Marinate: In a nonporous glass dish or bowl, combine the garlic, oyster sauce and curry powder. Mix together. Add chicken pieces and turn to coat. Cover dish or bowl and refrigerate to marinate for at least 1/2 hour.

  2. In a large skillet or wok, heat oil over medium high heat. Add marinated chicken (disposing of leftover marinade) and fry for 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is crispy and brown and juices run clear.


The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1238 Calories
96g Fat
4g Carbs
85g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 1238
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 96g 123%
Saturated Fat 23g 116%
Cholesterol 341mg 114%
Sodium 430mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 85g
Vitamin C 9mg 45%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 927mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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