Chinese Deep-Fried Chicken Youlinji with Breast Meat

Chinese Deep-Fried Chicken Youlinji with Breast Meat

Youlinji is delicious, crispy fried chicken with a fragrant sweet and sour sauce. Follow my tips and you can make this superb dish even with chicken breast. It's so easy.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Chicken breast
1-1 1/2 (about 200-300 g)
1 tablespoon
☆Sugar (beet or raw cane sugar)
2 teaspoons
★Ginger (grated)
1 piece
★Grated garlic
1 clove
★Soy sauce
2 teaspoons
Plain flour
as needed
as needed
for frying
Green onions or onions
1/2 stalk or 1/2 onion
1 clove
Red chili pepper (remove the seeds and cut into small pieces)
3 tablespoons
*Sugar (beet or raw cane sugar)
3 tablespoons
*Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
Steamed or boiled vegetables (bean sprouts or cabbage)
as needed
Coriander (chopped, may be omitted)
as needed


1. Diagonally cut the chicken breast into easy-to-eat pieces. Marinate in the combined ☆ ingredients for about 10 minutes. Then marinate in the combined ★ ingredients, and rub in to season.
2. Make the sauce. Finely chop the green onions (if using an onion, lightly soak it in water). Finely chop the garlic. Remove the seeds from the red chili peppers and cut into small pieces.
3. Combine the ingredients from Step 2 with the * ingredients and mix well to finish the sauce.
4. Mix together the flour and katakuriko using a 1:3 ratio. Mix well, then coat the chicken in the mixture. Fry the chicken in a generous amount of oil until crispy.
5. Arrange your steamed or boiled vegetables on a plate as desired, then top with the chicken. Pour the sauce on top, then garnish with coriander.

Story Behind this Recipe

Youlinji is one of my favorite Chinese dishes. By using chicken breast and a lot of vegetables, you can make a satisfying dish.