China Town-Style Guangzhou Yu Lin Chi Chicken

China Town-Style Guangzhou Yu Lin Chi Chicken

This is a flavoursome Yu Lin Chi using homemade peanut oil!


300 g
Peanuts (or peanut butter)
★Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
★The juice from grated ginger
1 tablespoon
★Sake (or Shaoxing wine)
1 tablespoon
①Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
①Vinegar (or black vinegar)
1 teaspoon
①The juice from grated ginger
2 teaspoons
①Garlic (grated)
1 teaspoon
①Sesame oil
2 teaspoons
① Sugar
1 teaspoon
1 tablespoon
②Black pepper
1 teaspoon


1. Cut the sinews off the chicken. Cut the thick part open to make it evenly thick. Prick the skin side with your fork.
2. Grind the peanuts or peanut butter in your pestle & mortar. I chopped them finely on a chopping board with my knife. This is my home-made peanut oil.
3. Mix ★ with Step 2. Smear both sides of the chicken with the mixture. Leave to stand for 20 minutes.
4. Mix the ingredients marked with 1 to make Sauce 1.
5. Mix the ingredients marked with 2 to make Spice 2.
6. Pour the vegetable oil in a wok and heat until 170°C. Place the chicken in the oil. To cook the chicken evenly pour hot oil over the chicken with a ladle occasionally.
7. When the chicken looks red like this because of the heat turn off the heat. Take the chicken out of the wok.
8. This is a really juicy chicken. The soy sauce and peanut sauce mixture gives the chicken a good colour.
9. Slice the chicken carefully and transfer onto a serving dish. Serve with Sauce 1 and Spice 2. Try eating the chicken with the sauce and spice.
10. Note: My Yokohama China Town Yu Lin Chi (Recipe ID: 1200212). You can make this just using an oven.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is originally a dish from Guanzhou (Hong Kong).
Japanese-style Yu Lin Chi is quite sweet, so I prefer.