Yu Lin Chi - Awesome Chinese Fried Chicken with Sweet and Sour Sauce

Yu Lin Chi - Awesome Chinese Fried Chicken with Sweet and Sour Sauce

This is an amazing recipe that I am proud of and really want to keep secret. Serve it with a lot of scrumptious Yu Lin Chi sauce on top of the crunchy fried chicken.


Chicken thigh
1 (large)
1 tablespoon
★Salt and pepper
a small amount
Youlinji Sauce (10 Ingredients)
●Japanese leek (finely chopped)
1/2 a stalk
●Chopped garlic
1 clove
●Grated ginger (tubed)
2 cm out of tube
●Soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons
1 1/2 a tablespoons
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
●Sesame oil
2 teaspoons
1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon
Katakuriko (for coating)
as needed
Frying oil
as needed


1. Finely chop the Japanese leek and mince the garlic. Mince the garlic as small as possible.
2. Combine all the ● ingredients for the yu lin chi sauce and set it aside. The flavor will penetrate and the sauce will be tastier if you set it aside for over one hour.
3. Insert a knife into the thick part of the chicken, cut it open to make the thickness of chicken even. Remove the yellowish fat with a knife as much as possible to eliminate any odor.
4. Season the chicken with the ★ ingredients and set it aside (for at least 10 minutes).
5. In a skillet, pour oil about 1 cm depth.
6. Coat the seasoned chicken evenly with katakuriko.
7. Fry the chicken slowly, skin side down over medium-low heat.
8. Once the skin is golden brown, flip the chicken and fry the other side. Fry it slowly, taking about 10 minutes.
9. Take the chicken out of the oil and put it onto a shallow wired rack container and let it sit for about 3 minutes (so it cooks thoroughly with the residual heat).
10. Cut the chicken to your preferred size.
11. Spread some vegetables such as lettuce onto a serving plate, place the chicken on top of it.
12. Pour the Youlinji sauce onto the chicken and it's ready to serve.
13. This recipe calls for generous amount of Youlinji sauce. You can serve the extra sauce on the side if you prefer.
14. I tried the You lin ji sauce on cold shabu-shabu. It was refreshing and quite tasty.

Story Behind this Recipe

It's a delicious recipe that's even better than what you'll find in a Chinese restaurant!