Adam Liaw's fried chicken with vinegar dressing

Adam Liaw
Fried chicken with vinegar dressing.
Fried chicken with vinegar dressing. Photo: William Meppem

The vinegar dressing, which is infused with raw aromatics such as ginger, garlic and chilli, really livens up this simple fried chicken dish.


4 chicken thighs fillets, cut into 4cm pieces

1 tsp soy sauce

½ cup potato starch or cornstarch

2 cups vegetable oil, for deep frying

½ head iceberg lettuce, shredded

Vinegar dressing

3 tbsp rice vinegar

2 tbsp caster sugar

2 tbsp soy sauce

5 thin spring onions, finely sliced

1 large red chilli, sliced

1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

1 tsp sesame oil

1 clove garlic, minced

½ tsp grated ginger


1. Mix the ingredients for the vinegar sauce and stir well to dissolve the sugar. 

2. Toss the chicken pieces in the soy sauce first, then in the potato starch. Heat the oil to 180C and fry the chicken pieces in batches for about 4-5 minutes each, until just cooked through. 

3. Place the lettuce on a serving plate and top with the chicken. Pour the dressing over everything to serve. 

Also try: Adam Liaw's tuna, radish and cucumber salad

Find more of Adam Liaw's recipes in the Good Food New Classics cookbook.

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