Chicken Meats & Seafood

Garlic Chicken


Crispy garlic with savoury and slightly sweet chicken pieces served over steamed rice, this recipe is going on my ‘to make again and again’ list. Making it was such a breeze too! Done in under 30 minutes, and we probably took 5 minutes to wipe the plate clean.

Don’t throw away the oil after frying the garlic. It’s great for stir-fries, and it’s already infused with the aromatic garlic! Good stuff I tell you! I used the remaining oil to cook another 3 dishes for that night.

I would have gladly added some chopped chilli padi to chicken if I didn’t have my 2 cheeky little girls to feed. But even without the chilli padi, it was an awesome dish! If you like quick and easy chicken stir-fry, check out these my older recipe blog post: Honey Ginger Chicken, Sriracha Glazed Chicken, and Maple Soy Chicken. All done in 15-20 minutes!


Garlic Chicken

Servings 4


  • 500 g chicken breast cut into cubes
  • 8 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp maggi seasoning sauce
  • 1-2 tsp kicap manis
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander stems
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Peanut oil
  • Splash of water
  • Coriander to garnish


  • Marinate chicken in oyster sauce, kicap manis, fish sauce, maggie sauce, and black pepper.
  • In a saucepan, heat enough oil on low to fry garlic. About 3-4 tbsp.
  • Fry garlic until golden, strain and set aside.
  • Reserve garlic oil.In a wok or frying pan, heat 2 tbsp of garlic oil on med high.
  • Brown chicken.
  • When chicken is almost cooked through, add sugar and coriander roots, then stir-fry.
  • Add water if needed, I like mine dry.
  • Top with crispy fried garlic, garnish with coriander, and serve.


Adapted from Hot Thai Kitchen

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  • Reply
    9 June, 2015 at 2:39 am

    Hi Sharon,

    Totally agree that this is the recipe that I would cook again and again… Very homely and comforting to eat!

    I hope you have fun for your holidays! … but I think you will miss your kitchen :p


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    Little Cooking Tips
    29 July, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Simple and delicious recipe. We don’t have maggie sauce here, so we’ll have to omit it. But we LOVE what you did with this:)
    Panos and Mirella

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