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Inchi Kabin

Meat
Category
Meat

Normal
Difficulty
Normal

Total Time
Total Time
Prep 20 M / Cook 30 M

Servings
Yield
2 Servings

Grace Teo
Grace Teo   thegraceteo
Published on August 24, 2013

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Ingredients

1 tsp
fennel seeds
3
clove(s)
1
lemongrass stalk(s)  
400 g
chicken meat
1
shallot(s)  
0.5 tbsp
coriander powder
0.5 tbsp
chilli powder  
0.5 tsp
black pepper powder
0.5 tsp
turmeric powder
0.5 tsp
cinnamon powder
0.5 tsp
cumin powder
1 tsp
salt
2 tsp
sugar
60 ml
coconut milk
400 ml
oil
3 tbsp
worcestershire sauce
0.5
chilli peppers (fresh)
1 tsp
mustard powder
0.25
lime(s)  

Background

Authentic inchi kabin recipe is a Nyonya-spiced fried chicken. Inchi kabin requires chicken to be marinated with a number of spices that will tease your tastebuds. This special fried chicken recipe goes well with nasi lemak or simply steamed white rice.

Enhance the flavours of the spices

Some of the spices are toasted to enhance their fragrance. The creaminess of the coconut milk and the spices coating the meat makes this dish truly amazing.

How to create crispy and juicy inchi kabin

After the meat is marinated, deep fry them at low to medium heat for about 10 minutes initially. Subsequently, fry the chicken meat again at a slightly higher heat just enough for them to be fried to crispiness on the outside. If chicken is fried for a long time in oil, the herbs may develop a bitter taste. Hence, double frying is recommended.

Best part of chicken

For this recipe, I used drumsticks. You may also use chicken wings or chicken thighs.

Inchi kabin dipping sauce

Inchi kabin sause is a mix of savoury and sourness. Using Worcestershire sauce, mix sugar, chilli slices, mustard powder and lime juice. Just like many Peranakan recipes, the English influence is often seen. Worcestershire sauce is an example as it from England.

Inchi Kabin is also known as: Inchi KabinNyonya Spiced Fried Chicken

Steps

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Step 1/4

In a pan, toast fennel seeds over medium heat until fragrant. Blend or pound together with cloves and lemongrass until it creates a paste.

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Step 2/4

  • 400 g chicken meat
  • 1 shallot(s)  
  • 0.5 tbsp coriander powder
  • 0.5 tbsp chilli powder  
  • 0.5 tsp black pepper powder
  • 0.5 tsp turmeric powder
  • 0.5 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 0.5 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 60 ml coconut milk

Marinate chicken meat with all the pounded ingredients, dried spices and coconut milk. Mix till meat are evenly coated. Leave the chicken meat to marinate for a minimum of 6 hours or overnight.

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Step 3/4

  • 400 ml oil

Heat oil over medium heat. Then fry chicken for about 10 minutes. Subsequently, fry for a further 5 to 10 minutes. Frying the chicken twice will prevent the herbs from developing a bitter taste.

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Step 4/4

  • 3 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 0.5 chilli peppers (fresh)
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 0.25 lime(s)  

To prepare the sauce, mix Worcestershire sauce with sugar, chilli slices, mustard powder and lime juice.

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