Monday, 4 February 2013

Paper-Wrapped Chicken 纸包鸡

  Paper-Wrapped Chicken 纸包鸡

An unwrapped upper thigh of chicken bursting with flavours!

Extreme left : drumstick, next to it : upper thigh, middle : drumstick, next to it : drumstick, extreme right : upper thigh

Recipe source : adapted from B & P Butterfly Cornflour

The fusion of flavours combined beautifully inside the wrapped-up parcel to produce a great tasting piece of chicken that after tasting one piece you will be clamouring for more! The process of making this dish may be tedious and time consuming. However, it is well worth the effort when you see your loved ones sinking their teeth into the chicken with gusto and appreciation. A wonderful dish that truly fills your tummy and warms your heart! 


1 kg of chicken (preferably a mixture of wings and drumsticks)
2 pieces of grease-proof paper measuring 30 inches x 40 inches
2 tbsp cooking oil for oiling the grease-proof paper
2 Chinese rice bowls of cooking oil for deep-frying

How to prepare the wings


 Remove the sharp bone from the joint

Cut the joints so that it becomes easier to wrap the wings but make sure they are not severed. This is to facilitate cooking and the marinade will seep into the flesh more easily


   Marinade Ingredients

   1 1/2 tbsp cornflour
   1 1/2 tsp salt
   1 tsp five-spice powder
   3 tbsp oil
   50g sugar
   50g dark soy sauce
   50g oyster sauce
   2 tbsp Hsao Hsing wine


   Grease-proof Paper

  1. A piece of grease-proof paper measuring 30inches by 40 inches yields only 8 equal pieces.
  2. Just fold the grease-proof paper into half and cut it.
  3. Then fold it into half again and cut.
  4. Repeat the process until you get 8 pieces

   Marinating The Chicken

  1. Use a fork to prick the chicken pieces to enable the marinade to seep into the flesh easily
  2. Mix the marinade ingredients in a large bowl
  3. Add in the chicken pieces and mix thoroughly
  4. Place it in the refrigerator and keep turning the chicken pieces every half an hour
  5. Marinate time is about 2 hours

A Step-by-Step Instructions On How to Wrap the Chicken Pieces


Left: Marinated drumstick; Centre: Wing; Right: Upper thigh (the part that is connected to the drumstick)

  Rub oil onto a piece of grease-proof paper to prevent the chicken skin from sticking to the grease-proof paper

 Put a piece of marinated chicken on the grease-proof paper which has been rubbed with oil

  Fold up the grease-proof paper to cover chicken

  Fold in the end of paper from the right-hand side as shown

 Bring the end of paper from the left-hand side to fold over as shown

Fold up the paper and tuck the edges to secure a wrap as shown

    Cooking Instructions

  1. In a wok, heat 2 rice bowls of oil for deep-frying
  2. Reduce to LOW fire. ( Note : The deep-frying of food with a high sugar content using HIGH fire will cause it to be burnt easily )
  3. Cooking time is about 15 minutes

I am submitting this post to Chinese New Year Delights 2013
hosted by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover


  1. Hi Doris,

    I learned lots of great tips from you and your blog... your paper-wrapped chicken look fantastic and I love to cook these for my family.

    Nice to know you via blogging. I'm now your latest blog follower. Hope to hear from you :D


    1. Hi Zoe,

      Thanks for dropping by and I am glad I am of help. I have been blogging for the last 6 months only and we shall explore and share recipes together. Thanks for your support.

  2. Hi Doris, just found your blog today and your 纸包鸡 looks so good. Would like to invite you to join Aspiring Bakers event, this month we are doing chicken dishes. :)

    Check here:

    1. Hi SSB, Thank you for dropping by. I would love to join your Chicken Feast for February. I will think of some chicken dish to cook. :)

  3. Hello, where can you find the greese paper in singapore? :)

    1. Hi,

      Just google 'Singapore bakery suppliers' and you'll find shops retailing bakery-related products and I am sure you 'll be able to purchase some grease-proof paper from them.


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