Har Cheong Kai (Shrimp Paste Chicken) Burger with Sambal Oelek Mayo


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SMELLICIOUS~ Smelly Prawn Paste with Smelly Belachan Sambal Chili! Yummy!~ The first time I had Har Cheong Kai Burger was @ Everything with Fries on my Birthday this year. The pungent, umami juice from the well marinated chicken just burst in my mouth the moment i sunk my teeth into the burger. So flavourful, so crispy, so succulent, so yummy! I so wanna have this anytime I crave for it. Furthermore, with the help of air fryer, I can easily get a crispy and succulent Har Cheong Kai Burger without the splattering oil and a sticky, greasy kitchen To make it more Singaporean and zi char style, I've decided to top with sambal mayo as sambal chilli always goes very well with prawn paste chicken. Any store bought sambal will do. The amount of sambal added to the mayo very much depends on individual's tolerance level of spiciness.
Har Cheong Kai (Shrimp Paste Chicken) Burger with Sambal Oelek Mayo
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Fusion
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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Serves: 4
Shrimp Paste Chicken (Har Cheong Kai)
  • 4 pieces Boneless Chicken Leg
Marinades for Shrimp Paste Chicken
  • 3 Tablespoon Prawn Paste
  • 3 Tablespoon Shaoxing Hua Diao (Chinese Cooking Wine)
  • 2 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • 2 Teaspoon Sugar
Coating of Shrimp Paste Chicken
  • 1 Cup Cornflour
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 4 tablespoon oil
Burger Bun
  • 4 Burger Buns
  • 1 Tablespoon Melted Butter
  • Butter Spread
Sambal Oelek Mayo
  • 4 Tablespoon Store bought Sambal Oelek (Sambal Chili)
  • 4 Tablespoon Mayonnaise
  • Lettuces
Marinating Shrimp Paste Chicken
  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix in all the marinades ingredient until combine
  2. Add the chicken and ensure the chicken are evenly coated with the marinades.
  3. Cover the bowl of chicken with cling wrap and put it in the chiller for at least 8 hours (the longer the better) or up to 48 hours.
  4. *If you want to keep it for later use, put it in the freezer after 48 hours of marination and thaw when required.
On actual day - Air Fried Chicken Leg
  1. Preheat the Air Fryer @200 degree Celsius
  2. Mix cornflour and baking powder in a tray / plate and set aside
  3. Coat the marinated chicken with the flour mixture and tap off any excess flour.
  4. Evenly brush the chicken with oil.
  5. Place it in the air fryer for about 15 mins or until golden brown. *Do not overcrowd the basket. Try to air fry 1 to 2 pieces at a time depending on size of the chicken leg.
  6. Remove from the air fryer when done and set aside for assembling of the burger
Sambal Oelek Mayo
  1. Mix sambal Oelek and mayo together in a small bowl
Burger Bun
  1. Slice the burger buns in half and spread a thin layer of butter inside the bun.
  2. To have a pretty shiny bun, melt some butter over a pot or microwave and thinly brush a layer on the top of the bun
  3. Toast the bun for 5 mins it until desired doneness in the oven
Assembling of HJK Burger
  1. Add Lettuce on the base of the burger bun, follow by the air fried chicken, top the sambal oelek mayo then add the bun top



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