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Marmite Chicken

  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 serving 1x


Marmite Chicken is an unusual Chinese recipe you simply must try. You won’t be able to resist chicken glazed with a rich and intense marmite sauce.



  • 500g (1lb) chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
  • 2 egg whites, whisked
  • 60ml (4 tbsp) corn flour
  • Oil, for frying
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) dark soy sauce
  • 60ml (4 tbsp) water
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) Marmite
  • 60ml (4 tbsp) honey
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) mirin


  1. Dunk the chicken in the egg white, then corn flour before deep frying.
  2. Remove the chicken pieces from the heat and drain on kitchen towel. Set aside and keep warm.
  3. To prepare the honey Marmite sauce, use a clean pan. Pour in the soy sauce, water, Marmite, honey and mirin and stir until everything is dissolved. Let the saucesimmer until it thickens.
  4. Cost the chicken evenly with the gravy and serve immediately with rice. Enjoy!


  • As with most famous dishes, there are a plethora of variations as to how to prepare them and this recipe is no different. In the Far East, Marmite chicken is prepared with skin-on boneless, chicken thigh fillets. In this recipe, I opted for the healthier option os skinless chicken breasts.
  • As an optional step, you can first marinate the chicken in 30ml (2 tbsp) soy sauce and 2 crushed garlic cloves for 2 hours in the fridge.
  • As for the batter, you can make up your own. Egg and flour will result in a soft coating, whereas corn flour will make it crispy.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds to decorate if you like!
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Deep Fry
  • Cuisine: Chinese

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