Fried Chicken Drumettes in Coconut Curry

Fried Chicken Drumettes Marinated in Coconut Curry

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Connie Veneracion


  • 24 chicken drumettes
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon grated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • 1 pair kaffir lime leaves sliced
  • fish sauce to taste
  • cooking oil for frying
  • lemon slices or wedges to serve


  • Rinse the chicken. Pat dry with a kitchen towel.
  • In a bowl, mix together the rest of the ingredients to make the curry sauce.
  • Add the chicken drumettes to the sauce. Mix well.
  • Transfer the chicken and the marinade into a container. Tip: Use a shallow container so that every chicken drumette is submerged in the sauce. If you have a deep container, the chicken pieces at the bottom will get more marinade than the ones on top. You will need to mix the contents every few hours to make sure that the chicken marinate evenly.
  • Cover the container and leave overnight in the fridge.
  • Drain the chicken drumettes.
  • Heat enough cooking oil to reach a depth of about three inches. Over medium heat, fry the chicken, in batches of six to eight, for about three minutes. Turn the heat the high and continue frying for another minute or so or until the chicken drumettes are crisp and deeply golden.
  • Squeeze a little lemon juice over the chicken drumettes before serving. Optionally, you may place lemon slices or wedges on the side.