Bovril Chicken

Chicken, Chinese, Dinner, Lunch January 8th, 2007

Bovril Chicken

Marmite Chicken is probably more famous than Bovril Chicken. But since I only have Bovril at home, Bovril Chicken it shall be then. It is also my very first try and I am quite pleased with how it turned out.

Fried Chicken

There are two steps in this recipe. The first step is to fry the chicken and the second is to cook the bovril sauce before coating the chicken with it prior to serving. You will need to have fast hands with cooking the sauce because the sauce can dry out pretty fast. However, if you add too much water (to prevent drying out), it would be too runny and not as nice. Anyway, don’t let that fear you into trying this dish. It’s actually an experiment on my part and it works!

This is my recipe for Bovril Chicken


  • 6 chicken supremes (the tender piece of the chicken breast, cut into cubes)
  • 1 large onion (quartered)
  • 5 cloves garlic (chopped finely)
  • about 30 to 50 ml warm water
  • Oil for deep frying

Marinade for chicken

  • 2 teaspoons light soya sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chinese cooking wine
  • a couple of dashes of white pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon of oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon corn flour


  • 2 heaped teaspoons of bovril
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or to taste


Marinade chicken for 30 minutes or longer and deep fry till golden brown. Set aside.

Leave approximately 2 tablespoons of cooking oil in wok and saute garlic and onions till fragrant. Add seasoning and water and bring to boil. Return fried chicken pieces to wok and stir well to coat the sauce over the chicken.

Remove and serve hot with rice.

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  1. 1
    January 16th, 2007 at 3:10 pm


  2. 2
    Jin Hooi
    March 19th, 2007 at 10:29 am

    hi, just happen to click to ur blog while i am looking for some recipes. Just wanted to say that i just tried to cook vegemite chicken days ago and the recipe i found online is slight different with urs. May be u can try my recipe and i will definately try urs đŸ˜‰ Enjoy cooking !!

  3. 3
    March 28th, 2007 at 12:12 am

    OH that looks delicious. I don’t know what bovril is though. I wonder if I can find it somewhere here?

  4. 4
    Kiam Si Ah!!
    January 28th, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    This would definitely be kiam si one. How can use bovril, soya sauce, salt and oyster sauce?? Sure to give me high blood pressure. Haha… other than that, looks good.

  5. 5
    January 30th, 2008 at 11:38 am

    Kiam : Most of it is used for marinating and it’s quite alright since quite a bit of chicken is used đŸ˜€

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