just like cooking any ordinary chicken, but the trick is with how
you marinate your chicken.
to the title, you don't go and actually soak your chicken into "kicap
manis" and then cook it. The idea is as follows:
a some chicken pieces, like the drumsticks, the wings, even breasts,
a concoction by mixing your own brew of "kicap hitam +this
ingredient + that ingredient". My father uses all what-you-can-see-and-grab-on-the-spot
type of sauces, like oyster sauce, kicap manis, a lil' bit of
seasoning stuffs, sesame oil, olives, etc, and mix it!
dip your chicken pieces in, and not for too long, 5-10 seconds
should do. Too long, and you'll be drinking that concoction rather
than eating, too short and you won't taste your brew in your chicken.
after dipping your chicken pieces into your concoction, you fry
it. Yes. Fry it.
that you've fried it, rinse the chicken of any excess oil, lump
them together, pour some honey.. and voila!
variant uses the "KFC powder", (that's how me and Pops
call it), where, after frying the chicken once, you dip the chicken
into the powder, and pour the "brew" that you've made
over it, and fry the chicken again! Then, only once the chicken
is out of the frying pan (or wok, in my case) you then serve the
chicken with the honey poured.