Mix together the soy and fish sauces. Add black pepper to taste. Stir in the sugar, garlic and shallots. No salt is needed as the fish sauce is salty enough.
Rub the mixture all over the chicken pieces and leave in a cool place, to marinate for at least an hour.
Remove the chicken and sprinkle the pieces with
Remove the pieces as they are cooked, drain on kitchen paper and keep warm. Serve with boiled rice and your favourite dipping sauce.
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