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How To Make Ayam Panggang: Spicy Chicken Dish

How To Make Ayam Panggang: Spicy Chicken Dish

Ayam Panggang: Spicy Chicken Dish Recipe. This spicy Indonesian chicken dish blends a number of exotic ingredients into an unforgettable blend of tastes and colours. It goes perfectly with rice. Enjoy our Ayam Panggang: Spicy Chicken Dish recipe.


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Serves 4
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200° c  -  390° f

Step 1: You will need

  • 450 chicken quarters
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cups (250ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp dried shrimp paste
  • 4 shallots, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 fresh chilli peppers, deseeded and shredded
  • 400 ml coconut milk
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 lemon grass stalk, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 sharp knife
  • 1 cutting board
  • 1 small bowl
  • 2 trays or plates
  • 1 roasting tray
  • 1 wok
  • 1 wooden spoon
  • 1 fork
  • 1 spoon

Step 2: Prepare the spices

In a small bowl, mix together the shrimp paste, shallots, garlic, and most of the chillies. Keep aside a few strands of chilli for the garnish when the dish is completed. (If you like a less-spicy dish, use only half of the chillies suggested.)

Step 3: Turn on the grill

Turn on the grill to the highest temperature possible, at least two-hundred degrees Celsius.

Step 4: Prepare the chicken

Cut the chicken into eight pieces and make small slits in the skin. Now trickle a little vegetable oil on the pieces and season them with salt, rubbing the salt and oil into the meat lightly.

Step 5: Cook the chicken

Now place the chicken on the roasting tray and grill for twenty to twenty-five minutes, turning the pieces occasionally to ensure that they are cooked on all sides.

Step 6: Cooking the paste

While the chicken is cooking in the grill, heat the remaining oil in the wok. Add the spices and fry on a moderate heat, stirring continuously.

Step 7: Finishing the sauce

Next, add the coconut milk, followed by the bay leaves and lemon grass, and continue to stir. Bring the sauce to a boil and then allow it to simmer for five to ten minutes, allowing the flavours to blend well.

Step 8: Set aside the chicken

Meanwhile, take the chicken out of the oven and set it aside.

Step 9: Finish cooking the chicken

Add the lime juice and the chicken to the sauce and allow it to cook another five to ten minutes, turning the chicken occasionally until it is done.

Step 10: Serve

Set the chicken on a platter along with the sauce. If you like your food hot and spicy, the platter can be garnished with the few shreds of chilli pepper reserved earlier from the sauce.

The dish is traditionally served with rice and Sambal Olek, which is a spicy Indonesian sauce easily obtained at any Asian market.