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Ayam Kecap (Sweet Soy Sauce Chicken)

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Delicious Indonesian Chicken recipe. Made with kecap manis which is a thick aromatic soy sauce- this dish is sticky, sweet and would work perfectly with steamed rice.

  • 4-6 pieces of chicken leg and thigh, skin on, bone in

  • 4 tablespoon sweet soy sauce ABC

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 400 ml water/ stock

  • 2 tablespoon oil

  • 1 spring onion

  • 1 green chili

Spice paste

  • 5 red chilies

  • 5 candlenuts

  • 5 shallots

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • 1 inch ginger

  • 1 red chili

  • Start by making the spice paste. Roughly chop all ingredients and add a mortar or food processor. Bash or blend until you have a smooth paste.

  • Slice the red and green chilis, diagonally. Keep half to cook with and the remaining to sprinkle on top. Slice the spring onion into thin strips for garnishing.

  • Heat the oil in a wok or deep frying pan. Start by gently frying the paste for a few minutes until fragrant. Add in the chicken and cook until coloured all over. Finally add in salt, sugar, sweet soy sauce, chili and water/stock.

  • Allow the chicken to simmer in the liquid for 30-40 minutes while reducing the sauce.

Serving

  • Once cooked garnish with the remaining chilis and spring onion.

How To Make Ayam Kecap (Sweet Soy Sauce Chicken)

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  • 4-6 pieces of chicken leg and thigh, skin on, bone in

  • 4 tablespoon sweet soy sauce ABC

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 400 ml water/ stock

  • 2 tablespoon oil

  • 1 spring onion

  • 1 green chili

Spice paste

  • 5 red chilies

  • 5 candlenuts

  • 5 shallots

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • 1 inch ginger

  • 1 red chili


  • Start by making the spice paste. Roughly chop all ingredients and add a mortar or food processor. Bash or blend until you have a smooth paste.

  • Slice the red and green chilis, diagonally. Keep half to cook with and the remaining to sprinkle on top. Slice the spring onion into thin strips for garnishing.

  • Heat the oil in a wok or deep frying pan. Start by gently frying the paste for a few minutes until fragrant. Add in the chicken and cook until coloured all over. Finally add in salt, sugar, sweet soy sauce, chili and water/stock.

  • Allow the chicken to simmer in the liquid for 30-40 minutes while reducing the sauce.

Serving

  • Once cooked garnish with the remaining chilis and spring onion.

How To Make Ayam Kecap (Sweet Soy Sauce Chicken)

INSPIRED BY OUR TIPS AND RECIPES?

Why not check out our exclusive School of Wok ranges below - From our popular woks to our fun and inspiring cooking classes, we cater for all of your culinary needs!

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