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Indonesian fried chicken or ayam goreng is everyone's favorite dish in my home. The skin so crispy and the chicken is flavorful to the bone.

Indonesian Fried Chicken - Ayam Goreng

Indonesian fried chicken or ayam goreng is everyone's favorite dish in my home. The skin so crispy and the chicken is flavorful to the bone.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indonesian
Keyword ayam goreng, indonesian fried chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 Chicken cut into 8 pieces
  • 6 Shallots
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 4 cm Galangal (as big as the half thumb)
  • 3 cm Turmeric
  • 4 cm Ginger (as big as the half thumb)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp White pepper
  • 1 Lemongrass crushed
  • Cooking Oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Grind shallots, garlic, galangal, turmeric and ginger with pestle and mortar or spice grinder until smooth and evenly mix.

  2. Place chicken into a pot, then add water, spice paste, salt, bay leaves, white pepper, and lemongrass. Mix well.

  3. Cover the pot with the lid.

  4. Simmer the chicken for 10 minutes, open the lid then turn the chicken over so that all sides are seasoned. Cover the pot with the lid then simmer again until water evaporates about 10 more minutes. Turn off the heat. Set aside.

  5. In a new pot fry the chicken with cooking oil at 170° C until golden brown.

  6. After the fried chicken is cooked, rest it on a cooling rack to remove excess oil.

  7. Serve with warm rice and sambal (optional).

  8. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Your salt may have different saltiness. Make sure to check it. After simmering it should be slightly over salted because the saltiness will be reduced naturally when frying.