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Ayam goreng kuning - indonesian yellow fried chicken


- 1 whole chicken, cut into 4 or 6 pieces
- 2 pieces of lemongrass, take only the white part, and crush it.
- 2 salam leaves (Indonesian bay leaves)
- salt
- 1 cup of water
- oil for deep frying

Grind to:
- 8 cloves garlic
- 5 candlenuts
- 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
- 2 inches (5 cm) long fresh turmeric (1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder), roasted and peeled
- 3 inches (7-8 cm) long galangal
- 2 inches (5 cm) long ginger
- 1 teaspoon white pepper


Step 1: Grind all the ground spices into a paste. Rub and marinate chicken pieces with the spice paste for about 1-2 hours.

Step 2: In a pot, at medium heat, add marinated chicken pieces along with the paste, salt, lemon grass, salam leaves and water; bring to a boil.

Step 3: Cover the pot with the lid, turn the heat to low and continue cooking until all the water has evaporated .

Step 4: Remove from stove and let it cool. At medium-high heat, add oil in to a wok. Deep fry the cooked chicken until golden yellow.

Step 5: Remove from the wok and pat dry them with a kitchen towel or paper towel to absorb the oil excess.

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