Balinese stuffed grilled chicken (ayam betutu)

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
45 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
1 whole chicken, cleaned

1 pack of ground cassava leaves (app. 200g)

vegetable oil for sauteeing

banana leaves for wrapping

Spices to ground:

7 big red chilli and 5 chili paddy, adjusted into your preference

8 roasted candle nuts

10 cloves of shallot

8 cloves of garlic

2 teaspoons fermented shrimp paste

1 tablespoon ground coriander

2 stalk of lemongrass, chopped

1 teaspoons ground white pepper

4 cm of galangal, cut

1 teaspoons ground nutmeg

1 teaspoons ground turmeric

5 kaffir lime leaves

4cm of ginger, cut

1 tablespoon ground kencur

salt and sugar to taste


  • Grind all of the spices in a blender, and then sautee with a little bit of vegetable oil until fragrant.
  • Cool it off and divide into 2 parts. Mix one part with ground cassava leaves. Stuff it into the chicken cavity.
  • Close the opening with tooth picks. Cover the whole body with the rest of ground spices and stuff it under the skin too.
  • Wrap the chicken with banana leaves. Broil in a preheated oven at 180C for 2-3 hours.
  • It may be steamed for 45 minutes prior to broiling to cut off the broiling time into just an hour. Cut and serve with steamed rice.





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