Ayam goreng berempah (spicy fried chicken)

By nava-knava-k
(3.50/5 - 4 votes)

Crispy Crunchy with a soft tender meat inside.


1/2 chicken - cut into bite sizes
1 lemongrass
2 inch galangal
1 inch fresh turmeric
5 shallots
1-2 tbsp plain chili powder
Salt to taste
Oil as needed


Blend or ground lemongrass, galangal, turmeric and shallots to a thick paste.

Add chili powder and salt for taste.

Mix and marinate chicken pieces with spice paste.

Put chicken into a pot with 1 cup of water.

Cook until the water evaporates and the spicy paste sticks onto the chicken pieces.

Remove and keep aside, if possible for 2-3 hours.

Deep fry the chicken pieces.

Scoop the remaining flaky spices from the wok and add on top of the fried chicken pieces.

Serve with calamansi lime.

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