So this time I just used thigh fillets cut up, which is still good, but doesn't beat meat on the bone. I know I should probably use a whole chicken and cut it up, but I am always scared that I will make a big mess of everything.
All you need to do is blend some of the ingredients to make a paste, fry that off and then add your meat of choice and other ingredients and leave it to simmer. I will serve this with some stir fried Asian greens as well, which goes really well with it.
I made a bit of a mistake while making it. I put 2 tablespoons of sambal in it rather than 2 teaspoons, so i thought it was going to be really spicy, but it wasn't bad at all. So if you like your food a bit spicier I would increase the amount of sambal you use.
Stir fry to cook out all the spices
Add chicken and other ingredients
Ready to eat!
Balinese Fried Chicken
4 Chicken portions (or 500gm thigh fillets)
2 Garlic cloves
4 Kemiri nuts (candlenuts)
2½ cm fresh Ginger
250 ml Coconut milk (ayam brand is the best)
1 tbs Kecap Manis
2 tsp Sambal Ulek (add more if you like spice)
1 tsp soft brown sugar
1. Puree the Onions, Garlic, Ginger, Kemiri and Sambal Ulek in a blender or pestle.
2. Heat some oil in a large, deep frying pan and brown the chicken on all sides for about 10 mins. Remove chicken and set aside.
3. Stir-fry the puree for 5 min. in the same frying pan. Add remaining ingredients and bring to boil.
4. Add the chicken and simmer for 30 min. until tender. Season to taste. Serve hot.