Fried Spicy Chicken
Devour this spicy yet savory Indonesian fried chicken, you will be sure to ask for more!
Let's start cooking!
Step 1 - Make rempah (spice paste)
In a pan on medium heat, roast dried shrimp paste until fragrant. Set aside.
In a blender, blend the roasted dried shrimp paste, chili padi, 2 roughly chopped large red chili, shallots, 150 ml of coconut oil, kaffir lime leaf, garlic, juiced lime and 50 ml vegetable oil until smooth.If rempah is not blending well, you may add more vegetable oil to help you achieve a smoother consistency
Preheat oven to 180°C.
Step 2 - Fry paste, marinate and bake chicken
In a pan on medium heat, fry the blended paste until fragrant. Add in palm sugar and mix well.
Using ½ of the fried paste, marinate the chicken drumlets for at least 30 minutes. Set aside the other ½ of the paste.To add flavor and save time, you can marinate the chicken the night before
After marinating, place chicken drumlets on a baking tray. Bake in the oven at 180°C for 10 to 15 minutes.
Plate and serve!
Serve the chicken drumlets with white rice. Garnish the dish with 1 sliced large red chili, chopped coriander leaves, kecap manis and the remaining blended paste on the side.