Ayam Penyet

Mains
Poultry
Rice

Easy Level:

Cook Time:

Servings:

4

Penyet simply means “smashed” or “flattened”, in this case “smashed chicken” is a very popular dish from Indonesia. There are quite a few popular restaurants in Singapore serving this, so why not try this in the comfort of your own home?
This may look like a simple chicken recipe, however there lies the complexity of cooking the meat with the right amount of galangal and lemongrass. Deep fried til’ perfection – the end result is pure bliss! In our recipe we’re making our own special sambal chili too, to pair up with this awesome meat dish.No we did NOT smash the chicken here, but you guys can do so if you’d like. 🙂
Serve with piping hot rice, and enjoy every mouthful of chicken goodness!

Ingredients

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chicken thighs
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chicken thighs
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tbsp
tbsp
coriander seeds
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tbsp
tbsp
coriander seeds
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tbsp
tbsp
cumin seeds
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tbsp
tbsp
cumin seeds
0.00
stalks
stalks
lemongrass
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stalks
stalks
lemongrass
0.00
red onion (big)
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red onion (big)
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cloves
cloves
garlic
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cloves
cloves
garlic
0.00
g
g
turmeric
0.00
g
g
turmeric
0.00
g
g
ginger
0.00
g
g
ginger
0.00
g
g
galangal
0.00
g
g
galangal
0.00
litre
litre
water
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litre
litre
water
0.00
bay leaves
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bay leaves
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tbsp
tbsp
orange sugar
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tbsp
tbsp
orange sugar
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
salt (adjust to taste)
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tbsp
tbsp
salt (adjust to taste)
0.00
ml
ml
coconut milk
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ml
ml
coconut milk
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tbsp
tbsp
white pepper
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tbsp
tbsp
white pepper

Batter

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g
g
rice flour
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g
g
rice flour
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cups
cups
gravy
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cups
cups
gravy
0.00
tsp
tsp
salt
0.00
tsp
tsp
salt
0.00
egg white
0.00
egg white

Serve with

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tau kwa cut into triangles (fried)
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tau kwa cut into triangles (fried)
sliced cucumbers
sliced cucumbers
sambal chili paste
sambal chili paste

Steps

1

Toast 1 tbsp coriander seeds with 1 tbsp cumin seeds
Toast 1 tbsp coriander seeds with 1 tbsp cumin seeds
Mark as completed

2

Smash 3 stalks of lemongrass
Smash 3 stalks of lemongrass
Mark as completed

3

Cut 1 red onion and add to food processor with 6 cloves garlic, 15g tumeric, 30g ginger and 30g galangal
Cut 1 red onion and add to food processor with 6 cloves garlic, 15g tumeric, 30g ginger and 30g galangal
Mark as completed

4

Blend it slightly, then add mixture to 1 litre boiling water
Blend it slightly, then add mixture to 1 litre boiling water
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5

Add toasted coriander, cumin seeds, lemongrass, 4 bay leaves, 3 tbsp orange sugar, 2 tbsp salt (adjust to taste), 200ml coconut milk, and 1/2 tbsp white pepper
Add toasted coriander, cumin seeds, lemongrass, 4 bay leaves, 3 tbsp orange sugar, 2 tbsp salt (adjust to taste), 200ml coconut milk, and 1/2 tbsp white pepper
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6

Add 4 chicken thighs, cover and cook for 12 mins
Add 4 chicken thighs, cover and cook for 12 mins
Mark as completed

7

Remove chicken thighs and strain gravy
Remove chicken thighs and strain gravy
Mark as completed

8

Add strained ingredients to chicken thighs to marinate
Add strained ingredients to chicken thighs to marinate
Mark as completed

9

Let gravy cooldown to room temperature
Let gravy cooldown to room temperature
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10

Add 140g rice flour to bowl with 2 cups of gravy
Add 140g rice flour to bowl with 2 cups of gravy
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11

Add 1 tsp salt, 2 egg whites
Add 1 tsp salt, 2 egg whites
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12

Dip chicken in batter and deep fry till golden
Dip chicken in batter and deep fry till golden
Mark as completed

13

Dip tau kwa in batter and deep dry til golden
Dip tau kwa in batter and deep dry til golden
Mark as completed

14

Add 2 ladles of batter to oil to make fried crisp
Add 2 ladles of batter to oil to make fried crisp
Mark as completed

15

Serve with sliced cucumbers and sambal chili paste
Serve with sliced cucumbers and sambal chili paste
Mark as completed

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