Ingredients

  • Serves 4 people
  • 500 g chicken thigh 

  • Salt to taste 

  • 2 diced tomatoes

  • 1/2 onion sliced 

  • 2 stalk lemongrass

  • 1/2 tbsp belacan

  • Oil for sautee 

  • spice paste: 

    6 shallots

  • 5 cloves garlic

  • 12 red chilies

  • 2 lime leaves 

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Recipe Courtesy of
Asian Food Network

Ayam Balado

The Ayam Balado is a spicy Indonesian dish made of succulent chicken, tomatoes and fragrant lemongrass. The key to a delicious plate of Ayam Balado lies in its paste –Balado, a fragrant chilli sambal made simply from a blend of shallots, chili, garlic and lime leaves. If you like your chicken extra tender, try using chicken legs! Serve it warm and with a hot bowl of rice
  • Easy
  • 10 min
  • 20 min
  • 10 min
  • 4 steps
  • 11 Ingredients
  • Easy
  • 4 steps
  • 11 Ingredients
  • 10 min
  • 20 min
  • 10 min

Instructions

  1. Cut and deep-fry chicken

    • Sprinkle salt and pepper onto the chicken cuts, and set aside for 20 minutes. 
    • Prepare wok with oil on medium heat, deep fry chicken until golden brown, for about 2 minutes
     Cut and deep-fry chicken


  2. Blend chili paste and cook sambal

    • In a blender, add shallots, chili, garlic and lime leaves. Blend into a paste and set aside.
    Blend chili paste and cook sambal


  3. Sautee

    • Pour oil in wok and sautee onions, add in lemon grass.
    • Blend Chili paste belacan until evenly mixed and aromatic.


  4. Mix

    • After sautéing about 3 minutes, add in fried chicken and diced tomatoes.
    • Toss to coat evenly. Season with salt and sugar to taste


Plate and Serve!

Ensure that the mixed paste and sambal balado is properly mixed and cooked, to ensure that there is no raw ingredient aroma (unpleasant smell

Plate and Serve!

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Ingredients
  • Serves 4 people
  • 500 g chicken thigh 

  • Salt to taste 

  • 2 diced tomatoes

  • 1/2 onion sliced 

  • 2 stalk lemongrass

  • 1/2 tbsp belacan

  • Oil for sautee 

  • spice paste: 

    6 shallots

  • 5 cloves garlic

  • 12 red chilies

  • 2 lime leaves 

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