Ingredients

  • Serves 1 person
  • 250 g chicken fillet (boneless thigh)

  • 1 egg

  • 100 g of potato flour / corn starch

  • 1 tbsp paprika powder / chili powder

  • salt and pepper (to taste)

  • 50 g shredded mozzarella (optional) 

  • vegetable oil for frying

     

  • sambal geprek:

    10 pieces bird's eye chillies

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

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Recipe Courtesy of
Asian Food Network

Ayam Geprek (Smashed Fried Chicken with Sambal)

Crispy fried chicken with a generous dose of sambal never, ever gets boring in Asia. This famous Ayam Geprek from Yogyakarta will make even the most seasoned veterans of spice break into a sweat over the red-hot levels of heat. Tone it down if needed so that you can still feel your tongue and lips afterwards. After all, there are still plenty of crunchy golden bits to enjoy in between bites of juicy smashed chicken. An optional cheesy topping balances out the heat with its creaminess while adding an addictive sticky, oozy layer that’s a treat for both the eyes and taste buds.
  • Easy
  • 20 min
  • 20 min
  • 15 min
  • 3 steps
  • 10 Ingredients
  • Easy
  • 3 steps
  • 10 Ingredients
  • 20 min
  • 20 min
  • 15 min

Instructions

  1. Preparing the chicken

    • To make the battered fried chicken, slice the chicken thinly, season with salt and pepper to taste.
    • Season the corn starch and egg with salt, pepper and paprika powder, mix well.
    • Dip the chicken into the corn starch, beaten egg and back to the corn starch.
    • Fry until golden brown and cook, you can double fry it to make it crispier.


  2. Making the sambal

    • In a mortar and pestle (or with a food processor), coarsely blend bird’s eye chilies, garlic, and a pinch of salt. 

    • Heat vegetable oil till it is sizzling slightly. 

    • In a sturdy heat-proof dish (or in the mortar) pour the hot cooking oil onto the blended paste. Your sambal is now ready.



  3. Combining the chicken with the sambal

    • Place the crispy chicken top of the sambal and mash/crush the chicken with a pestle or rolling pin.



Plate and Serve!

Serve the chicken with a side of steamed rice and some vegetables. Optional step: sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese on top of the chicken and torch it to make “Ayam Geprek Mozarella”.

Plate and Serve!

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Ingredients
  • Serves 1 person
  • 250 g chicken fillet (boneless thigh)

  • 1 egg

  • 100 g of potato flour / corn starch

  • 1 tbsp paprika powder / chili powder

  • salt and pepper (to taste)

  • 50 g shredded mozzarella (optional) 

  • vegetable oil for frying

     

  • sambal geprek:

    10 pieces bird's eye chillies

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

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