Indonesian Grilled Chicken Recipe

Indonesian Grilled Chicken Recipe

Ingredients :

1.5 kg chicken

5 tablespoons cooking oil

100 g young cassava leaves, boiled until tender and cut into serving pieces

Banana leaves for wrapping


Spices (ground)

8 red chilies

5 bird's eye chilies

5 candlenuts, roasted

10 shallots

1 teaspoon dried shrimp paste

6 cloves garlic

1 tablespoon cilantro, roasted

1 1/2 tablespoons sliced lemon grass (white part only)

2 teaspoons peppercorns

1 tablespoon chopped galangal

1/2 teaspoon powdered nutmeg

2 teaspoons chopped turmeric

4 kaffir lime leaves

2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger

2 teaspoons chopped lesser galangal

Salt and sugar to taste


Method :

Heat a wok with oil and saute the ground spices until fragrant and dry. Set aside to cool and divide into 2 parts. Mix 1 part with cassave leaves. Stuff the mixture into the chicken and secure it with toothpicks. Use the second part to rub the chicken before wrapping it with banana leaves and secure with a string. Grill the banana leaves wrapped chicken in the oven at moderate heat (180oC) for 2.5 hours or until cooked. Remove from the heat and cut the chicken before serving.


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