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Satay-Flavored Roast Chicken Recipe

Satay-Flavored Roast Chicken Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4-5

1 x 1.5 kg


1 clove


2 cups

2 teaspoons

1 1/2 teaspoons

1/2 teaspoon

1/2 teaspoon

1/2 teaspoon

1/2 teaspoon


1 1/2 teaspoons

1 tablespoon

2 tablespoons

Roasting chicken

Medium onion, roughly chopped


Fresh red chilies, seeded and chopped

Coconut milk

Ground cilantro

Ground cumin

Ground fennel

Ground turmeric

Laos powder, optional

Finely grated lemon rind

Candlenuts, finely grated


Lemon juice

Oil or ghee

Method :
  • Wash chicken well and dry inside and outside with kitchen towels.

  • Put onion, garlic and chilies into container of electric blender and blend to a smooth paste, adding 2 tablespoons of the coconut milk if necessary.

  • Mix in the ground spices, lemon rind and grated nuts.

  • Heat oil or ghee in pan and fry the mixed ingredients, stirring constantly, until color darkens and oil separates from the mixture. It should smell cooked and come away cleanly from the pan.

  • Remove from heat and mix in salt and lemon juice.

  • Rub the mixture inside and outside the chicken, truss it and put it in a roasting pan breast upwards.

  • Pour the coconut milk around the chicken.

  • Roast in preheated moderate oven, basting after 15 minutes.

  • After a further 15 minutes, turn the chicken breast downwards, baste again and continue cooking until tender in this position, basting every 20 minutes.

  • If coconut milk shows signs of drying up, add about 1/2 - 1 cup more. Turn chicken breast upwards for 15 minutes longer or until a nice golden brown and cooked through.

  • Carve chicken and serve with the thick coconut milk gravy spooned over.

  • Serve with rice and accompaniments.

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