Soto Ayam (Indonesian Chicken Soup)

My oldest son loves this soup big time although I hardly prepare it with complete sides as I would in Indonesia. Sheer laziness but also, Covid 19 (for today’s excuse lol) makes it hard to grocery shopping.

In Indonesia we would normally serve this soup with glass noodle PLUS rice, shredded cabbage, potato fritters, and so on.

5 chicken thighs
Water, enough for 5 servings
1 lemongrass
3 kaffir lime leaf
2 small dried galangal
A pinch of ginger powder
5-6 cloves

Spice paste:
1/2 large onion
3 candlenut
A little water
A generous pinch turmeric powder
2 generous pinch ground coriander
1 heaping tsp minced garlic

2 tbsp Vegeta/Royco powder

For serving:
Boiled eggs
Tomato slices
Hot sauce (sambal)
Sweet soy sauce (kecap manis)
Lemon juice

Boil chicken 20 mins
Add in lemongrass, galangal, lime leaf, ginger powder, cloves

Saute paste til fragrant
Pour paste into pot

Season soup with Vegeta or Royco

Boil for another 20-30 mins

Serve with rice, etc.

Am a bit lazy in watermarking pictures, so for now, please check the video instead 😀

Soto Ayam (Indonesian Chicken Soup)

Ingredients

  • 5 chicken thighs
  • Water enough for 5 servings
  • 1 lemongrass
  • 3 kaffir lime leaf
  • 2 small dried galangal
  • A pinch of ginger powder
  • 5-6 cloves

Spice Paste

  • 1/2 large onion
  • 3 candlenut
  • A little water
  • A generous pinch turmeric powder
  • 2 generous pinch ground coriander
  • 1 heaping tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp Vegeta/Royco powder

For Serving

  • Boiled eggs
  • Tomato slices
  • Hot sauce sambal
  • Sweet soy sauce kecap manis
  • Lemon juice

Instructions

  • Boil chicken 20 mins
  • Add in lemongrass, galangal, lime leaf, ginger powder, cloves
  • Saute paste til fragrant
  • Pour paste into pot
  • Season soup with Vegeta or Royco
  • Boil for another 20-30 mins
  • Serve with rice, etc.

Video

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