Ayam Ungkep Goreng (Indonesian Fried Chicken)

Since Covid-19 started, we super rarely do grocery shopping, like almost never, as we are using up stuff in the pantry, in the freezer, and whatnot. Needless to say, the kids would miss certain foods, like fried chicken.

Now that our province is slowly lifting bans and opening businesses, yesterday we got chicken, and BAM. I have happy kids once fried chicken were served at the table. They kept saying, so good, mommy. Hahaha.

I did breaded chicken that is slightly different than my usual. I did it the way my mum and sister would prepare their chicken, which is cooking it first, UNGKEP, then frying it.

By doing “ungkep”, it would lessen the frying time as the chicken already seasoned and cooked 🙂

My mum and sister would just fry directly after the ungkep chicken ready, but I coated mine with flour 🙂

30 pieces of chicken thighs and drumsticks

1 lemongrass, bruise

1 thumb ginger, slice

2 salam leaf, no subs

2 small dried galangal

A generous pinch of turmeric powder

3 tsp salt

Paste:

1 large onion

1 heaping tsp minced garlic

1/2 c water

Coating:

1 c flour

1/2 c cornstarch

4 tbsp chicken seasoning, such as Masako or Royco (if not Vegeta powder or salt)

Method:

In a food processor, turn onion, garlic, water into fine paste

Place lemongrass, galangal, salam leaf, ginger, turmeric powder and paste into non stick pan

Coat chicken pieces with spices, cover, and cook for 1 H on medium low heat until liquid absorbed

Meanwhile in a bowl, mix flour, cornstarch, and Masako

As soon as liquid in the pan absorbed and chicken pieces are cooked, coat them in the flour mixture

Frying:

Heat enough vegetable oil, fry chicken til golden brown, 5-8 mis

Check out the video 😀

Ayam Ungkep Goreng

Indonesian Fried Chicken

Ingredients

  • 30 pieces of chicken thighs and drumsticks
  • 1 lemongrass bruise
  • 1 thumb ginger slice
  • 2 salam leaf no subs
  • 2 small dried galangal
  • A generous pinch of turmeric powder
  • 3 tsp salt

Paste

  • 1 large onion
  • 1 heaping tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 c water

Coating

  • 1 c flour
  • 1/2 c cornstarch
  • 4 tbsp chicken seasoning such as Masako or Royco

Instructions

  • In a food processor, turn onion, garlic, water into fine paste
  • Place lemongrass, galangal, salam leaf, ginger, turmeric powder, salt, and paste into non stick pan
  • Coat chicken pieces with spices, cover, and cook for 1 H on medium low heat until liquid absorbed
  • Meanwhile in a bowl, mix flour, cornstarch, and Masako
  • As soon as liquid in the pan absorbed and chicken pieces are cooked, coat them in the flour mixture
  • Heat enough vegetable oil, fry chicken til golden brown, 5-8 mis

Video

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