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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Baked Cheesy Chicken with Sauerkraut

This is one of my favorite for Hungarian dishes. I am not sure if this is truly Hungarian or perhaps more to German, or if anyone even cook something like this hahahha

I saw a jar of sauerkraut close to its BB date so I thought what would be a less hassle meal I could prepare with it and voila hahahah

Nah, joking. I have made this dish countless times and always love it, but I truly do not know whether this is Hungarian/German or something that my husband thought of in his head when he 1st taught me how to prepare this, as he would say “secret” whenever I ask him where he learned it from 🙂

We do refer this dish as sajtos csirke savanyu kaposztan though, so let’s just say Hungarian dish okay? 😛

I prefer to have it with rice instead mashed potatoes, but you can serve it with mashed potatoes for sure, should you are not into rice much 🙂

1 jar sauerkraut
6 frozen seasoned chicken breast, skinless, boneless, thawed
1 1/2 c grated marble cheese

Preheat oven to 410 F
Spread sauerkraut on rectangular pan, lined with aluminum foil
Place chicken breast on sauerkraut
Bake for 40 minutes, covered
Take out pan, uncover, sprinkle top with tons of cheese
Bake uncovered for another 6-8 mins
Serve with warm rice or mashed potato

Come check the video when I prepared this dish 🙂

Sajtos Csirke Savanyu Kaposztan

Ingredients

  • 1 jar sauerkraut
  • 6 frozen seasoned chicken breast skinless, boneless, thawed
  • 1 1/2 c grated marble cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 410 F
  • Spread sauerkraut on rectangular pan, lined with aluminum foil
  • Place chicken breast on sauerkraut
  • Bake for 40minutes, covered
  • Take out pan, uncover, sprinkle top with tons of cheese
  • Bake uncovered for another 6-8 mins
  • Serve with warm rice or mashed potato

Video