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Ayam Ungkep Goreng

Indonesian Fried Chicken


  • 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


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


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


  • 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