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Ayam Panggang

Indonesian spicy grilled chicken


  • 1.4 kg chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 10 bird eye chilies
  • 3 garlic
  • 2 large onions
  • 1/2 tbsp scallion powder
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger powder
  • 5 candlenuts
  • 1 can coconut milk 400 ml
  • Hungarian Vegeta seasoning or bouillon powder/salt
  • Sweet soy sauce available online, major grocery stores, Asian stores


  • Trim fats but leave skins intact
  • Make paste of chilies, garlic, onion, candlenut, scallion, ginger and 1-2 tbsp oil
  • Heat oil and saute paste until fragrant
  • Pour in coconut milk, 2 tbsp sweet soy sauce and Vegeta/seasoning, stir to combine
  • Add in chicken and cook on medium heat until coconut milk thicken and chicken is cooked through
  • Preheat oven to 450 F, once ready, turn off oven and turn on the broiler
  • Place chicken on baking sheet with a rack on it and brush with gravy
  • Broil chicken on the lowest rack for 10 minutes
  • Serve immediately with warm rice and salad
  • Enjoy~