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Indonesian Fried Chicken with Butter Sauce

Origin: Indonesia

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Fried Chicken with Butter Sauce


Use only the original Indonesian sweet soy sauce or known as Kecap Manis. This sauce is thick, sweet and contains almost no salt. It is often used in the Indonesian kitchen, in particular for Satays. You can find it eventually in Asian shops.

Though in western supermarket many varieties of "claimed to be indonesian sweet soy sauce" are available but personally I would say, those people have no idea of what kecap manis is" ;-(. Mostly those products taste really salty, worst than our salty soy sauce. These kind of product which give a bad name to people who use it in their first indonesian recipe.

However experience taught me a lesson and I have found a simple trick to recognize it's originality: 1. They usually label it completely "Kecap Manis or Ketjap instead of Indonesian sweet soy sauce only".

2. Just shake the bottle downside, if the sauce has a thick, almost syrupy consistency then you get it right. If it flows like water then never think a twice to even try, coz I have enough experience with them, especially in my first year living abroad and was desperately looking for my "beloved Kecap Manis" ;-)


Ingredients for 2 persons:

  1. 8 chicken wings or 500/1 lb chicken, cut in pieces, washed
  2. 1 large onion, sliced
  3. 2 cloves garlic, crushed, finely choppped
  4. 2 spring onions, chopped
  5. 2 cm ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  6. 1 lime or lemon , halved, use the juice
  7. 3 tbsp indonesian sweet soya sauce / Kecap Manis
  8. 1 tbsp soy sauce (salty)
  9. 2 tbsp oystersauce
  10. 2 tbsp butter
  11. ground pepper (to taste)
  12. 50 ml/1.7-2 fl oz vegetable oil
Indonesian Fried Chicken with Butter Sauce Ingredients

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. 1

    Put the chicken wings in a bowl and mix with salt, pepper and a half of lime or lemon juice. Keep aside in a refrigerator for 15 minutes.

  2. 2

    Heat 50 ml oil in a frying pan, fry the chickens until golden brown. Set aside to drain.

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  3. 3a

    Heat 2 tbsp butter in another pan, stir fry the garlic and ginger. Stirring all the time until cooked & fragrant.

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  5. 4 Add kecap manis, salty soy sauce, oyster sauce, pepper and fried chicken wings.

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  6. 5 Add the chopped onion, continue stir-frying until the onion becomes soft.

  7. 6 Add spring onions, stir for a while until just wilted.

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  8. 7 Add the lemon juice and stirr to mix. Serve right away with rice.

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