Green Chili Fried Chicken

Origin: Lampung, Sumatra


  • 800 gr chicken, cut in pieces
  • 100 gr turkey berry (if ivailable)
  • 1 cm galangale
  • 3 pc kaffir-lime leaves, discard the ribs of the leaf
  • sweet/tahi basil to taste (optional)
  • vegetable oil to fry the chicken

To marinate the chicken

  • 2 gloves garlics
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp lime/lemon juice

For for the green chilli sambal

  • 5 pc shallots, chopped
  • 3 gloves garlic, chopped
  • 100 gr large green chillies, chopped
  • 7 pc green bird chillies (add if you like it more spicy)
  • 5 pc green or young tomatoes
  • 3 pc candlenuts, roughly chopped or crashed
  • 1 cm fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp lime juice or 1 tsp tamarind juice, dissolves in water
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • sugar to taste (if preferred)

Green Chilli Fried Chicken

Crispy Fried Chicken in a spicy green chilli sambal. Good choice for chilli fans :-). Tips: Cut the chicken in a small portions to get crispy and crunchy fried chicken.


  • Cut the chicken in small pieces, wash and drain. Pat dry with kitchen paper if necessary.
  • Grind the marinating ingredients into paste, rub into the chicken throughly.
  • Rub into the chicken.
  • Keep aside in a fridge for about 15 minutes.
  • Prepare the ingredients for the green sambal and steam the shallot, garlic, green chilis and green tomatoes until soft (it takes about 5 minutes).
  • Heat enough oil in a frying pan, deep fry the chicken until well cooked and golden brown.
  • Until golden brown.
  • Put little bit salt, candlenut and ginger into a mortal or grinder and grind until smooth.
  • Add the steamed ingredients and grind just roughly. Put aside
  • Grind just roughly.
  • Heat again 3 tbsp used oil over medium heat. Stir fry the green sambal, galangale and kaffir-lime leaf and stir all the time until well cooked & fragrant (it takes about 5 minutes).
  • Stir all the time to prevent burning. Add the lime/tamarind juice stir to mix.
  • Add the fried chicken and turkey berry (if used), stir and cook until the berry little becomes soften and the chicken coated with sambal.
  • Adjust the seasoning, add salt or sugar if necessary. Add sweet/thai basil as a garnish. Remove from heat and serve hot.
Keyword chicken, crispy, green chilli, Indonesia

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