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Indonesian Fried Chicken – [BEST] Classic Ayam Goreng Style

Indonesian fried chicken – This east crispy Ayam Goreng style Indonesian fried chicken is not only crispy but flavorful and juicy from inside to the bone, perfect for your quick family-friendly appetizer.

Say goodbye to same old-style greasy chicken routine? Let’s dig into the world of Ayam Goreng, the Indonesian fried chicken that’ll blow your taste buds to Mars. This ain’t your average KFC-style chicken. We’re talking crispy, golden skin with every bite, juicy meat infused with spices like turmeric, ginger, and lemongrass.

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But wait, there’s more! Ayam Goreng isn’t some one-size-fits-all deal. It’s a choose-your-own-adventure kind of dish. Craving crispy perfection? Go for “Ayam Goreng Kremes” from Java, where a secret rice flour batter turns every bite into a shatter-fest. Feeling saucy? Try “Ayam Pop” from West Sumatra, where chicken soaks in a creamy coconut milk and turmeric bath that’ll melt in your mouth faster than you can say “sambal, please!”

Indonesian fried chicken – Variations:

Ayam Goreng Lengkuas: Galangal (lengkuas) adds a citrus kick that’ll make your taste buds sing.

Ayam Goreng Mentega: This is for butter lovers. This creamy Balinese version will have you saying “mantega-nificent!”

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How to serve this Indonesian fried chicken?

Nasi Uduk: It’s a Fragrant coconut steamed rice and is the perfect bed for your crispy chicken.

Gado-Gado: This Indonesian salad with peanut dressing brings a refreshing touch to all that richness.

Sambal Goreng Tempe: Spicy stir-fried tempeh is the ultimate sidekick for your crispy chicken. It’s like a party in your mouth, and everyone’s invited.

Classic Indonesian Fried Chicken

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it Healthy fried chicken – Believe it or not, yes! Air-frying or baking is the way to go. Remove the skin and go easy on the oil.

Marination – Let the spices work their magic overnight. The longer, the deeper the flavor (think of it as chicken-fu).

Double-fry for ultimate crunch – First, go low and slow. Then, crank up the heat for a golden finish.

Don’t forget the dip – Try sambal for fiery spicy or sweet soy sauce for a sweet and savory twist.

Indonesian Fried Chicken Ayam Goreng

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Indonesian Fried Chicken (Ayam Goreng)

Indonesian Fried Chicken Ayam Goreng

Indonesian fried chicken - This east crispy Ayam Goreng style Indonesian fried chicken is not only crispy but flavorful and juicy from inside to the bone, perfect for your quick family-friendly appetizer.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 2 pound Chicken, cut into pieces
  • 1 tbsp ground turmeric
  • 1 inch ginger, roughly chopped
  • 1-inch galangal, roughly chopped
  • 6 Shallots, medium size
  • 3 Garlic cloves
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp White pepper
  • 1.5 tsp Salt
  • 3 pcs Keffir or Makrut Lime Leaves, optional
  • 1 stalk Lemongrass, finely chopped, white part only


  1. In a mixer grinder, put garlic, galangal, shallots, turmeric and ginger. Grind until smooth.
  2. In a pot place the chicken pieces, add spice paste, salt, bay leaves, white pepper, lemongrass, water, and lime leaves. Give it a good mix.
  3. Secure the lid of the pot. Bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove the lid, turn the chicken on the other side. Put the lid back on and again simmer for 10 more minutes. Set aside.
  5. In a pan or pot, add the cooking oil, add the chicken, and fry until golden brown. Set aside in a cooling rack to drip off any excess oil.
  6. Serve with warm steamed rice and sambal
  7. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 440Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 147mgSodium 931mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 2gSugar 9gProtein 43g

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So there you have it! No more boring chicken when you have Best Indonesia’s flavor-packed fried chicken. From creamy coconut dips to fiery chilis, pick your spice adventure and let your taste buds do a salsa! So grab some spices, and crank up the heat.

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