Ayam Masak Kicap Madu

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'Ayam masak kicap madu' is a Malay dish which is sweet and spicy. This soy sauce chicken dish is often enjoyed with white rice and other side dishes. Ayam masak kicap madu literally translates to chicken cooked in honey soy sauce.

Preparation 20 mins
Cooking 50 mins

Side

Sweet and spicy soy sauce chicken

Malaysian, Indonesian


Nutrition per Serving

624 kcal
32 g
24 g
69 g


Ayam masak kicap is one Malay dish which is commonly found in Malaysia or even in Indonesia. The Malay word ‘ayam’ refers to chicken, ‘masak’ means cook and ‘kicap’ brings the meaning of soy sauce. This sweet and spicy chicken dish uses a blend of spices along with a combination of dark soy sauces. The taste is absolutely divine. I knew that this had to be the first recipe to record and share on Nyonya Cooking. This dish is popularly sold at stalls or restaurants around Malaysia.

Why should I fry chicken pieces?

Sweet and spicy soy sauce chicken is not as plain as it sounds or appears to be. It has a combination of flavours to it. The gravy itself is enough to keep you begging for more. The best part is when the gravy coats the meat. Therefore, the chicken pieces need to be fried before hand to ensure that they will be easily coated with the gravy.

Adapt this to a stir-fry dish

When deep frying becomes a hassle, marinate chicken with the blended ingredients and sauces overnight or for at least 4 hours. Then, sauté the marinated chicken and gravy in 2 tablespoons of oil and turn it into a quick weekday dish instead.

Sugar is optional

Honey is the main ingredient that provides sweetness to the dish. It could be expensive in certain countries. Therefore, it can be substituted with sugar. However, this is optional. Feel free to use other sweetener such as agave syrup.


Ingredients

Servings:  
1
yellow onion(s)
3 cm
ginger
4
garlic clove(s)
1
chilli peppers (fresh)
oil
600 g
chicken meat
2 tbsp
oil
1
star anise
1
cinnamon stick(s)
2 tbsp
dark soy sauce
1 tsp
honey
100 ml
water
salt
sugar

Steps to Prepare

Ayam Masak Kicap Madu Step 1

Step 1 of 4

    • 1 yellow onion(s)
    • 3 cm ginger
    • 4 garlic clove(s)
    • 1 chilli peppers (fresh)

Blend yellow onion, ginger, garlic and chilli. Add 1 tablespoon of water to ease the blending.

Ayam Masak Kicap Madu Step 2

Step 2 of 4

    • oil
    • 600 g chicken meat

Heat up some oil to fry the chicken meat. Coat the chicken meat with some corn flour before frying.

Ayam Masak Kicap Madu Step 3

Step 3 of 4

    • 2 tbsp oil
    • 1 star anise
    • 1 cinnamon stick(s)
    • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
    • 1 tsp honey
    • 100 ml water
    • salt
    • sugar

Heat up some oil in a pan to saute the blended ingredients. Add star anise and cinnamon. When the blended ingredients have slightly darkened, add dark soy sauce and some water. Let the gravy simmer and add a few dashes of salt. Add honey and sugar (optional).

Ayam Masak Kicap Madu Step 4

Step 4 of 4

Add the fried chicken meat to the gravy. Allow the dish to cook for 15 minutes. Stir from time to time.

Published: September 1, 2012


1 Discussions

4 months ago

Grace

Hi there! Can I use beef tenderloin (strips) for this recipe?

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