Javanese Ayam Ungkep

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This Javanese Ayam Ungkep recipe is taken from our Javanese Cuisine page. For more delicious Javanese dishes, click here.

Javanese Ayam Ungkep is a specialty dish of spiced and deep fried chicken. The chicken pieces are pre-cooked in spices before being deep fried. The Javanese consider it as a great party dish. Try some. You will surely want to serve some Ayam Ungkep at your next party!

Javanese Ayam Ungkep

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Javanese Ayam Ungkep Recipe-

For the Chicken-
For the spice paste-
  1. Use a mortar and pestle to grind the spices into a smooth paste.
  2. Place chicken, spice paste, kaffir lime leaves, lemon grass and coconut water into a cooking pot. Bring to a vigorous boil. Cover the pot, reduce flame to a simmer, and cook for 30 minutes, or until chicken pieces are tenderized.
  3. Drain the chicken now, so they are dried in preparation for deep frying. (Note: if you want to store the chicken at this point, to serve some other time, you can. They can be frozen for up to 1 week, and also keep well for several days in refrigerator)
  4. Heat enough oil in a large, deep cooking pot for deep frying. When the oil is sizzling hot, lower chicken pieces in, and fry until the skin is golden brown and crispy—about 3 minutes should do it—because the chicken has already been cooked.
  5. Serve your Javanese Ayam Ungkep while hot, with rice and a vegetable side dish.

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2 thoughts on “Javanese Ayam Ungkep

  1. Wonderful sounding recipe for chicken! And thanks as always for the links to get hard to find locally ingredients. Lemongrass and Kaffir leaves are hard to get a Walmart, LOL.

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