Indonesian Chicken O

Here’s a dish that just got better the more I ate. I almost didn’t want them to end. Sadly they did, but I will be making them again so all is not lost. This Indonesian dish is sweet, tangy and sticky and absolutely amazing. My hands and face resembled those of a toddler after eating and I had to wash myself down. Fabulous! Great for a party – just remember to serve them with some napkins!

700g mixed mini chicken drumsticks and wings
1 teaspoon salt
freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons peanut oil
2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
1/4 teaspoon shrimp paste (diluted with 2 tablespoons water)
pinch ginger powder
1 teaspoon sugar
3 spring onions (chopped)
2 tablespoons kecap manis

Season chicken with salt & pepper and set aside.

Heat wok with oil until just hot. Fry the garlic and chicken together for 2-3 minutes until lightly browned. Add the shrimp paste, sugar and ginger powder and stir for 2-3 minutes. Add the kecap manis and spring onions, bring to a simmer then reduce the heat to low. Cover the wok and simmer the chicken for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add a little water if the chicken sticks.

Serve with fluffy rice or just on their own as a little albeit messy canapé.

  • Russ

    Well, I tried inviting a few people over for lunch but as they were all busy and I had already bought everything… They were absolutely delicious.

    There hasn’t been a recipe I’ve followed here that hasn’t been utterly delicious. I used what’s left of my Berbere mix to make that Ethiopian dish again.

    Keep up the awesome work 🙂

  • admin


    If I remember rightly, that’s exactly how I felt.

    I think the recipe would safely fill up two people, but if there’s a plate of food in front of me, I see it as some kind of human challenge to finish.

    Did you enjoy?

    Thanks for following and cooking so many of my recipes. I’m thinking of making something Indonesian tonight so keep your eyes peeled in the next week or so for the recipe.

  • Russ

    No probs.. I figured it was mixed.. It just didn’t seem like much when I was at the chook shop. After only just being able to finish the last one, I decided it WAS enough 🙂

  • admin

    Together. I’ve amended it to make it clearer.

    Thanks… again.

    : )

  • Russ

    Is this 700g of BOTH wings and drums or 700 together?

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