Thursday, January 22, 2009

Ayam Masak Kicap / Soy Sauce Chicken

ayam kicap chicken soy sauceWhat was supposed to be Sweet and Sour Chicken somehow ended up being Soy Sauce Chicken or Ayam Masak Kicap. How you asked me? Well, I made some 'special' rice a few nights ago and thought that Sweet and Sour Chicken would paired really well with it so I decided to make some using the ready-made powder paste that was given to me by a friend. I have never used ready-made paste or powder for something as simple as sweet and sour but I decided to give it a try. Well, since I am now posting anything but Sweet and Sour Chicken, you'd know that it did not turn out good. Suffice to say, it went down the sink. Luckily I did not add in the chicken yet or else I would ended up eating the rice on it's own. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Anyways, time was running out. Michael's popcorn chicken and mac and cheese are ready while I still have the chicken drumstick on the plate with no sauce. Quick thinking, I sliced some ginger and onion and decided to make Soy Sauce Chicken. It is very quick since I have already deep fried the chicken. So here they are my impromptu Soy Sauce Chicken / Ayam Masak Kicap.

Soy Sauce Chicken
serves 3-4

6-8 pieces chicken drumstick (or your choice of chicken part)
1 tsp salt
2 tbs turmeric powder
Oil for deep-frying

1in ginger, sliced
2 shallot, sliced
1 red chili, sliced
1 onion, sliced
2 tbs veggie oil
2-3 tbs thick caramel soy sauce (kicap pekat)
2 tbs light soy sauce
2 tbs sweet soy sauce ( I used abc brand)
1/4-1/3 cup water


1. Coat the chicken well with salt and turmeric powder and deep fry until golden brown. Keep aside.

2. In a different pan or wok, heat the oil and saute ginger and shallot until fragrant. Add water and all 3 soy sauce. Stir well and taste. Add salt/sugar if necessary or you can add the soy sauce. Let it boil.

3. Once boiled, add in the chicken, onion and red chili. Flip the chicken so that they are coat with the soy sauce. Once the onion is soft, it is ready to be served.


somuffins said...

May I laugh aloud at your mishap? hehehe.. That kind of mishap is a norm to me as my middle name is 'dizaz', ahaks.

noobcook said...

Hee sometimes the best recipes are born this way ;) I can lots of rice with this comfort dish!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow looks yummy, spicy and gr8. Can go miles with thsi awesome recipe...

Rasa Malaysia said...

A reader sent me an email asking for the ayam kicap recipe. I referred him to you. ;)

Ida Hariati Hashim said...

Ayam masak kicap is the safest dish to prepare when there are guests to the house as my curry always tastes funny..hahha

Maya said...

It turned out well in the end! Looks pretty good to me!

Salt N Turmeric said...

Somuffins, oh pls do. haha.Eh dizaz tu apa?

Wiffy, that is very true but soy sauce chicken is not really a new recipe. hehe.

Lubna, thank you.

RM, thank you for the referral. ;)

Ida, memang tersgt safe. there's no right or wrong for ayam masak kicap recipe.

Maya, they are good but I wanted sweet and sour chicken! lol.

Indonesia-Eats said...

My mom used to make this ayam masak kecap. Yummy

somuffins said...

Hi, dizaz is for disaster... :-)

Bren said...

isn't it funny how some things just don't turn out the way we intended them to!! this looks like it still worked out!