Chicken Rendang

Chicken Rendang - amazing Malaysian-Indonesian chicken stew with spices and coconut milk. Deeply flavorful. The best rendang recipe ever!Recently, there was a huge rendang controversy caused by Master Chef UK judges who said that chicken rendang should have crispy skin, which enraged the entire country of Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia and the incident turned into a social media warfare.

As a Malaysia food blogger, I wanted to tell you that chicken rendang, or any rendang, for example: beef rendang, lamb rendang should never have crispy skin. And the rendang sauce should be on the skin!Chicken rendang is slow cooked and stewed in the rendang sauce and my chicken rendang recipe yields flavorful and tender chicken, with complex structure of flavors, with the intense aroma of the exotic spices.

  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless and skinless chicken breasts or thighs cut into cubes
  • 1/3 cup cooking oil
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 cloves
  • 3 star anise
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • 1 lemongrass white part only, pounded and cut into strips
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup water

Spice Paste:
  • 6 shallots
  • 1- inch piece galangal
  • 3 stalks lemongrass white part only
  • 4 cloves garlic

  1. All all the ingredients of the Spice Paste in a food processor. Blend well.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet, add the Spice Paste, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, and cardamom pods and stir-fry them until aromatic. Add the chicken and lemongrass, stir to combine well with the spices. Add the coconut milk, water, and........
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