How to Cook Ayam Percik (Splutter Chicken)

This multilayer flavored spicy bbq chicken hails from Kelantan, Malaysia. In its original form its grilled and basted. I prefer a crust hence I am baking it with the basting sauce. Try it today.

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How to Cook Ayam Percik (Splutter Chicken) Recipe
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First marinate the chicken with salt, sugar, turmeric and chilli powder for 2 hours. Its better if you can marinade overnight.

First marinate the chicken with salt, sugar, turmeric and chilli powder for 2 hours. Its better if you can marinade overnight.

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Gather the dried chilli and soak in 1/2 cup boiling water to soften

Gather the dried chilli and soak in 1/2 cup boiling water to soften

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These are some of the ingredients for the spice blend. Peel and chop them small to ease the blending of the spices.

These are some of the ingredients for the spice blend. Peel and chop them small to ease the blending of the spices.

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Blend the chillies, onion, ginger, garlic, lemongrass, galangal till aromatic

Blend the chillies, onion, ginger, garlic, lemongrass, galangal till aromatic

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Using a mortar and pestle pound the candlenut. You may subbstitute this for macadamia nuts.

Using a mortar and pestle pound the candlenut. You may subbstitute this for macadamia nuts.

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Now heat a wok or pot. Add oil and fry the chicken skin side down till its crispy. You do not need to cook it through at this stage. Remove and place it on a baking dish - skin side up

Now heat a wok or pot. Add oil and fry the chicken skin side down till its crispy. You do not need to cook it through at this stage. Remove and place it on a baking dish - skin side up

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In the balance oil- fry the spice blend till the oil floats to the top. Now add the candle nut and stir through.

In the balance oil- fry the spice blend till the oil floats to the top. Now add the candle nut and stir through.

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Add the coconut milk. Keep tasting the sauce and adjust the flavor with the tamarind, salt and sugar.

Add the coconut milk. Keep tasting the sauce and adjust the flavor with the tamarind, salt and sugar.

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Once you are happy with the flavor pour the basting sauce on the chicken

Once you are happy with the flavor pour the basting sauce on the chicken

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Bake the chicken at 150deg C for an hour. The basting sauce will caramalise. Serve it hot with plain, coconut or turmeric rice.

Bake the chicken at 150deg C for an hour. The basting sauce will caramalise. Serve it hot with plain, coconut or turmeric rice.

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