Ayam Goreng

Ayam Goreng

  • Ayam Goreng

Recipe Type: Entree

Cuisine: Malaysian

Author: Caroline Artiss

Prep time: 40 mins

Cook time: 10 mins

Total time: 50 mins

Serves: 4

Malaysian fried chicken cooked with chilli, shallots and lemongrass



  • 3 boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • ½ tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 5 – 6 Curry leaves finely sliced
  • 1 stalk lemon grass finely sliced


large amount of sunflower oil for frying approx 1 liter 


  • Extra garnish:
  • Crispy fried shallots
  • Spring onions finely sliced
  • Sriracha chilli sauce for dipping
  • Sliced red chilli


  1. Using a large bowl mix the garlic powder, turmeric, lemon grass, sesame oil, curry
  2. leaves, salt and pepper, and egg together
  3. Add the chicken and leave to marinade for 30 minutes
  4. In a smaller bowl add the flour, cornflour, pinch of salt and ½ tsp of garlic powder
  5. Mix well together
  6. Heat a large pan of sunflower until hot
  7. Once the oil is hot, place a piece of chicken into the flour mixture making sure it is all
  8. coated, then add straight into the hot oil.
  9. The chicken should only take a few minutes to cook
  10. Once it is golden and cooked through take out with tongs
  11. Place onto some kitchen towel to drain off the excess oil
  12. Keep frying until all the chicken is cooked
  13. Serve this with crispy onions, spring onions and chillies scattered on top and with a really
  14. good chili sauce to dip into.


Be very careful when deep frying, and make sure the oil is hot by testing it with the end of a wooden spoon to see if bubbles when placed in.

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