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Tamarind Chicken (Ayam Sioh) Recipe

Tamarind Chicken (Ayam Sioh) Recipe

Tamarind Chicken (Ayam Sioh) Recipe

Ingredients :

    • Whole chicken – 1, about 1.5 kg, cut into 8 large pieces
    • Cooking oil – 90 ml

Tamarind Sauce

    • Tamarind pulp 360 g, mixed with and 810 ml water and strained
    • Rice vinegar – 11/2 Tbsp
    • Dark soy sauce – 2 Tbsp
    • Sugar – 150 g
    • Salt – 2 tsp
    • Ground coriander – 3 Tbsp, roasted
    • Shallots – 12, peeled and ground
    • Garlic – 3 cloves, peeled and ground

Method :

    1. Marinate chicken with combined tamarind sauce in a large bowl and leave overnight in the refrigerator.
    2. Pour tamarind sauce into a pot and bring to a slow boil. Add chicken pieces and boil over moderate heat for 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked and tender.
    3. Drain chicken in a colander and continue cooking sauce, stirring until thick. Remove from heat.
    4. Heat oil in a wok until hot and fry chicken for a few minutes until brown. Drain and arrange on a serving dish. Pour thick tamarind sauce over chicken. Serve hot or cold.

Preparation time : 15 minutes
Cooking time : 40 minutes
Serves 6–8