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Grilled Chicken with Chili Sauce Recipe – Resep Ayam Taliwang

Grilled Chicken with Chili Sauce Recipe - Resep Ayam Taliwang

Grilled Chicken with Chili Sauce Recipe – Resep Ayam Taliwang

Lombok’s most famous chicken dish is grilled over a charcoal fire and served with a spicy coconut sauce. This version suggests partially grilling the chicken and finishing it off by deep-frying. Alternatively, the chicken could be deep-fried only, depending on your preference.

Ingredients :

  • fresh chicken (about 2 lbs/ 1 kg), cleaned and cut into serving pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 red finger-length chili, thinly sliced, to garnish
  • Sprigs of basil leaves, to garnish

Chili Sauce

  • 3–4 red finger-length chilies or 2–3 bird’s-eye chilies, deseeded
  • 4 shallots, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon dried shrimp paste (trasi), dry-roasted
  • 1 teaspoon shaved palm sugar or dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime or lemon juice

Method :

  1. Make the Chili Sauce by grinding the chilies, shallots, shrimp paste, sugar and salt in a mortar or blender, adding a little oil if necessary to keep the mixture turning. Heat the oil in a wok or skillet over medium heat and stir-fry the ground paste for 2 to 3 minutes until fragrant. Reduce the heat to low, add the lime or lemon juice and mix well. Remove from the heat and set aside. If prepared in advance, reheat the Chili Sauce just before serving.
  2. Season the chicken pieces with the salt and set aside for 5 minutes, then grill the chicken pieces over hot charcoal or under a preheated broiler until half cooked, 2 to 3 minutes. Brush the chicken pieces on both sides with the Chili Sauce and continue to grill for 10 to 15 minutes, basting with the sauce, until cooked. Alternatively, after brushing with the Chili Sauce, deepfry the chicken pieces in the hot oil until cooked.
  3. Spread the remaining Chili Sauce on the cooked chicken. Transfer to a serving platter, garnish with freshly sliced chili and serve with steamed rice.

Serves 4 to 6
Preparation time : 20 mins
Cooking time : 35 mins

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Source :
The Food of Indonesia
Delicious Recipes from Bali, Java and the Spice Islands
by Heinz von Holzen & Lother Arsana
photos by Heinz von Holzen

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See also Indonesian Recipe “Balinese Duck or Chicken Curry Recipe – Resep Bebek Menyatnyat”