Layered steamed chicken

Lapis Ayam

Preparation info
  • to serve


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By Sri Owen

Published 1980

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‘Lapis’ in this case refers to the layers of chicken which, in Indonesia, we usually steam in a neat square parcel made from a banana-leaf. Lapis Ayam cooks just as well, however, wrapped in aluminium foil and either steamed or baked in the oven.


  • 4 chicken breasts, boned
  • 225 g (½ lb) beef (brisket)
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Rub the chicken with 1 tablespoonful of soya sauce and a little pepper. Mince the beef, with a little of the fat. Put it aside while you pound 2 shallots and 2 cloves