Chicken in white coconut sauce

Opor Ayam

Preparation info
  • to serve


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By Sri Owen

Published 1980

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  • 1 medium-sized roasting chicken
  • ½ a red chilli or a pinch of chilli powder


Wash and dry the chicken, and rub it inside and out with salt and pepper and lemon juice. Roast for 1 hour at gas mark 5 (375° F). Leave to cool, and cut into serving pieces.

Make santen from half a fresh coconut or 320 g (12 oz) desiccated coconut. Peel and slice the shallots or onion. See