Ayam Masak Merah

Chicken Sambal

Preparation info
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My Rendang isn't Crispy

By Zaleha Kadir Olpin

Published 2019

  • About

Every family in Malaysia would have their own recipe for this dish. This is my family’s version and we usually serve it during Eid. It’s quite spicy, so it’s not really the best thing to eat first thing in the morning, but it’s a family tradition that we continue with.


  • 1 small chicken, about 1 kg (2 lb 3 oz)


  • Wash the chicken and pat dry. Cut into 8 pieces. Set aside.
  • Place the ingredients for the spice paste in a blender and process until smooth.
  • Heat the oil in a wok over medium heat. Add the spice paste and fry for 30 minutes or until the oil separates. Add a little water every 15 minutes or whenever the mixture becomes too dry.
  • Add the chicken,