I bought some chicken thighs over the weekend and decided to cook this delicious chicken in dark soy sauce. In my kampung language we call this dish Ayam Masak Kicap.
First and foremost step in this process is to clean the fat off from the chicken, wash it and drain. Then sprinkle with enough salt on all sides of the chicken together with turmeric.
Deep fry the marinated chicken until golden brown or cook.
While the chicken is frying in the frying pot, prepare the ingredients; Garlic is missing from the picture. What you need are:
1 medium size onion. Cut half. One part you dice and another part just slice it.
1 stick cinnamon
2 star anise
3 pieces cardamon
2 inches ginger (Slice them)
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 tablespoon sambal olek (blended hot red chillies)
2 tablespoon Hoisin Dark Soy Sauce
1 tablespoon thin soy sauce
1 tablespoon sweet soy sauce
salt to taste
In a big skillet, heat olive oil. Sautee diced onion , garlic, ginger, cardamon, start anise, cloves, cinnamon stick until brown and aromatic. Add sambal olek.
Then add fried chicken. Quickly coat the chicken with the spices. Add half cup water. Then add all the soy sauces. Finally, add the slices onion and salt to taste.
Serve this dish warm with white rice.