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Baked Chicken Thigh with Kecap Manis

Another of my super easy recipe when I am super lazy to cook and just want to throw together enough ingredients to call it a recipe :D But, I hope this counts since it definitely tastes good even with just 5 ingredients! Chicken thighs, kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce), tomato ketchup, sesame oil, and sesame seeds. So, do you think you have those in your pantry? For me, even when I am too lazy to do grocery, I probably will still have those in my pantry and probably a packet or two of chicken thighs/breasts sitting in the freezer. Let’s get cooking!

Baked Chicken Thigh with Kecap Manis
Baked Chicken Thigh with Kecap Manis

Baked Chicken Thigh with Kecap Manis

5.0 from 8 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Total Time: 40 mins

Serves: 4

Print Recipe


  • 500 gram chicken thigh fillets
  • 2 tablespoon kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce)
  • 2 tablespoon tomato ketchup (Indonesian: saus tomat)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon sesame seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 360 Fahrenheit (180 Celcius) and line a baking tray with aluminum foil.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix together chicken thigh, kecap manis, tomato ketchup, sesame oil, and sesame seeds. Transfer these to the prepared tray.
  3. Bake in the oven until fully cooked, about 30 minutes.
  4. Let the cooked chicken rest for 5 minutes before cutting into small strips. Serve with steamed white rice.
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  • Garry Percy Garry Percy says:

  • Sally Sally says:

    I'm sure we'll love this! Quick question: If I can't find the kecap manis in my local store, would it be okay to substitute regular soy sauce? Thanks!

    • Anita Anita says:

      Hi Sally, the easiest substitute would be 1 tablespoon soy sauce + 1 tablespoon coconut palm sugar for the 2 tablespoon of kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce).

  • Jere Cassidy Jere Cassidy says:

    Ohhh, this sounds so good, love that these are baked and the sauce sounds perfect.

  • Cyndy Cyndy says:

    I so love Indonesian soy sauce - these look fantastic and can't wait to try them tonight~ Easy peasy!

  • Jas @ All that's Jas Jas @ All that's Jas says:

    I love that deep golden color on the chicken! Can't wait to try it.

  • Shannon Shannon says:

    This was super tasty and flavorful! Will make again.

  • K D K D says:

    This was delicious. I recipe borrow from blogs all the time but this was the first one where I thought it was so good I needed to review.

  • Carole E Szarka Carole E Szarka says:

    This recipe makes the chicken taste so absolutely delicious, in fact, finger licking good! Thanks !!!

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