Ayam Pop Padang - Padang Fried Chicken

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 45 mins

Total Time: 1 hour

Serves: 4


  • Ayam Pop
  • 1 free range chicken (Indonesian: ayam kampung), cut into 4 pieces
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 6 garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 500 ml water
  • 500 ml coconut juice (Indonesian: air kelapa)
  • oil for deep frying
  • Chili and Sweet Soy Sauce Sambal
  • 6 Thai chili, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoon fried shallot (Indonesian: bawang goreng)
  • 4 tablespoon sweet soy sauce (Indonesian: kecap manis)
  • 1 kaffir lime


  • Ayam Pop
    1. Heat butter in a pot and stir fry the garlic until fragrant, about 2-3 minutes. Add salt, pepper, sugar, water, and coconut juice. Mix well and bring to a boil.
    2. Add chicken pieces into the pot and cook until chicken is tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and set aside.
    3. Heat enough oil in a pot for deep frying, fry the chicken pieces until slightly golden brown (it should still be quite whitish). Serve immediately with chili and sweet soy sauce sambal.
  • Chili and Sweet Soy Sauce Sambal
    1. In a bowl, combine chili, fried shallot, sweet soy sauce and juice of kaffir lime.

Another great recipe by https://dailycookingquest.com.