Ayam Sisit Bali - Balinese Shredded Chicken

5.0 from 13 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 30 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 45 mins

Serves: 4


  • Pan-fried chicken
  • 1 pair of chicken breast (about 700 gram)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoon olive oil (or butter)
  • Balinese salsa (spicy lemongrass salsa)
  • 4 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 tablespoon shallot (Indonesian: bawang merah), thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic (Indonesian: bawang putih), minced
  • 2-4 tablespoon red chilies, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoon shrimp paste (Indonesian: terasi), toasted and crushed into powder
  • 2 stalks lemongrass (Indonesian: sereh), white part only, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder (Indonesian: bubuk kunyit)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 6 kaffir lime leaves, remove ribs and finely chopped
  • 1 lime (Indonesian: jeruk limo), juice


  • Pan-fried chicken
    1. Start with slicing each chicken breast into two halves. Pat dry with kitchen towels, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and lightly dust with all-purpose flour.
    2. Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, add olive oil and swirl to coat the pan.
    3. Add chicken breasts into the frying pan. Flip once the part touching the hot pan turns golden brown, around 4-5 minutes. Cook until the other sides are also golden brown, another 3-4 minutes.
    4. Rest the fried chicken for 10 minutes covered with a piece of aluminum foil. Thinly slice with a knife, or use two forks and shred the chicken. Set aside in a large mixing bowl.
  • Balinese salsa (spicy lemongrass salsa)
    1. Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Sauté shallot, garlic, red chilies, lemongrass, tomatoes, toasted shrimp paste powder, salt, and pepper until the shallot has slightly wilted, then stir in kaffir lime leaves.
    2. Turn off the heat and transfer the spicy lemongrass salsa into the mixing bowl with thinly shredded/sliced fried chicken, along with lime juice.
    3. Gently toss to coat the chicken evenly with the lemongrass salsa and lime juice. Serve ayam sisit Bali with steamed white rice.

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