Healthy Meal Prep
Opor Ayam (Chicken in Coconut Milk) Recipe

Opor Ayam (Chicken in Coconut Milk)

Description

The kitchen will smell amazing this Ramadan when you make this Indonesian recipe for chicken stewed in coconut milk with lemongrass, ginger, galangal, and lime leaves.

Ingredients

  • 1 (2 to 3 pound) chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 4 candlenuts
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 7 shallots, peeled
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon chopped galangal
  • ½ tablespoon chopped ginger
  • ½ teaspoon white peppercorns
  • ½ teaspoon chopped fresh turmeric root
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, bruised
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind juice
  • 5 kaffir lime leaves
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon white sugar
  • 3 ⅓ cups thin coconut milk
  • 1 cup thick coconut milk
  • 1 small bunch Thai basil (Optional)
  • 1 (2.8 ounce) package fried shallots

Instructions


  1. Soak chicken pieces in lemon juice for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a dry skillet over medium heat. Toast candlenuts, coriander, and cumin in the skillet until fragrant, about 1 minute. Transfer to a large mortar and pestle and grind into a paste with shallots, garlic, galangal, ginger, peppercorns, and turmeric. Work in batches if necessary.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add spice paste and stir until aromatic, 2 to 3 minutes. Add lemongrass, tamarind juice, lime leaves, bay leaves, salt, and sugar.
  4. Rinse lemon juice off chicken pieces and slide them into the skillet. Turn to coat evenly with spices. Pour in thin and thick coconut milk. Simmer until flavors combine, about 30 minutes. Add basil leaves. Continue cooking until chicken is tender, about 15 minutes more.
  5. Serve chicken and sauce in a bowl, sprinkled with fried shallots.

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Nutritional Information

Opor Ayam (Chicken in Coconut Milk)

Servings Per Recipe: 8
Calories: 537.6
% Daily Value *
protein: 34 %
carbohydrates: 6 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 8 %
sugars:
fat: 71 %
saturated fat: 140 %
cholesterol: 13 %
vitamin a iu: 16 %
niacin equivalents: 54 %
vitamin b6: 21 %
vitamin c: 10 %
folate: 10 %
calcium: 6 %
iron: 33 %
magnesium: 30 %
potassium: 16 %
sodium: 17 %
thiamin: 11 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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