Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Chicken with Spices

Do you ever have problem deciding what to cook for lunch or dinner? I always do. This is what I normally do. I will see what meat I want to cook for that day. Then from there I will check what I have in the vegetable compartment. Then from there I will come up with something. This dish was one of them. I just take a few ingredients, blend it, marinate it and cook it and voila!! A delicious dish for our dinner for that day.

Half chicken – cut into bite size piece
Salt and sugar to taste

Blended ingredients:

1” fresh ginger
3 shallots
5 cloves garlic
2 red chilies
2 pieces fresh turmeric or 1 tbsp turmeric powder
2 tbsp of curry powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder

1. Put all the blended ingredients in a blender and blend it into a fine paste. Put it into the cut chicken and marinate it for at least an hour.
2. Heat up about 4 tbsp of oil in a wok over medium heat, put in the chicken, spread it out in the wok and then cover it. Turn and stir the chicken occasionally so that it didn’t burn. Add in some salt and sugar to taste.
3. Once the chicken is cooked dish it out and serves with some warm rice.

Note: I didn’t add any water to this dish. It turns out pretty much like dry chicken rendang minus the coconut milk and kerisik.


Yati Harvey said...

Hi Gert,
This is EXACTLY what I need...thanks for helping me decide what's for dinner!

Bakericious said...

the chicken looks yummy.

Quinn said...

Sounds good I might just wanna try this but I wanna use whole chicken drumsticks. I think I might just simmer in coconut milk until it's cooked and dry. Thanks for the idea Gert!

Momgateway said...

I enjoy the curry and coriander flavor in this chicken...

Swee San said...

That's what I do too when it's almost the end of the week and the fridge is almost empty, or when I'm lazy to go out and get extra ingredients. I just run through the pantry and do simple stir fry..

Yours actually reminds me of the nasi lemak stalls' fried chicken :)

WendyinKK said...

Your chicken will be fabulous with some pilaf.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Delicious chicken curry minus the cholesterol from coconut milk...what's not to like? Another fabulous chicken dish for dinner...good one!

ann low said...

WOW! this looks so yummy with all those spices.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks delicious! Me too, now how to think of what to cook for dinner. "siang lah" perhaps will think about it after lunch.

Beachlover's Kitchen said...

it's look like dry version of rendang chick...hmmm now you make me hungry just looking at the spices cover wt chick *drooling* oh!! now it's time dinner !! maybe I should use the Brahim spices to cook chic too!

Love2cook Malaysia said...

Simple but irresistible recipe! I'd always do something similar when I'm out of idea. hehe ;)

Kitchen Corner said...

This is really an appetizing dish. I hardly resist the curry and those spice taste. I like this one!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

I made the similar spice chicken for dinner yesterday, something simple and delicious. I would love to eat with a plate of turmeric rice with your chicken,sure delicious too.

Jeannie said...

I would love to eat this chicken too, looks just as good as Sonia's

tigerfish said...

I hv been cooking repeats...luckily the other one at home is not complaining but maybe he decided not to since I may decide not to cook and he will have nothing to eat! :p

Such an easy dish works for me, every time. Nowadays, my goal is minimum effort, maximum nutrition.

MaryMoh said...

Love all the spices. This dish looks very delicious. Would be great with rice and some cucumber slices...mmm

ICook4Fun said...

Yati, hope your family like this dish.

Jess, thanks

Quinn, it will be great with coconut milk too.

Momgeteway, me too :)

Swee San, it is difficult to decide what to cook everyday :)

Wendy, oh yea it will be great.

Bee Bee, yes this version is pretty healthy.

Anncoo, I like cooking with lots of spices.

ICook4Fun said...

LCOM, yea lor. Headache thinking of what to cook everyday :)

Lesley, you still have the brahim spices? You better start using before it expired :)

Love2Cook, me too.

Kitchen Corner, yes it is.

Sonia, I like your version too and also the turmeric rice!

Jeannie, Sonia's chicken looks really good.

Tigerfish, my husband is pretty easy going when come to food. So it makes my life pretty easy.

Mary, yea we had it with rice.

Lisa Ho said...

Excellent... bookmarking this... :)

pigpigscorner said...

Looks extremely tasty! What's for dinner always depends on my mood and what I crave for =P

gertrude said...

Ho Ho Ho, hope you like this dish.

Pigpig, yea it all depend on my mood that day.

ellie said...

Done cooking and everyone likes it! Totally as you said, rendang without the cholesterol from coconut milk!

Thank you very much for sharing this delicious recipe!

Jessie said...

Hi Gert, this is my first time commenting on your blog. I have tried this dish and a few other dishes too and it's always very delicious. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes.

Jessie from