Thursday, April 28, 2011

Chicken in Sweet Soy Sauce/Ayam Masak Kicap Manis

This is a dish that I cooked often when I want something quick and easy. This is a childhood favorite of mine. My mother used to cook it for us very often. Sometimes she will add mushrooms or potatoes to it. It is an easy Malay dish that tasted absolutely delicious with steamed rice.


1/2 chicken – removed skin, fats and cut into bite size pieces
2 medium size potatoes – peel and cut into quarters
1 small onion
1” fresh ginger
2 cloves garlic
2 spring onions – cut into 1” length

Marinate for chicken

1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp salt
Dash of pepper


1 cup water
2 tbsp sweet chili sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp sweet dark soy sauce/kicap manis

1. Marinate chicken for an hour. Heat up about 4 tbsp of oil and pan-fried potatoes until golden brown. Remove and set it aside.
2. Pan-fried the marinated chicken until lightly brown on both side.
3. In the same pan, add in a bit of oil if need and sauté the garlic, onion and ginger until fragrant and lightly brown. Mix all the sauce ingredients and pour it into the pan. Bring it up to boil.
4. Add in the chicken and potatoes. Cover and simmer until the chicken is cooked and the potatoes are tender. Add in a bit more water if needed. Check seasonings and lastly add in the spring onions.
5. Dish out and serve warm with rice.


Cuisine Paradise said...

I love the taste of stir-fried chicken with "kicap manis" and yours make me crave for some now......

My Little Space said...

This is a very flavour dish. I like it a lot too. The Malay stalls selling it together with 'nasi dagang campur bihun(mee siam)'! Interesting huh!
Have a great day.

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Anonymous said...

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Farida said...

Great recipe and that lookk so delicious, wana to make it soon (karena anak sy suka skl dg ayam kicap manis). Thanks so much for share your recipe, hope nice weekend.


Honey Bee Sweets said...

This is my childhood dish too, but mine uses pork tenderloin slices. I guess it's the savory sauce that's very inviting. Oh yes, my kids love the potatoes in it too. 

Anonymous said...

My mom like to cook this dish too but she use the normal black soy sauce. The next time she cook this I will ask to to try it out with kicap manis.


ICook4Fun said...

Ellena, I love this type of quick and easy dish.

Kristy, I really miss Malay rice. I can eat it everyday back home. Too bad I can't get any of it here :(

Jay, thank you.

Ricekernel, thank you.

Farida, budak memang suka this type of dish.

Bee bee, I have to try it out with pork the next time. Thanks for the idea.

Sue, kicap manis gives this dish a bit of sweetness which we like :)