Sunday, September 18, 2011

Ayam Kampong Goreng/Fried Free Range Chicken

This is a popular fried chicken dish using Kampong Chicken/free range chicken. It is usually serve with Nasi Lemak. I remember there was this Nasi Lemak seller at Subang Jaya that sells tons of this daily. It will be fried on the spot and people will make a bee line for it. Sometime you have a wait for some time to get serve but it is all worthwhile when you sink your teeth into the tasty juicy chicken. With very few ingredients but it is packed with explosive flavors. So here I am trying to replica it. It actually turns out pretty well.

Recipe Source: My Kitchen Snippets

1 small free range chicken – clean and cut into 8-10 pieces


5 cloves garlic
2 shallots
1” ginger
2 stalk lemongrass – remove the outer layers and cut small
2 tsp coriander powder
1 tbsp chili powder
2 tbsp curry powder
1 1/4 tsp salt or to taste

1. Put the garlic, ginger. Shallots and lemongrass in the food processor and blend it into paste. Combined the rest of the marinate ingredients. Mix well.
2. Pat dries the chicken pieces. Add in the marinate paste and mix it into the chicken really well. Set it aside to marinate at least 4 hours. Heat up some oil for deep frying.
3. Once the oil is hot enough, fried the chicken pieces over medium heat until golden brown and cooked.
4. Serve it with rice.

I am entering this post in the Muhibbah Malaysian Monday roundup, created and hosted by Sharon of Test with a Skewer and Suresh of 3 Hungry Tummies.


yummylittlecooks said...

Look so tasty!Like your cucumber and carrot pickle :)

lori said...

your ayam dish looks so yyummy, may i know if this dish can be baked instead of frying. wouldthe taste be changed?
thanks and regards

Diary of Kay El said...

Hi. Is the nasi lemak you mentioned at SS14 Wong Soon Kee resto? Love your pics here of the fried chicken, can imagine the aroma!

ann low said...

Love everything on that plate. The chicken looks so crispy and very delicious!

Tricia said...

Looks absolutely delicious!

Anonymous said...

This must be so tasty with the burst of flavours from the combined spice marinade.

lena said...

gert, you have so many mouthwatering fried chicken recipes and this is one of them!!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

i like this too, simply delicious!

Elin said...

Me too...I like it!!!looks so good :)

WendyinKK said...

The last pic looks so....... crispy.

shaz said...

Looks just perfect! Crispy and succulent! Yum :) thanks for sharing 

Jeannie said...

Wow! This looks so good! Been a while since I eat this type of chicken, usually I get my fix from the mamak stall nearby.

Linda said...

Everything on the plate looks sooo delicious. Oh yes, I was asking the same question as Lori, can this be bake?(lazy me!) :p I love your beautiful colours on the plate, just like those serve in restaurant. :)

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

I collect many chicken recipes and I sure need to bookmark this! I've been looking for lemongrass but haven't had a chance to really search yet. This is a definitely must try this!

Edith said...

I love the texture of free range chicken. THis one looks yummy!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

I'll be in line for this too if you're cooking this!  yum! Love the detail you put into this , pickles on the side!

ICook4Fun said...

Yummylittlecooks, thank you. The pickle is very simple. Just sliced the cucumber, carrots, some red chilis and pickle it with some vinegar, salt and sugar.

Lori, of course you can bake this but it won't be as crispy as the fried one :)

Diary of KL, It is at SS14 but I can't remember the name of the shop.

Ann, thank you :)

Tricia, thanks.

Fong's, yes this chicken is really good.

Lena, not many. Just a few of them :)

ICook4Fun said...

Lena, since we don't like KFC so have to fried it up myself when craving strikes :)

Sonia, yes especially with all the ingredients in the marinate.

Elin and Wendy, thanks :)

Shaz, you are welcome.

Jeannie, if I am home I will get my fix too from the mamak stall rather than frying it myself ha ha..

Linda, yes you can always bake this.

Nami, a lot of supermarket is selling lemongrass now but if you shop at Asian store it should be easy to find.

Edith, me too :)

Bee bee, no need to stand in line. You can come and visit me anytime. Any plan to come by the east coast for your vacation?

My Little Space said...

Gosh, the chicken skin looks so crispy and delicious. My mouthwatering already. Can't wait to try it. Yummmm....

i_kay said...

Hi there,

this meal looks scrumptious. I was wondering if I could just use normal chicken to do this dish?

And is the chicken skin removed or intact still for the frying action?

Thanks alot...*mouth watering*

ICook4Fun said...

Kristy, thanks.

I_Kay, yes you can use the normal chicken for this dish. The chicken skin need to be intact and if you remove the skin, the chicken might dries out when you fried it. For fried chicken it is all about the skin :) :)