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This dish is very savory and filling, also the special thick sweet seasoning makes it a very unique dish.
Easy to cook and delicious Chicken with Sweet Seasoning.

Chicken with Sweet Seasoning is an Indonesian dish made with chicken pieces that are simmered in a sweet and savory sauce. The sauce for this dish typically includes a combination of ingredients such as sweet sauce (kecap manis), garlic, shallots, salt, sugar, and other spices. The chicken is first marinated in this flavorful sauce for a few minutes to infuse it with the aromatic flavors. Once marinated, the chicken is usually sauteed or pan-fried until cooked through. Then add other ingredients, such as chopped onions, sweet sauce, sugar and salt. After that, cook until the meat is tender and the gravy is reduced. Chicken with Sweet Seasoning dish has a dominant sweet and slightly salty taste. If it's not sweet enough, you can add sugar, and if it's not salty enough, you can add a little salt. This dish is typically served with steamed rice and often accompanied by stir-fried vegetables. Here's a simple recipe for Chicken with Sweet Seasoning that's easy to follow.

YIELDS 2 serving(s)
TOTAL TIME 45 minute(s)

Mashed Ingredients

  • 5 shallots
  • 3 garlic
  • 50 ml of water


  • 250g chicken fillets, cut lengthwise
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp nutmeg powder
  • 1 tsp butter
  • ½ onion, thinly sliced
  • 100 ml of water
  • 3 tbsp sweet sauce (kecap manis)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp sugar



Cut the chicken fillet lengthwise as shown in the photo (about 1x3 or 2x4 cm).

Step 1 of cooking Chicken with Sweet Seasoning.

Blend all the Mashed Ingredients (see the recipe above) and pour the blended ingredients into the chicken fillet. Add pepper and nutmeg powder, then leave it for 20 minutes.

Step 2 of cooking Chicken with Sweet Seasoning.

Heat butter, then add the chicken fillets, and cook for 30 seconds until they change color.

Step 3 of cooking Chicken with Sweet Seasoning.

Add chopped onion and stir about 1 minute.

Step 4 of cooking Chicken with Sweet Seasoning.

Add water, sweet sauce (kecap manis), salt and sugar. Over medium heat, stir until the gravy is reduced and the meat is tender, and make sure the taste is predominantly sweet and slightly salty.

Step 5 of cooking Chicken with Sweet Seasoning.

Serve Sweet Seasoned Chicken with warm rice and other side dishes.

Step 6 of cooking Chicken with Sweet Seasoning.

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