Green Chili Chicken is a spicy Indonesian dish that is often found in Padang/Minang restaurants. This dish originally came from West Sumatra, which then spread throughout Indonesia. For the taste of the green chili, it is very unique and different in each region of Indonesia. Green Chili Chicken can also be eaten with warm rice. This dish is liked by people who like spicy food. In general, chicken meat can be eaten with spicy chili sauce. So many spicy sauces are used as a complement to a dish, for example, sambal bawang, red chili sauce, green chili sauce, sambal dadak, sambal dabu-dabu, etc. However, for this recipe, we will use green chilies as the spicy sauce/complement for the dish. It's very easy to make Green Chili Chicken. The main ingredients for Green Chili Chicken are green chilies and big green chilies, as well as shallots, garlic, coriander, ginger, lemongrass, bay leaves, tamarind, and other spices. To make it easier to process this seasoning, you can use a blender to mix all the ingredients. The chicken meat does not need to be seasoned, because later it will be put into the seasoning that has been blended and stir-fried. There are 2 ways to process chicken meat, first, the chicken meat can be fried before being put into the seasoning. The second one, the chicken does not need to be fried, so the raw chicken will be immediately put into the seasoning that has been stir-fried (it is healthier because the chicken is not fried). Here's the Green Chili Chicken recipe along with the steps to make it.
Blend all the mashed ingredients, then saute it with oil until fragrant.
After that, add lemongrass, bay leaves, tamarind paste, and salt. Stir until it's boiling.
Add water and chicken powder. Stir well and make sure it tastes salty.
After that, add the chicken breast/thigh. Cook until the chicken is cooked and the sauce has reduced.
Serve the green chili chicken on a plate with lettuce, tomato, and warm rice.
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