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A long-simmered chicken for a tender bites, and seasoned with mostly ginger and garlic for a delicious taste.
Easy to cook and delicious Pesak Chicken.

Pesak Chicken or Pak Cam Ke is a Chinese food that has an oriental taste. Pesak chicken is boiled chicken served with sesame oil, soy sauce and fried garlic. This chicken is boiled for a bit long time so the meat become tender. Firstly, boil the chicken in boiling water first. After that take out the chicken, then dipped in cold water for a few minutes. Then put the chicken back into the boiling water, this method should be done 3 times until the meat is tender. Don't throw away the boiling water which contains chicken broth, because it can be seasoned to make a soup as a complementary. You can see Pesak Chicken recipes below.

YIELDS2 servings
TOTAL TIME minutes


  • 500g chicken meat
  • 1200 ml hot water
  • 1200 ml cold / normal water
  • 4 garlic
  • 3 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp pepper


  • 3 tbsp soy sauce + 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • Fried garlic
  • Cucumber and tomato slices



Bring 1200 ml of water to a boil, then add the garlic, ginger powder and pepper, stir well.

Step 1 of cooking Pesak Chicken.

Put in the chicken, wait until it boils.

Step 2 of cooking Pesak Chicken.

Remove the chicken from the hot water, then put it in 1200 ml of cold / normal water, leave it for 2 minutes. Then remove and put it again in hot water until boiling. Do this up to 3 times.

Step 3 of cooking Pesak Chicken.

After that, let the chicken be in the hot water. Simmer over low heat until the meat is tender.

Step 4 of cooking Pesak Chicken.

Take the chicken, put it on a plate. Add cucumber, tomato, fried garlic, and soy sauce & sesame oil mixtures.

Step 5 of cooking Pesak Chicken.