Indonesian Sweet Soy Cubed Chicken has a distinctive sweet taste with a salty taste from the sweet sauce. Apart from Indonesia, other popular Sweet Soy Cubed Chicken places are Singapore and Malaysia. However, the most authentic version comes from the Javanese-Chinese region. The preparation and production of soy sauce are deeply rooted in Chinese roots in this tradition. The Javanese-Indonesian version of sweet sauce has its own touch, including a mixture of thick palm sugar. The sweet sauce (kecap manis) has a sweet taste, a black Indonesian dipping sauce that is widely used in Southeast Asia and is often made with fermented soybeans and other spices. If the sweet sauce is mixed with Worcestershire sauce, it will make the dish taste savory. The difference between the Sweet Soy Chicken recipe and the Sweet Soy Cubed Chicken recipe lies in the use of lime. The Sweet Soy Chicken is marinated and served with lime. And for the Sweet Soy Cubed Chicken doesn't require lime and it's very easy to make it. You only need lean chicken breast or pork meat, then cut it into small squares. The main ingredient for this Sweet Soy Cubed Chicken recipe is sweet sauce (kecap manis). You can add or reduce the amount of sweet sauce (kecap manis) used according to the level of sweetness that you like. And the taste is different from the sweet soy chicken in general. Here's a Sweet Soy Cubed Chicken recipe along with the steps to make it.
Prepare chicken breast or pork meat, then cut it into small squares as shown in the photo.
Saute garlic in oil until fragrant.
Add the meat pieces, then cook until half cooked.
Then add water, salt, chicken powder, pepper, sweet sauce (kecap manis), and sugar. Make sure the taste is sweet, if not sweet enough, add a little sugar. Cook until the gravy is slightly thickened.
Serve the Sweet Soy Cubed Chicken with warm rice, sprinkled with fried garlic, and chopped red chilies. If you like, you can add sambal bajak too.
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