Manado is a city located in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The city is famous for its variety of Manado cuisine and has many restaurants selling Manado dishes.
Easy to cook and delicious Tuturuga Chicken.

This dish originates from Manado. Manado is a city located in the province of North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The city is famous for its diverse culture and cuisine. The people of Manado are known for their hospitality, and the city has many traditional restaurants. Manado cuisine is known for its use of fresh seafood. The most popular dish is called rica-rica. Rica-rica is a spicy dish made with chicken or fish cooked in a sauce made of chili, ginger, garlic, and other spices. Another popular dish is tinutuan, which is a porridge made with vegetables and chicken or fish. This porridge is usually served with meat, vegetables, and other side dishes. Manado cuisine is also complemented by a variety of snacks and desserts. One of the popular snacks is called cakalang fufu. This food is made from skipjack tuna that has been seasoned and clamped on bamboo, then smoked until cooked and dried. One of Manado's dishes is tuturuga chicken. This chicken cooked using thick coconut milk, shallots, garlic, red chilies, and other spices. The method of making this dish is similar to curry but tastes very different. Here's a chicken tuturuga recipe that's very easy to follow.

YIELDS 1 serving(s)
TOTAL TIME 45 minute(s)


  • 1 chicken breast, cut lengthwise
  • 1 lime, squeeze the water
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 100 ml of thick coconut milk
  • 2 lime leaves
  • ½ lemongrass
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 stalk of basil or coriander, thinly sliced

Mashed Ingredients

  • 4 red chilies
  • 2 garlic
  • 4 shallots
  • 2 candlenuts
  • 1 tsp ginger powder or 1 cm ginger



Marinate the chicken with lime juice for 15 minutes.

Step 1 of cooking Tuturuga Chicken.

After that, fry the chicken with 2 tbsp oil and cook until the meat is brown.

Step 2 of cooking Tuturuga Chicken.

Blend all the mashed ingredients, then stir-fry with the remaining oil until fragrant.

Step 3 of cooking Tuturuga Chicken.

Add thick coconut milk, lime leaves, lemongrass, salt, sugar, and sauteed chicken. Stir well until the gravy thickens and make sure it tastes good. Pour into a plate, then sprinkle with chopped basil or coriander leaves.

Step 4 of cooking Tuturuga Chicken.

Serve the tuturuga chicken with white rice and serve while warm.

Step 5 of cooking Tuturuga Chicken.

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