Ayam Masak Kicap

This dish of chicken cooked in soya sauce is always a real hit at the dinner table. It’s simply a matter of throwing it all into the wok and letting the wonderful flavours soak into moist chicken pieces. No need for Tupperware coz ‘konfem’ no left overs!!

Prep Time

10 min.

Cook Time

20 min.

Total Time

30 min.


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6-8 pcs of Chicken
1 tsp Turmeric
½ tsp Salt
2 stalks  Lemongrass
1 Cinnamon stick
4 Cardamom
4 Star Anise
5 Cloves
1 inch Ginger (sliced)
3 cloves Garlic (sliced)
1 big Onion (sliced)
1 large  Potato (cut into wedges)
2 big Red Chillies (Use Chili Padi if you prefer spicy)
1 tbsp Light Soya Sauce (salted)
1 tbsp Dark Soya Sauce (salted)
1 tbsp Sweet Soya Sauce
½ cup Water
½ tsp Black Pepper
2 medium  Tomatoes (quartered)


  1. Add Turmeric and Salt to the chicken and mix well
  2. Fry the chicken in a wok of heated oil, turning occasionally, then when ¾ cooked or lightly browned remove from the wok.
  3. In another wok and a little more oil on medium heat, add the sliced onion, and fry to golden
  4. Then add all the spices - cinnamon, cloves, star anise & cardamom, stir gently
  5. Then add the lemongrass, garlic & ginger slices and cook for another minute
  6. Add in the chicken and stir gently
  7. Add in the potato wedges and Chillies and keep stirring for 5 mins
  8. Now add in all the soya sauces (light, dark & sweet)
  9. Stir and then cover and leave to simmer for 10mins, stirring occasionally
  10. Add in the tomatoes and then add about 1⁄2 tsp pepper (or to taste)

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