Fried chicken (ayam goreng)

My mum used to make a side dish of fried chicken or ayam goreng at her dinner parties, for the kids who wouldn’t be too keen on curries or spicy food.  To be honest, I wasn’t really a fan (well, except for KFC), until very recently when I had a plate of nasi lemak which was served with a delicious piece of fried chicken.

I wanted to replicate the dish, but opted to shallow-fry the chicken pieces and finish them off in the oven.  The chicken turned out delicious, and I served some sambal belacan on the side.


  • 4 chicken pieces (drumsticks, thighs)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 4 tbsp plain flour, seasoned generously with salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil


  1. Rub the chicken pieces with turmeric, chilli and curry powder
  2. Leave to marinade for 15 minutes
  3. Pre-heat the oven at 180 degrees
  4. Heat oil in a wok
  5. Dredge the chicken pieces in the flour and fry for 3 minutes on either side
  6. Place chicken on a foil-lined baking tray
  7. Cook in the oven for 20 minutes until golden brown


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