Chicken Rendang Recipe

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Chicken Rendang – amazing Malaysian-Indonesian chicken stew with spices and coconut milk. Deeply flavorful. The best rendang recipe ever!

Servings : 4 People


1 1/2 lbs. boneless and skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into cubes
1/3 cup cooking oil
1 cinnamon stick
3 cloves
3 star anise
3 cardamom pods
1 lemongrass, white part only, pounded and cut into strips
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup water
5 kaffir lime leaves (bruised)
5 tablespoons toasted grated coconut, kerisik
1 tablespoon sugar or to taste
salt to taste

Spice Paste:
6 shallots
1- inch galangal
3 stalks lemongrass (white part only)
4 cloves garlic
1- inch piece ginger, peeled
10 dried chilies, chili arbol, seeded


  1. All all the ingredients of the Spice Paste in a food processor. Blend well.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet, add the Spice Paste, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, and cardamom pods and stir-fry them until aromatic. Add the chicken and lemongrass, stir to combine well with the spices. Add the coconut milk, water, and simmer on medium heat, stirring frequently until the chicken is almost cooked.
  3. Visit Chicken Rendang Recipe @ for full instructions.

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