Spicy Tomato Chicken (Ayam Masak Merah)

Spicy Tomato Chicken (Ayam Masak Merah)

5 Reviews 1 Pic
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    35 m
  • Ready In

    55 m
phoenixfyre
Recipe by  phoenixfyre

“This is a Malay/Indonesian dish which is spicy and sweet at the same time. Recipe was passed down to me by my mother-in-law, and although it doesn't quite taste the same as the way she makes it, my husband loves it!”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

  1. Rub the chicken with turmeric powder and salt. Set aside. Soak the dried red chile peppers in hot water until softened. Blend the softened dried chile, fresh red chile pepper, garlic, onion, and ginger in a blender to a paste.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the chicken in the hot oil until golden on all sides. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside. Remove excess oil from the skillet, leaving about 1 tablespoon. Cook and stir the chile paste with the cinnamon, star anise, cloves and cardamom seeds until fragrant. Return the chicken to the skillet. Stir in the water, adding more if needed. Toss in the tomatoes and stir in the ketchup and sugar. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until no the chicken longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 15 minutes. Serve hot.

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Reviews (5)

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merlion
6

merlion

Fantastic and spicy!! I used 5 BLSL chicken breasts halves and 3 serrano and 1 habanero chile peppers instead as I didn't have the red chile peppers. I did not de-seed the serranos. Also, I used a small white onion and 2 big cloves shallots in place of the red onion as I didn't have any. Also omitted cardamom as I didn't have them too. Used cinnamon powder instead of stick. Skipped the sugar and didn't miss it. Although it sounds like I changed it by quite a bit, but I think only the chile pepper made a more significant difference. Love this dish and would definitely make it again - with and without the adjustments. Thank you for a recipe that reminded me of home...

suzyqrnstar
6

suzyqrnstar

Deliciously spicy hot! Definately pair with some rice (i chose jasmine) to cut the heat. A definate crowd pleaser for those who like spicy ethnic cuisine!

fionne
6

fionne

The first dish that finished! Best eating with some rice as is rather spicy for me or maybe i reduce the dried red chili

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 462 cal
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 29.7 g
  • 46%
  • Carbs
  • 15.4 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 33.6 g
  • 67%
  • Cholesterol
  • 92 mg
  • 31%
  • Sodium
  • 280 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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