Delicious Malay Style Fried Chicken: Ayam Goreng Berempah
This Malaysian style crispy spiced fried chicken (Ayam Goreng Berempah) is an all time Malaysian favourite dish and is extremely delectable. I love this type of Malay fried chicken as they are full of herbs and spices. It’s crunchy, it’s juicy, it has a light crispy crust and bursting with the aromatic flavours of fresh herbs and spices in it. The taste is just so amazing and the crispy fried chicken looked so unbelievably inviting.
The list of ingredients used may be lengthy but its blend of spices give this dish its characteristic flavour, only and only these malay style crispy spiced fried chicken possess.
Crispy On The Outside, Moist In The Inside
The first and most important step in cooking Crispy Spiced Fried Chicken (Ayam Goreng Berempah) is marinating the chicken pieces with fresh grounded spices. The fresher the spices, the better the taste of the this spiced fried chicken. Also, be sure to cut the chicken into large pieces. Large cuts of chicken help to keep the meat moist inside when deep fry.
The addition of a little cornflour will make a light crispy crust on the outside so make sure the skin is on because it crisps up amazingly well when the chicken is deep fried. Another vital step is to make sure the marinated chicken are well seasoned with salt and sugar. This will enhance the overall spice flavour of the Ayam Goreng Berempah.
A Great Accompaniment to Nasi Lemak
Yes, this malay style Crispy Spiced Fried Chicken is actually quite simple to make. Just marinate the chicken well with all the spices preferably overnight and deep fry in hot oil infused with curry leaves flavour. Serving these Ayam Goreng Berempah with coconut rice or Nasi Lemak (another Malaysian’s favourite, see recipe here) is just so fulfilling, it is just not complete having one without the other. Of course, it will be perfect to go along with some traditional sambal sauce as well.
As always, ENJOY!