Chicken Semur

READY IN: 1hr 50mins
Recipe by Coasty

This is an Indonesian chicken dish - I got the recipe from a cook at a roadside cafe in central Java. While some of the ingredients may be hard to find ie the ketup manis & palm sugar it is worth the effort.

Top Review by Chocolatl

A delightfully unusual dish. This is a perfect blend of sweet and spicy flavors. The pepper gave it more heat than I expected; next time I may cut back a little. Thanks so much for posting! Made for ZWT6.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mince the onion, peeled garlic and ginger and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a wok or fry pan and brown chicken pieces, set aside.
  3. Drain off the oil leaving about 1 tbsp in the wok adding the minced onion mix and saute about 10 mins making sure it does not brown.
  4. Add the nutmeg and pepper with the tomatoes, and saute a further 10 mins until the tomatoes start to break down.
  5. Add the chicken pieces, ketup manis and palm sugar and salt to taste. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours (this will depend on the size of the chicken pieces).
  6. Add the coconut milk and bring back to heat. Don't put the lid back on or the coconut milk will curdle.
  7. Service with plain steam rice.

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