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    Indonesian Chicken in Coconut Gravy (Opor Ayam)

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    1 hr

    30 mins

    30 mins

    Love-is-good's Note:

    I started to learn how to cook Indonesian food and this one is a keeper. It's a mild chicken curry style dish that is a fav among kids here. My sister-in-law gave me this recipe and it turned out pretty good the first time I tried. Hopefully others will enjoy this too.

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    • 2 large chicken breasts (so that's about 4 individual breasts)
    • 1 lime
    • 400 -600 ml coconut milk, depending on how thick you prefer it to be
    • 7 eggs
    • 5 pieces firm tofu, cut each diagonally so you end up with 10 pieces altogether

    Seasoning to blend together


    1. 1
      Cut chicken into smaller pieces. If using boneless, skinless chicken breast then cut into bite size pieces. Squeeze the juice of one lime over chicken and let sit for about 15-20 minutes.
    2. 2
      Boil the eggs and peel, set aside.
    3. 3
      Sauté the tofu in oil until lightly brown.
    4. 4
      Blend the shallots, garlic, candlenuts, turmeric powder, coriander powder, salt and pepper in a food processor or blender until it forms a smooth paste.
    5. 5
      Sauté the paste in oil (about 1-2 Tbsp.) for a few minutes.
    6. 6
      Once bumbu is sautéed, add 1500 ml water and chicken.
    7. 7
      Stir occasionally until it comes to a boil.
    8. 8
      Add 2 pieces of lemon grass that have been bruised, 5-7 pieces of lime leaves, galangal (about the size of thumb, bruised) & 3 bay leaves.
    9. 9
      Bring to a boil… add tofu and eggs.
    10. 10
      For extra flavor you can sauté sliced shallots to sprinkle in once cooked.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 07, 2007


      This is very authentic, although the original recipe calls for 'daun salam'(Indian bay leaf). It turned out really great great though, so no complaints!

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    Nutritional Facts for Indonesian Chicken in Coconut Gravy (Opor Ayam)

    Serving Size: 1 (225 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 506.3
    Calories from Fat 331
    Total Fat 36.8 g
    Saturated Fat 23.8 g
    Cholesterol 371.9 mg
    Sodium 772.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 17.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
    Sugars 0.7 g
    Protein 30.1 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    firm tofu



    fresh lime leaves


    fresh bay leaves

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