[Indonesian] Samba Chicken

Preparation time: some minutes Serves: 2


Samba chicken is West Sumatranese fried chicken which is first boiled in its marinate sauce and coconut milk. Serve with steam rice (of course! ;)) and chili sauce, also steamed vegetable.


  • 6 chicken thighs
  • 200 ml coconut milk
  • 4 lime leaves
  • Marinate:
  • 1 onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 cm ginger
  • 1 cm galanga or Siamese ginger (I used 2 tbsp galanga powder)
  • Salt to taste


Blend all marinate ingredients then sauté for awhile

Combine coconut milk, sautéed marinate mixture, lime leaves and chicken. Boil using a small flame until the marinate becomes less. Let stand in the rest of marinate shortly

Heat the oil then fry chicken until gold brown. Serve immediately

Spotted a problem with this recipe? Contact me