August 14, 2009

Ayam Rica-Rica (Manadonese Style Grilled Chicken)


  • 1 whole young chicken
  • 1 lime
  • 1½ tsp. salt
  • 5 Tbs. vegetable oil

Coarsely ground the following ingredients:

  • 8 red chilies
  • 10 bird's eye chilies
  • 2 cm fresh ginger
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, take the white part only
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves
  • 2 tomatoes, cut up


  1. Cut the chicken up into 2 or 4 pieces and then marinade them with 1 Tbs. salt and lime juice and set it aside for about 30 minutes.
  2. Grilled the chicken on a barbeque grill or in an oven over moderate heat until half done.
  3. Heat 5 Tbs. vegetable oil in a wok over medium high temperature. Stir fry the grounded spice until fragrant. Pour in the rest of the salt and lime juice.
  4. Brush the half done grilled chicken with the fried grounded spice.
  5. Grilled the chicken one more time until done while keep brushing the spice on the chicken until almost no spice left.
  6. Ready to serve with hot rice

*The recipe for 4-5 servings.


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