These bad boys are sold at every PaRam at moment. But did you know it is quite easy to make it at home without a BBQ pit? Here is a simple take on the most beloved BBQ chicken of our nation.
” The ultimate Malaysian BBQ classic ”
- 1 whole chicken (cut in half)
- ½ tsp. turmeric powder
- 6 shallots
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 inch ginger
- 3 red chillies
- 2 tbsp. chilli paste
- 2 stalks lemon grass (bruised)
- 1 tsp. roasted belacan
- 1 tsp. assam keeping
- 1 tsp. fenugreek seeds
- 200ml fresh coconut milk
- 400ml water
1. Massage the turmeric powder onto the chicken.
2. For the sauce, blend the shallots, garlic, ginger and red chillies. Then mix the blended paste together with the rest of the ingredients in a pot, cook on a medium heat until the oil from coconut milk splits.
3. Add the chicken halves into the sauce and cook until the juices run clear.
4. Remove the chicken from the pot and grill on a hot griddle. Douse it with sauce and keep grilling until you see charred marks.
5. Douse it again with sauce for 3 to 4 more rounds and the chicken is ready.
6. Cut each halves into 2 before serving. Serve with the remaining sauce in the pot.
The charred bits is what gives the chicken big bold flavours
Grilling the chicken gives it lovely smoky BBQ flavor without having to light up the BBQ pit. You can prepare the chicken and sauce in advance and grill it whenever you are ready.