Turmeric & Soy Sauce Chicken (My Take on Ayam Masak Kicap)

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Yes, another stir fry post. I love homemade stir fry. It is fresher and for me, it is a work-week meal crisis solver. Often times, you avoid the soggy varieties that may occur with some takeaway shops. Shudder.

However, this is an unusual one because not many people would add turmeric and soy sauce into one dish.  In Malaysia, we would call it ayam masak kicap, which means chicken cooked in soy sauce. This is inspired from my love of Nasi Kandar stalls. Nasi Kandar is a Malay cuisine with a large variety of curries and dishes for your pick. With an array of dishes, I always go for the same thing: ayam masak kicap and beef rendang. A tad too meaty combination to some people but I love it! The thought of these two dishes made me hungry. Oh it was good times!

Today, I would like to share with how I make ayam masak kicap at home, with some of my modifications. Usually, you use chicken portions (with the skin and bones) but pre-sliced chicken breasts are easier and take lesser time to cook. What you’d expect from the dish is a flavor concoction of sweet and savoury from the kecap manis and onions, freshness and pepperiness from the green capsicum as well as earthiness from the turmeric. I dare say that stir fry is boring no more. Enjoy!

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6 Responses to Turmeric & Soy Sauce Chicken (My Take on Ayam Masak Kicap)
  1. Norah
    June 18, 2013 | 4:53 pm

    Saw this on tastespotting and had to give it a try! This is so delicious and SO easy! Can’t wait to check out more of your fuss free recipes! Thanks for sharing!

    • Emily
      June 19, 2013 | 9:36 am

      Hi Norah,

      Thanks for your wonderful feedback. I am happy that you have enjoyed it. :)

    • Emily
      June 24, 2013 | 5:56 am

      Hi Norah,

      Thanks for your feedback. I hope you’ll enjoy more recipes from here and happy cooking! xx Emily

  2. Jeannie
    July 22, 2013 | 12:40 am

    Hi Emily, I love the simplicity of preparation for this dish and of course, the taste has got to be good!

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  4. Joni
    November 29, 2013 | 7:30 am

    Thanks for your post. I am going to try it at home

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