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

  1. 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!

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