Ayam Pengyat

Ayam Penyet (Smashed Chicken)

Recipe by 831c2bbed306d52121e560ed50646ca5?s=30&r=gTrish yee
Ayam Pengyat is a indonesian dish where ayam stands for chicken and pengyat means smashed. It is a deep fried chicken that is seasoned and marinated in spices. When eating ayam pengyat, it is a must to have some fragrant coconut rice and a super spicy sambal chilli!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indonesian, Singapore
Servings 4 people
Calories 597 kcal


  • Mallet
  • Pot
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Rice Cooker
  • Tongs
  • Blender


  • 1 whole Chicken 1kg
  • 4 cups Water
  • 2 pcs Salam Leaves bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 3 stalk Lemongrass
  • 1/4 head Cabbage quartered
  • 1 qty Tomato wedged
  • 1 qty Cucumber
  • 1 pot Oil for frying

_Spice Paste:_

  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 3 pcs Shallots
  • 5 pcs Candlenuts
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander ground
  • 2 cm Turmeric
  • 2 cm Ginger
  • 2 cm Galangal


  • 1/2 cups Water
  • 1 cube Chicken Stock
  • 1 tbsp Corn Flour
  • 1.5 tsp Baking Powder


  • Put all the ingredient is the spice paste in a blender and blend until consistent.
  • In a large pot, put your cut chicken, spice paste, salam leave, lemongrass and salt in the pot. Add enough water to cover chicken and bring a simmer under medium heat for about 15 - 20 minutes (or until chicken it almost cooked)
  • Set aside cook chicken until completely cooked and marinated.
  • Drain the meat from the broth and set aside to dry, while you can clarify the broth and use as soup. Add the cabbage in the broth to continue cooking.
  • Mix the batter ingredients together until it forms a slurry consistency.
  • Deep fry battered chicken.
  • Serve with Cabbage, Sambal, Tomatoes and Crispy Batter with Rice.


Calories: 597kcal
Keyword asian, deep fried, meat, rice dish, spicy
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