Ayam = Chicken
Goreng = Fried
Mentega = Butter
Today we’re cooking ayam goreng mentega or if I rough translate it to English is butter fried chicken. Fear not people! I didn’t deep fried the chicken in butter. Just pan fried them.
When I made this, I had a little argue with husband (who doesn’t argue with their partner?) so we didn’t talk to each other. While I cooked this food husband was with my daughter playing and watching TV. When the food is done, I told husband food is ready. Just like that :P
Then when we were eating together, husband said that he liked the chicken and said its nice.. Then after that we’re good again :D I love my husband a lot. He’s very understanding and caring and nice and handsome and sexy ;)
Anyway, there are lots of different recipes of this chicken out there. So I decided to do my own version after reading several different recipes.
And as usual, I used what I have in my fridge. Easy. When it comes to cooking, I don’t want to think too much. You should try it too if you always follow the recipes exactly. If you use what you have on hands, it will save money more. I’m quite frugal my self ;)
A quick fact here. To be honest I don’t like chicken breast very much. They’re expensive and doesn’t taste as nice as other parts of chicken. I prefer chicken thighs with or without bones. I like the texture, taste better and much cheaper.
- 1kg chicken with bones (your choice)
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 2 medium size carrots, sliced
- 1 paprika, sliced
- 100g button mushrooms, sliced
- 2 stalks spring onion
- 100g butter
- 3 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp lemon / lime jiuce
- salt & pepper
- Wash the chicken properly. Add lemon juice and mix everything together.
- In a deep pan with medium heat, place the butter and oil in it (oil to prevent the butter from burning).
- Put the chicken in and cover the pan with the lid and let it cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
- When one side of the chicken already nice and brown, flip them over and cook for another 7 to 10 minutes and close the pan with the lid.
- Check inside the chicken using kitchen thermometer. If it’s cooked, you can take them out and transfer into a big bowl.
- In the same pan, add 1 tsp oil, saute garlic, mushroom, paprika and carrots until soft. Add salt and pepper.
- Put the chickens back into the pan. Stir and mix everything well. Taste again.
- Sprinkles the spring onion. Turn off the heat.
- Serve with warm jasmine rice.
This was my first time making this chicken and the result did not disappoint me. And I think you can also serve this with mashed potatoes (I think). Doesn’t hurt to try though.
And in this post I want to announce the winner of the giveaway.
Congrats Kenley! I’ll contact you soon :)