Ayam Goreng Kunyit

When you want a yellow curry, but don’t have coconut milk on hand, try make “Ayam Goreng Kunyit”. It is perfect for lunch or dinner. Ayam Goreng Kunyit means Chicken Fried Turmeric in literal translation. Ayam is chicken; goreng is fried.


1 medium onion, sliced thinly
1 TBSP Turmeric powder,
salt and pepper to taste
Sugar to taste (optional)
Optional: baby chilies or Thai chilies  — warning: hot!
For vegetables, carrots, potatoes; etc.

1. Prior to marinating, pat dry the chicken with paper towels. In a separate bowl, marinate chicken with a tablespoon of olive oil, salt, pepper and about 1 tbsp of turmeric powder. To make it spicy, I added just a titch of cumin.

2. Fry garlic and onions in a small tablespoon of butter. Add chicken drumsticks. Cook at moderate high heat; keep turning each side of the chicken. Make sure the chicken is cooked throughout. Meat generally takes longer to cook, with bones in it. I’ve spent 45 minutes to make sure the meat was not pink.

Enjoy this way to prepare chicken! To serve this dish: prepare lettuce leaves and salad on the sides, with the chicken in the centre.

If you want a Thai style yellow curry, try this Yellow Chicken Curry.

Last edited on May 8, 2020.

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