Spicy chili chciken

Author: Marvellina
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  • 1 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into bite size
  • 1 medium onion thinly sliced
  • Corn starch to coat the chicken
  • Salt to taste
  • 1-2 Tbsp of sugar
  • Oil for deep-frying
  • 20 shallots
  • 1 stalk of lemongrass
  • 2- inch piece galangal
  • 1 tsp of shrimp paste/terasi
  • About 20-30 bird's eye chili
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup of water


  • Put all the chili ingredients into a food processor and ground into a fine paste. The water is to get the grinding process going
  • Heat up some oil in a pan, enough to cover the chicken for deep frying. Meanwhile, dredge the chicken pieces into the corn starch and fry until golden brown and set them aside
  • In a separate pan, heat up about 3 Tbsp oil oil and stir fry the onion until they are soft, add in the chili paste and stir fry until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Add the sugar and salt to your taste. Add the fried chicken pieces and toss them to make sure they are coated with the sauce and stir fry for another 1 minute and serve immediately