Ayam Suwir Pedas Bali (Spicy Balinese Shredded Chicken)

Ayam Suwir Pedas Bali (Ayam Sisit Bali)

Course: Entree
Cuisine: Indonesian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Marvellina
Shredded chicken pieces are tossed in aromatic and addicting spicy chili sauce is one of Balinese famous chicken dishes you need to try.
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  • 300 gr cooked chicken meat shredded, or use 500 gr uncooked chicken
  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 100 ml coconut cream
  • 2 Tbsp water or chicken broth from cooking the chicken

Ground spice paste:

  • 4 Tbsp sambal oelek adjust the amount if you want it less or more spicy
  • 4 Thai red chili remove stems
  • 1 small red onion peeled and quartered
  • 4 garlic peeled

Other ingredients:



  • 2 Tbsp coconut sugar or to taste
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • 2 Tbsp Tamarind juice


  • If you don't have any leftover cooked chicken meat, simply boil the chicken in water until cooked through. Save the broth for other use and shred the chicken meat

Prepare the spice paste:

  • Place red onion, garlic, and sambal oelek in a food processor and grind into a paste

Cook the spicy sambal paste:

  • Preheat 1 Tbsp cooking oil in a wok or skillet. Add the spice paste, turmeric and galangal powder, and herbs. Stir fry until really aromatic, about 5 minutes. Add water and continue to stir fry for another 3 minutes
  • Add the coconut cream and stir to mix. Add the shredded chicken in and cook until the mixture is still moist but no more runny juice. Have a taste and adjust seasonings to your liking. It should be spicy, savory, a hint of tartness and sweetness