Dinner ideas

Indonesian chicken soup

Indonesian chicken soup
1H 30M
1H 45M



1.Combine spices on a plate. Coat chicken drumsticks well in mixture.
2.Heat oil in a large, heavy-based saucepan on high. Fry chicken for 4-5 minutes, turning, until browned all over.
3.Add cabbage, sambal oelek and garlic to pan. Saute for 2-3 minutes, until cabbage wilts.
4.Pour stock, tomatoes and coconut milk into pan with kecap manis. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
5.Add rice to soup with beans. Simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes, until rice is tender Season to taste. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve with extra sambal oelek and kecap manis.

When preparing cabbage, make sure you remove all the hard core and thick veins. Sambal oelek is a Malaysian/Indonesian chilli sauce and kecap manis is an Indonesian sweet soy sauce. You’ll find both in the Asian section of the supermarket or at Asian food stores.


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