Chicken Satay with Nasi Goreng Recipe

This Indonesian classic is packed with bold flavors.

This Indonesian classic is packed with bold flavors, from the exotic spices in the chicken to the pungent shrimp paste in the fried rice. Try this chicken and rice recipe!

Chicken Satay with Nasi Goreng Recipe

Rachelle Santos
This Indonesian classic is packed with bold flavors.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4


Chicken Satay with Nasi Goreng Ingredients

  • 6 shallots (sibuyas Tagalog) minced
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic minced
  • 2 stalks lemongrass (tanglad) white parts pounded and minced
  • 2 teaspoons coriander seeds toasted
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoons kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce)
  • 2 teaspoons oyster sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 4 skinless Chicken (use fillets), sliced into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 shallots (sibuyas Tagalog) minced
  • 5 cups jasmine rice steamed and cooled
  • 1 tablespoon Indonesian Shrimp Paste
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce)
  • black pepper to taste
  • 4 Egg cooked sunny side up
  • 1/2 Cucumber sliced into half-moons (optional)
  • cilantro (wansoy) (leaves), for garnish (optional)
  • Bottled peanut satay sauce to serve


  • Make the chicken satay: Using a large mortar and pestle, pound together shallots, garlic, lemongrass, and coriander seeds. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add oil, brown sugar, kecap manis, oyster sauce, turmeric, salt, and chili flakes; mix. (You can also use a food processor; add all ingredients and purée.) Add chicken to the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat a charcoal grill or grill pan. Thread chicken onto 12 bamboo skewers. Grill chicken for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Set aside.
  • Make the nasi goreng: Heat oil in a wok. Sauté shallots until tender. Add garlic; sauté until fragrant. Add shrimp paste; cook for 30 seconds. Add rice; toss to mix. Season with kecap manis and black pepper; toss to mix well. Divide rice among 4 bowls. Top each with 1 fried egg, 3 chicken satay skewers, and cucumbers. Garnish with cilantro, if desired. Serve with peanut satay sauce on the side.
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