Ayam Masak Kicap


This dish made me cry. Not because of its simplicity, but because it brought back so many childhood memories. I miss my parents back home in Malaysia. This dish was one of our staple chicken dishes that we would have at home all the time. It was probably one of the first dishes my dad ever taught our house maid to cook for us kids back in the days. It is wholesome, and so delicious, and satisfying, and this is my version of "Ayam Masak Kicap" aka Soy Cooked Chicken with a very slight twist in serving suggestion.

My dad would probably never serve it with avocado and spring onions, lol. His way of cooking it doesn't even have sesame seeds, although he did say it was an excellent idea for me to add sesame seeds. For him, this dish doesn't even qualify as a "recipe" - it is almost too simple. Back home, we would serve it with rice and maybe some stirfried veggies. However, I kept it really simple tonight and dinner was ready in 20 minutes. See, you can never be too busy to cook :)


AYAM MASAK KICAP aka Soy Cooked Chicken

Ingredients:
2 tbsp olive oil
600g chicken pieces
5 tbsp dark soy sauce
3 tbsp sugar
1 tsp white pepper
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1 stalk spring onions, chopped
1 avocado

Method:
Heat oil in wok and cook chicken until just browning, this should take approx. 5-7 minutes. Add dark soy sauce, sugar and white pepper. Cook on medium low heat for approx. 8 minutes or until the sauce thickens and starts to simmer. Add sesame seeds. Cook for another 5 minutes.

Serve chicken on a bed of steamed white rice with some avocado and spring onions. Pour sauce all over the rice and serve immediately.


28 comments:

  1. Wow...ayam masak kicap! Sedapnya...;)

    Shows you are really missing your beloveds here...

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  2. This sounds so delicious. Quite simple,too. I will cook this for my Malasian husband.

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  3. Ayam Masak Kicap - it sounds like a blessing. And actually to have food this tasty on the table in 20 minutes is a blessing indeed! Isn't it wonderful how food can bring back memories of home.

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  4. Your dish looks so good, and I love the sesame seeds sprinkled on top. I will have to use the low sodium soy sauce though. thanks for sharing a part of your childhood.

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  5. Kimberly, I think I like your version of ayam masak kicap better than my mother's recipe! But please don't tell her that. The addition of avocado and sesame seeds certainly adds an extra dimension to the flavors and texture of this dish. You are a genius!

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  6. A very interesting of combination , sound yummy.

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  7. I love the contrast of flavors, they balance so well with the avocado. Love it!

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  8. Not too busy to cook, but rather sometimes too lazy to cook :p

    Very delicious looking dish

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  9. I love your version of this dish! Can't go wrong with avocado in my book. Yummy!

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  10. This sounds really good, I will put it on my "to try list", thanks for sharing!

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  11. Kim, it looks great!! I don't think I have ever taste that, but looks really gorgeous - it is definitely on my "must do list" :)

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  12. Interesting recipe and I like the addition of the avocado.

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  13. Wow how juicy and delicious! I want this sooo bad right now! :)

    xx,
    Tammy

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  14. This dish looks amazing! I love all the flavors. Your photos are beautiful too!

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  15. I can just taste the rich soy marinade with creamy avocado, Kimba. What beautiful looking recipe!

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  16. I use similar seasoning for pork dish! so yum yum

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  17. Beautiful color! It looks so easy to put together.

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  18. Kim:
    This is my all time fav dish too, now it is also my son finger licking good dish! He love the soya gravy and the soya sauce eggs that I added in. :-P

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  19. Sometimes it's the simple dishes that hit the spot. Yummy.

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  20. Great recipe! It looks delicious!

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  21. This looks so delicious! My dad is the same about traditional dishes: he gets really huffy if I change his mom's (my grandma's) recipes...

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  22. Sounds simple to make and looks so yummy!

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  23. Oh I love the simplicity and the flavors sound wonderful. I have to try it!

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  24. oh wow I just finished eating this, I am in food heaven! this was so simple but so tasty! thanks so much for the recipe, I'm so glad I discovered your blog :D

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  25. I just threw some chicken in the freezer and now it looks as though I'm going to have to pull it out because this is absolutely my kind of dish. No wonder it made you cry and was such a good childhood memory. It's fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing it.

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  26. This looks SO good and simple. I think I'll make it for dinner. :)

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  27. Simply delicious! Fingers licking good!

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