Easy Malaysian Chicken Rendang

June 04, 2017
Chicken rendang is a well known dish among Malaysians and in the South-East Asia region.
Chicken pieces cooked in coconut milk, blended chillies with Asian spices. 
Rich, aromatic dish serve with hot steam rice or sticky glutinous rice.

Malaysian Chicken Rendang recipe

Ramadan has started and I am craving for some good, mouth watering home cook chicken rendang.

... plus

I have 2 scarves up for grab (for residents in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei only), thanks to 2 young designers/ entrepreneurs who are collaborating in this giveaway, to celebrate this coming Eid-ul -Fitri (details on how you can grab one of these gorgeous scarves will be at the end of the post)

Delicous, spicy chicken rendang

When it comes to eating, Malaysians are known to have travelled miles and miles, just to enjoy a good meal with family and friends.

I did that "crazy thing" at one stage in my life: making a bee line just to have the 'best nasi lemak' in town or travelled to some remote villages for the best seafood.

in the end of it all, the best food ever, is always at home, cooked with love.

And this chicken rendang is it :P.

Resipi rendang ayam yang sedap

There are many varieties of rendang; there are  dry rendang or the one with lots of sauce (gravy) rendang, beef rendang or chicken rendang.

Thanks to my sister and my brother-in-law (Pak Ngah as he is known to his nieces and nephews) for this easy chicken rendang recipe.

For years and for every Eid celebrations, my brother-in-law, without fail will cook us, this chicken rendang.

We will have these mouth watering chicken rendang, serve with glutinous rice known as lemang (or ketupat) on the first day of Eid.
Kids love their Pak Ngah's  rendang.

I'd call this an easy, no fuss chicken rendang.

There is no marinating, no cooking the spice until the oil splits and no slaving by the stoves for hours, unless you prefer the dry rendang version with chicken meat fall of the bones!

Give this chicken rendang a try, you will be wanting for more... trust me :).

Malaysian Chicken Rendang is a well known dish among Malaysians and the South-East Asia region.

Last but not least... an exciting part of the post ;P

As the celebration is getting near...
..in collaboration with Mariposa by Pretty Scentses, I have 2 scarves up for grab. 

Mariposa by Pretty Scentses

Open to everyone who resides in Malaysia, Singapore or Brunei, you are eligible to enter to have a chance of becoming the proud owner of these satin scarves worth RM79/ each (accessories not included). These 2 scarves makes a handsome gifts too, to your bestie :)

All you have to do is these 3 steps:
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Pastikan yang anda letak komen di bawah, selepas anda buat steps 1 dan 2  di atas. 

CLOSING DATE : SUNDAY 11th of June 2017: at midnight (23.59/ 11.59pm)
The 2 winners will be announced by Friday 16th June 2017

yield: 6-8print recipe

Easy Malaysian Chicken Rendang

Chicken rendang~ rich, aromatic dish with deep flavours of chillies, freshly grounded herbs and roots combined. Chicken Rendang is a dish enjoyed by Malaysians and others in the South-east Asia region.


  • 30g dried chillies - wash, cut and soak
  • 65g desiccated coconut - toasted and grind to a paste (watch my how to video)
  • 1.5 kg chicken pieces
  • 3 stalks lemongrass (90g)
  • 300g red onion - coarsely chopped
  • 25g garlic
  • 35g ginger
  • 20g galangal( I used frozen galangal)
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 3 small turmeric leaves (slice)
  • 3 teaspoon salt (add more, to taste)
  • 3 teaspoon sugar (add more, to taste)


  1. Blend chillies, galangal, onion, garlic, ginger and lemongrass with 1/2 cup water until smooth.
  2. Heat a heavy based pot and add blended chillies mix into the pot
  3. Stir for few minutes then add coconut milk. Stir again.
  4. Bring to boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Make sure to stir now and then to avoid spice stuck to the bottom of the pot.
  5. Add toasted coconut and turmeric leaves.
  6. Stir and bring to boil
  7. Add chicken pieces.
  8. Add coconut cream.
  9. Add salt and sugar.
  10. Simmer until chicken pieces cooked through.
  11. Serve with steam rice.
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Flavourful chicken rendang


  1. Done Sis Lisa!
    Cantik the scarves!! Good luck to me ��.

  2. I am salivating ! Love your wet version of rendang. The gravy must so delicious go along with anything. Yummm... & Selamat Berpuasa !
    Blessings, Kristy

  3. Ok done semua Sis Lisa... Hope will be win the awesome scarves


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