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Crispy Juicy Spice Fried Chicken is the new homemade KFC

My Blue Tea has an exciting new powder to make you want to lick your fingers - Ayam Goreng Berempah (Spice Fried Chicken) Powder


Ayam Goreng Berempah may be quite a mouthful to say, but in Malay it simply means ‘spice fried chicken’. You may well think, can't you just get that at KFC then? As food lovers, nothing beats the magic of homemade food! Ayam Goreng Berempah is a gorgeous dish infused with a tantalising mix of herbs and spices giving it a truly robust flavour. Its texture is one that makes you reach out for another piece, and another, and another. It's crunchy, juicy and you won't be able to resist the crispy crumbs either! You'd be spooning them up and eating the heaps of crumbs like cornflakes!


This Malaysian-style fried chicken is highly explosive in taste and is different from the typical Southern versions. It is marinated overnight so the herbs and spices can really soak deep into the meat, giving it a deeper punch. When it is ready to go in the pan, you will be blown away by the fragrance once the meat is sizzling away! Your kitchen and house are guaranteed to smell absolutely divine!

Crispy and tender are two amazing textures to find in a chicken dish. What makes this Malay-style fried chicken dish so special is also its generous serving of crunchy crumbs. It totally brings out the kid in us. Don't be shy to scoop more crumbs on your plate - trust us, these humble crumbs taste heavenly with steamed white rice. The reason why these crumbs are so delicious is because they are actually the marinade which is a mix of beautiful spices such as turmeric, lemon grass, cumin etc. A neat little tip is the addition of curry leaves when frying the chicken meat. They make the dish even more fragrant!


My Blue Tea is excited to bring in our new Spice Fried Chicken SFC Powder! Sometimes getting all the right ingredients can be a challenge, and with our SFC Powder, you have everything ready to make an incredible Ayam Goreng Berempah wherever you are!



Handy Tips for Cooking SFC


1) You can use chicken breast but the meat on this part of the chicken tends to dry very easily if it's overcooked. The dish is more likely to turn out well if you go for thighs, drumsticks and even the wings. This is because the fats on these parts help to cushion the meat and add flavour during the frying process. It keeps the meat juicy and tender.


2) If you can, leave the chicken to marinate overnight. This allows the herbs and spices ample time to really seep into the meat. If not, marinating for 30 minutes is also sufficient to create a tasty dish.


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3) There is a technique called the double-frying technique (see example in the Inchi Kabin or Nyonya fried chicken recipe) which you can use. It is actually sufficient with only one cycle of frying. One thing to note before frying is to remove any marinade that may be stuck to the chicken pieces to prevent them from burning.


Cast iron pots retain heat and do a good job during the frying process. You can fry the chicken pieces at low to medium heat with the lid on. This allows the heat to cook the chicken thoroughly. When you remove the lid, slightly increase the heat to brown the chicken skin. This makes it nice and crispy.


4) If time is an issue, it is possible to freeze marinated chicken. You can then keep it for later use to speed up the cooking process.


Thaw the frozen chicken pieces in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours before frying. Another method of thawing is to put the frozen chicken pieces in a plastic bag or container and soak it in room temperature water.


Remember, it's best to use frozen marinated chicken within 6 months, otherwise the flavours are lost.


Tip:

You don't need to freeze Ayam Goreng Berempah with My Blue Tea's SFC Powder as it has 18 months shelf life. Our SFC powder is easy to use - one packet is enough to marinade 1 kg of chicken meat. You no longer have to fret about not finding the right ingredients or having to mess about preparing the ingredients!


Other Ways of Cooking Ayam Goreng Berempah SFC


a) If frying is not your favourite style, there are other ways to enjoy Ayam Goreng Berempah. You can bake the chicken pieces in a preheated oven at 200ºC for 50 minutes. This is a healthier version, and you can still enjoy the crispiness and juiciness of the chicken this way. Spread the marinade on a tray and bake it along with the chicken. It takes about 20 minutes for the crumbs to become crispy. You can remove the crumbs once they are ready, but remember to allow the chicken to continue baking until they are fully cooked.



b) If you have an air fryer, that is another option for you to make Ayam Goreng Berempah. Preheat the air fryer at 180ºC and then cook the chicken for 20 minutes. During the last 5-10 minutes, you can increase the heat to 200ºC. All that´s left to do is set the table and get ready to serve the chicken!





At My Blue Tea, we love a good meal from start to end, and we have a variety of ways to end a meal well! One of our favourites is our Bamboo Tea Infusion.



This splendid tea contains silica and is infused with a delicate blend of pandan and kasturi lime. This plant-based superfood is a great boost for your hair, skin and nails.


It is refreshing and beautifully fragrant with every sip. So why not cool off and stay healthy with a cup of Bamboo Tea infusion after a delicious meal of Ayam Goreng Berempah?

What's in Bamboo Tea Infusion:

  • Bamboo leaves (The bamboo leaf contains 70% organic silica)

  • Pandan leaves (natural antiseptic benefits)

  • Kasturi peel (calamansi lime) (rich in vitamins C and B6)

Ayam Goreng Berempah as explained by MasterChef Malaysia Judge, ChefJo :

'Ayam goreng' or fried chicken is surely everyone's favourite. One cannot simply resist the temptation to sink their teeth into it. The Malaysian version of fried chicken is 'Ayam Goreng Berempah' / Spiced Fried Chicken that has been infused with herbs and spices. 'Ayam Goreng Berempah' is incredibly crispy and crunchy on the outside, but juicy on the inside bursting with aromatic flavours of fresh herbs and spices in it. The taste is just so amazing and it looks so unbelievably inviting when it came coated with heaps of crispy addictive crumbs. One bite of 'Ayam Goreng Berempah' leads to another few bites and without you realising it, you are actually on your second or third piece! Curry leaves, ginger, lemongrass, coriander powder, fennel powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, curry powder, chilli paste, garlic and shallots are all in the list for the making of this flavourful fried chicken. This fried chicken goes well with 'Nasi Lemak' but tastes just as good as it is. If you are always trying to find new ways to cook up chicken, this is a definite winner. The texture and the taste of it is just to die for. The addition of curry leaves when frying the chicken meat makes it even more fragrant.


You are going to have your friends and family fall at your feet once you serve this dish. And they'll be back for more! Get frying!


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