Malaysian Chicken Rendang with Sambal Asam - BBE 05/23

4.5/5 from 2 Customers

A rich and spicy chicken curry from Malaysia…

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20 mins

1 hr 15 mins


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Rendang is a rich, sweet and spicy curry from Malaysia originally cooked by an indigenous people of Indonesia known as the Minangkabau people. There are now many different versions of rendang eaten all over Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore - this Malaysian chicken version is served here with sambal asam, a tangy version of the region’s favourite condiment which adds a real kick to the meal!

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20 mins

1 hr 15 mins



Serves 4


Medium Effort

Main Ingredient



Gluten Free

Gluten Free

Dairy Free

Dairy Free

Taste Profile

Meal Taste





  • Sambal Spices: chilli, Kashmiri chilli, tamarind (tamarind and cornstarch), cumin, mild chilli flakes, oil, salt
  • Rendang Paste Spices: coriander, Kashmiri chilli, cumin, fennel, turmeric, cassia, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaf, nutmeg, tamarind (tamarind and cornstarch)
  • Rendang Whole Spices: kaffir lime, lemongrass, cassia

May contain CELERY, MUSTARD and SESAME. Allergens are listed in CAPITALS

  • 4 chicken legs or large thighs
  • 1 large red onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • Fresh ginger
  • 1 lime
  • 200ml full fat coconut milk
  • 25g desiccated coconut
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • Rice to serve
  • Blender
  • Large lidded pan
  • Small saucepan
  • Medium saucepan

Product Rating (2):


Absolutely wonderful! I’ve tried many of the curry and other recipes, but this kit is my favourite so far. It’s comforting, beautifully spiced and the Sambal is fantastic - enough Chili kick to take notice, but a lovely background warmth as well. Loved it!

We're so happy to hear how much you loved this deliciously rich curry, and the tangy sambal on the side! Happy spicing!


Nice to try - loved the chicken recipe, less keen on the sambal (nothing wrong with this, personal taste, found too smokey/strong - we have another kit for this recipe, when we’ll adjust the strength of the sambal with addition of some minced tomato & green papaya or cucumber).

We're really happy to hear how much you loved the chicken rendang, but sorry that the sambal wasn't your cup of tea. The idea of altering the recipe to your taste next time sounds like a great one!

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