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Chicken Rendang – amazing Malaysian-Indonesian chicken stew with spices and coconut milk. Deeply flavorful. This the recipe from one of friends mom and it’s the best recipe of rendang ever

* 1 1/2 lbs. chicken cut into medium pcs
* 1/3 cup cooking oil
* 1 cinnamon stick
* 3 cloves
* 3 star anise
* 3 cardamom pods
* 1 lemongrass, white part only, pounded and cut into strips
* 1 cup coconut milk
* 1 cup water
* 5 kaffir lime
* 5 tablespoons toasted grated coconut,
* 1 tablespoon sugar or to taste
* salt to taste
SPICE PASTE:
* 6 shallots
* 1- inch galangal
* 3 stalks lemongrass (white part only)
* 4 cloves garlic
* 1- inch piece ginger, peeled
* 10 dried chilies, chili arbol, seeded

1. All all the ingredients of the Spice Paste in a food processor. Blend well.
2. Heat the oil in a skillet, add the Spice Paste, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, and cardamom pods and stir-fry them until aromatic. Add the chicken and lemongrass, stir to combine well with the spices. Add the coconut milk, water, and simmer on medium heat, stirring frequently until the chicken is almost cooked.
3. Add the kaffir lime leaves, toasted coconut, stir to blend well with the chicken. Lower the heat to low, cover the lid, and slowly simmer for 30 minutes or until the chicken is tender and the liquid has dried up. Add more sugar and salt to taste to taste. Serve immediately.

I some times add boiled eggs to it too !!

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