Ayam Betutu (Balinese-Style Chicken)

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Difficulty: Easy

Servings: 4

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes

Cooking Time: 40 Minutes

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1 Large, Whole Chicken - Feet and
Innards removed
10g Ginger 1 Teaspoon Dried Shrimp Paste
150g Baby Spinach or Tapioca Leaves 10g Turmeric ½ Teaspoon Nutmeg Powder
1 Large Banana Leaf 40g Lime Juice (or 2 Large Limes) 3 Tablespoons Softened Butter
6 Large Red Chillies - Deseeded 4 Kaffir Lime Leaves 20ml Cooking Oil
8 Shallots - Peeled 2 Stalks Lemongrass - Sliced To Taste Salt
5 Cloves Garlic - Peeled 5g Salt (for Marinating Chicken) To Taste Pepper
2 Bird’s Eye Chilli 5g Cracked Black Pepper (for
Marinating Chicken)
As Required Satay Sticks
10g Candlenuts 1 Teaspoon Coriander Seeds To Serve Steamed Rice
10g Galangal


1. Deseed large red chillies, and peel the shallots and cloves

2. Marinate chicken with lime juice, cracked black pepper, and salt.

3. Blend peeled shallots, garlic, candlenuts, the deseeded red chillies, bird’s eye chillies, coriander seeds, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, ginger, dried shrimp paste, turmeric and sliced lemongrass into a paste.

4. Heat oil in a pan, and fry paste until fragrant and slightly dry. Once paste dries up, season with salt and pepper and add nutmeg powder.

5. Preheat oven to 190°C in ‘4D Hot Air’ mode.

6. Marinate baby spinach in a bowl with 4 tablespoons of fried paste. Place marinated chicken on a banana leaf, and stuff marinated baby spinach into the chicken, sealing it with a satay stick.

7. Rub the chicken, with remaining fried paste, and brush with softened butter. Then wrap the chicken with the banana leaf, sealing it with satay sticks. Bake for 25 minutes in ‘4D Hot Air’ mode.

8. Unwrap the chicken and cook for another 10 minutes till crispy and golden brown.

9. Enjoy with steamed rice.

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