Ayam Percik

Here's another fabulous local BBQ chicken, 'Ayam Percik'. If not mistaken it is also originated from the east coast. 'Ayam Percik' looks very much like 'Ayam Golek' but actually they're both taste differently in flavour. As mentioned in my previous 'Ayam Golek' post, guess you know what's the meaning of 'Ayam', right! Now here, 'Percik' means splash! It's supposed to be splashing your BBQ chicken with the marinade sauce. But so sorry, I'm not going to BBQ my chicken today. I'm going to bake them.

So, here's what I did.

Ingredients :

6 chicken whole legs
salt & pepper
200ml coconut milk
2 tbsp tamarind mixed with 100ml water
1 tspn ground black pepper
2 tbsp brown sugar

Spice Paste :

8 shallots
5 garlic
1 inche galangal/ginger
1 stalk lemongrass
4 tbsp chili paste
1 tspn cinnamon powder
( ground all ingredients together)

Method :

- marinade chicken with salt & pepper, set aside for about 1/2 hour.
- combine spice paste, tamarind water, seasoning and coconut milk in a big bowl.
- marinade chicken with the spice mixture and keep refrigerated overnight.

Then grill the marinated chicken over a charcoal pit or bake in the oven at 200'c for an hour or untill brown. Serve warm.
I also tried out the splashing method; and yeap, it tastes much better! I spread sauce over the baked chicken every 20 mins. It keeps the chicken moist and beautiful unlike the one without additional sauce on them.
Hmm..mm... just look at the meat! I think the cinnamon powder and tamarind works really well together in this recipe. So, hope you guys will enjoy the recipe too!


  1. Just nice for the coming Ramadan :D

  2. They look great! Very crisp and yet so tender!

  3. Baking is a good option. No splattering please. :)

  4. Wow, Kristy, I'm salivating already, time for lunch! Baking is a better option, more healthy! Thanks for sharing!

  5. yes..looking at your ayam percik reminds me of the coming puasa month.. ie two days from now.. so much to buy from the stadium then but of course nothing beats home cooked ayam percik like yours!!!

  6. Very delicious indeed! I love eating this but too tedious to make, sigh!

  7. WOW Kristy, looking at your yummy delicious ayam percik makes me very hungry. Can I come over now?? ;DD

  8. Kristy..this is so yummy looking and homecooked ones !! Thanks for the recipe...will try this out one day and surprised the King of the house :p

  9. ohh...i love ayam percik. Can we omit the coconut milk? See if 1 day I will brave myself to try this out. Not too sure if it will success?

  10. I used to eat a lot of this during puasa months . Looks amazing. Would love this to be an entry for Muhibbah Malaysia Monday.

  11. Kristy, I am drooling. When you are making again, I will come over :P

  12. so coincidence, I also made Ayam Golek, yours look really delicious.

  13. wow...drooling recipe dear...lovely.

  14. Tamarind, galangal, and lemongrass - LOVE these flavors! Great way to change up the grill.

  15. yey! thanks for the recipe kristy , will try this soon . looks delish.

  16. Judging by the seasonings you've used, this must taste amazing!
    *kisses* HH

  17. Oh my gosh! I love the crisp look of this and it sounds delicious!

  18. Looks so crispy! I can hear the chicken as you bite into it.

  19. Oh my Kristy this looks good! You're right I can tates those great spices now, by just looking and this lusciousness! :D I'm trying it tonight! :)

  20. Yum! I was sold when I read tamarind in the ingredient list.
    I cant wait to try out this one.

  21. Kristy, this chicken looks delicious with a thick coating on it...would love to give a try :-)

  22. Oooh...I love this one...spicy and very delicious. Now I'm missing home all over again......you lah...haha

  23. Wow, I like this ayam oh! Look very delicious.......

  24. smallkucing : Yeah, you're right! hehe... Watch out your waist line. LOL!

    Angie : Thank you!

    Penny : Haha... once a while, it's OK!

    Cheah : You're welcome & glad you like it too.

    Claire : I don't think you only buy 'ayam percik' from the stadium! kakaka....

    Jeannie : The fragrant absolutely fantastic! Fill up my kitchen immediately.

    Anncoo : You're always welcome!

    Elin : You're welcome. Hope you will like it.

    mNhL : It will taste completely different without the santan. Why omit the santan anyway?

    3HTummies : Thank you very much for the invitation. I'm most happy to do so.

    Jess : Anytime you want! You're always welcome.

    Sonia : Oh OK! I'll hop over after this. See you then!

    Jay : Thank you!

    Belinda : Yeap, galangal & lemongrass are such amazing ingredients.

    Peanutts : You're welcome. Hope you will like it.

    HH : Oh yes, it is!

    Pam : Thank you!

    Runner Fuel : Hehe... Hope you will enjoy the recipe.

    Lyndz : Hope you will like it!

    Grapefruit : Haha... Hope you will like it too!

    Juliana : Thanks! Hope you will enjoy the recipe.

    MaryMoh : I love it too!

    Chin : Thanks alot!

    Thank you so much for visiting and spending your time here with me today. I've to apologize for the late reply cause I've been extremely busy preparing the GHOST festival celebration. Will visit you all soon! Hope you're all having a wonderful day.

    Blessings, kristy

  25. Kristy...if it wasn't for all the spicy heat...I would be leaving only the bones behind ;o)

    Flavourful wishes,

  26. yummm!!! that chicken looks great!!!
    I loved your blog!

    Have a great night!

  27. The flavors here look and sound divine! I think I could easily have this a few times a week!

  28. Yummy! Made this once and I want to make more after seeing yours!

  29. This looks excellent Kristy! I love that crust!

  30. wow,another yummmy recipe,kristy!

  31. denise @ quickies on the dinner tableAugust 13, 2010 at 7:42 PM

    Yes, baking is better! This looks fabulous Kristy! I would love to eat at your table :)

  32. The blend of spices is really nice here! Yum!

  33. Those chicken legs look to die for! I really love that kind of spicy dish! The paste is so fragrant... Heavenly!



  34. Hi, Thanks for visiting me, I like your blog, you have some delicious looking recipes here! I love all your spices in this chicken dish and I wish I had a charcoal pit to bake some chicken legs;-)Thanks again, Patty

  35. Kristy. I don't know about the original that use the bbq grilled. But your baked version looks so spicy and yummy! Love it!

  36. Yum, great dish, one of my pasr malam must-buys :) Thanks for the how-to, will have to give it a try.

    Thanks too for joining us in Muhibbah Monday.


  37. Wow, this looks so good! I can only imagine the flavors! Thanks for linking up on Tailgating Time! :-)


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