Sate Taichan, Delish Delicacy That's Popular among Young Jakartans

Saturday, 9 May 2020 | 19:51 WIB
  • Learn how to make Sate taichan (spicy chicken skewers) for family's iftar dinner or sohoor dish with this step-by-step recipe!

    Sate taichan
    Sate taichan - From Sate Padang (curry beef satay) to Sate Maranggi (marinated beef satay), Indonesia boasts more than 252 satay variants. But recently, this country welcomed a new entrant: Sate Taichan (spicy chicken skewers). Its popularity started in 2016 fromform its own hawkers in Patal Senayan, South Jakarta.

    Youth of Jakarta loves sate taichan for its lightness and tasty flavors. You can buy in less than 25K IDR for 10 skewers. Located closely to Gelora Bung Karno and business complex, Patal Senayan is a strategic high street to eat cheap foods in an open-air eateries.

    If you plan to go there to try Sate Taichan, don't bother. Current COVID-19 pandemic makes food street vendors close. Some opens still, but their activity is limited. You can make one yourself at home, if you insists to try them.

    Prep time: 60 minutes

    Yields: 12 skewers


    400 grams chicken breast fillet, dice into 2x2 cubes
    1/2 tsp chicken broth powder
    1 tsp salt
    1 kaffir lime
    12 wooden skewers  

    For sambal:
    3 shallots
    3 siung garlic cloves
    3 cayenne peppers
    3 red chillies 
    1 tomato
    1 tbsp cooking oil
    1/2 tsp Garam
    1/2 tsp chicken broth powder

    Cooking Steps

    1. Place diced chickens, chicken broth powder, sugar, and kaffir lime juice in a bowl. Mix briefly and let it absorb in room temperature for 15 minutes.

    2. Skewer chicken chunks onto the skewers. Bring them to grill and grill until all sides brown. Set aside.

    3. Place sambal ingredients (except salt and broth powder) to pestle. Grind using mortar until making a fine, smooth sambal.

    4. Heat oil on pan over medium heat. When simmers, add sambal into it. Add chicken broth powder and salt while stirring briefly until just combined.

    5. Remove sambal from pan, and transfer it to a small bowl. Serve Sate taichan (spicy chicken skewers) alongside the sambal.

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