Indonesian Rendang Chicken Curry

Indonesian Rendang Chicken Curry

Rendang chicken curry gets its intense flavor from how the curry infuses with the meat. It is one of the most popular Indonesian dishes.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Place all sauce ingredients in a food processor or blender. Process well to form a thick curry paste. If you don't have a food processor, finely chop the onion and herbs and combine them with the coconut milk, spices, and other ingredients.
  3. Step 3

    Place the sauce in a wok or pot over medium-high heat and add the chicken pieces and the whole star anise pods, if using. Mix well to combine. Stir occasionally as you bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. Do not cover, as you want the sauce to reduce and become thicker.
  4. Step 4

    Allow the curry to simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked and tender. The sauce will reduce so that it is almost like a coating on the meat, but there will be a little sauce left over in the pan.
  5. Step 5

    Serve directly from the wok into individual plates. Garnish with a sprinkling of fresh cilantro, if desired.
  6. Step 6