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Ramadan Recipe: Healthy (Not Crispy) Chicken Rendang

Preparation Time: 45 mins
Serves: 4

A traditional favourite with a twist of healthiness prepared by Asmah Laili Chefs! Something you may consider to sahur or break fast with?


  1. 1 medium Skinless chicken breast, chopped into chunks

  2. 3 big Onions

  3. 5 cloves Garlic

  4. 5 Dried red chillies

  5. 4 Fresh red chilies

  6. ½ inch Ginger

  7. ½ inch Galangal (lengkuas)

  8. ½ inch Turmeric root

  9. 1 stalk Lemongrass bulb, crushed

  10. 3 tbsp Corn oil

  11. A pinch Low-sodium salt

  12. 30-50ml Water

  13. ½ tub Low-fat yoghurt

  14. 2 to 3 Kaffir lime leaves

  15. ½ cup Toasted shredded coconut (kerisik)

Cooking Method

  1. Blend onions, garlic, dried red chilli, red chilli, ginger, galangal and turmeric root to a paste

  2. Heat a pot or wok, add corn oil and cook the paste till fragrant

  3. Add chicken breast and toss in the paste till the chicken is cooked

  4. Add the water, yoghurt and lemongrass and simmer until the mixture is dry before adding salt to taste

  5. Add the lime leaf and toasted shredded coconut and mix well

  6. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information (per serving)

  1. Energy: 250 kcal

  2. Protein: 35g

  3. Total fat: 18g

  4. Carbohydrates: 9g

  5. Dietary fibre: 5g

Towards a healthier lifestyle insyaAllah!

More healthy recipes by HPB at: https://www.healthhub.sg/

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