Sweet & Sour Fried Chicken (Ayam Goreng Asam Manis)

This dish is Indonesian-chinese inspired dish. It can normally be found in Chinese restaurant in Indonesia. It has the crispiness of the Chinese with sweet and sour taste of the sauce. It is not spicy and also very kids’ friendly. Enjoy cooking!

Serving: 2-3

Total Time: 45 minutes


500g                Chicken breast, sliced into approx 2cm

2                      Eggs

1 tsp                Salt

1/2 tsp             Pepper

Enough Vegetable oil to deep fry

Tapioca mix:

2 cup Tapioca Flour

2 tsp Salt

1 tsp Pepper

For the Sauce:

1                      Big onion or 2 small onions, sliced

1                      Carrots, sliced

3/4 cup            Ketchup

1 1/2 cup         Water

1 tbsp              Corn starch + 2 tbsp water (last)

2 tbsp              Sugar

1/2 tsp             Salt


  • Pre-heat wok/pan with enough vegetable oil for deep fry in high heat.
  • Mix sliced chicken with eggs, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  • Prepare a bowl/plate to mix the tapioca powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Once the oil is ready (you can check by using the tip of a wooden chopstick, put it in the oil, if it’s bubbly, it means it’s ready), coat chicken in the mixed flour and deep fry in oil until it’s golden brown. Use kitchen paper to absorb exceeded oil from the deep fry. Repeat until all chicken is fried.
  • To prepare the sauce: pre-heat a pan/wok with 2 tbsp vegetable oil. Throw in the vegetables, cook for about 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the ketchup, sugar, salt, water. Stir until it’s bubbly, turn down the heat to medium, pour in the corn starch mix. Turn off the heat.
  • Pour the sauce on top of the chicken, ready to serve.

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