Indonesian Chicken Black Pepper (Ayam Lada Hitam)

Chicken Black Pepper might look not so appealing because the color is just black and sometimes can’t really see what it is from far, but it is delicious! The combination of sweetness and pepperiness gives a special taste of typical Indonesian dish. The key for the sauce is mainly from the sweet soy sauce and the black pepper. Hence, having a good sweet soy sauce it’s very important. My recommendation would be brand from “Bango”. Happy cooking!

Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 3-4


700 g               Chicken with bones (5 pcs)

1 pcs                Medium size Onion, sliced

2 tbsp              Sweet soy sauce

2 tbsp              Oyster sauce

1 tsp                Black pepper

2 cup               Water

2 tbsp              Vegetable oil


Sesame seed


  • Pre-heat a pan/wok on medium-high heat with vegetable oil. Add in the sliced onions, sauté for a few seconds until it’s fragrant and change color to slightly more transparent.
  • Throw in the chicken. Stir for a few minutes until it’s half cooked and the side of the chicken starts turning brown.
  • Add in all the sauces and water. Stir gradually and let it cook for about 20 minutes until the water has reduced to half.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and ready to serve.

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