• Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Cook Time 45 minutes
  • Serving For 2 people
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Description

Kicap Manis or sweet soy sauce is a common condiment used by Malaysian in various dishes.


Recipe Ingredient

  • 4 pieces chicken whole legs
  • 100g onion (cut into wedges)
  • 50g young ginger (sliced thinly)
  • 6 dried chillies
  • 4 bird’s eye chillies
  • 2 stalks spring onion (cut into 5cm lengths)
  • 400ml water
  • Marinade (combined):
  • 100ml kicap manis
  • 2tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2tbsp chilli sauce
  • 1/2tsp pepper
  • 30g rock sugar (crushed, to taste)


  1. Season the chicken with 3-4 tablespoons of the marinade for at least 1 hour.
  2. Heat oil in a pot and fry the onion, ginger slices and chillies until fragrant.
  3. Add the marinated chicken and fry briefly. Add the remaining marinade and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Pour in water and braise the chicken for 30-45 minutes, or until the chicken is tender and the sauce is thick. Add the spring onions and give it a stir. Remove from heat.

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4 thoughts on “Chicken with Kicap Manis in Fragrant Spicy Sauce”

  1. Lee Boon Peng - February 13, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    The recipe is simple and looks yummy.

  2. Lin - August 23, 2020 at 7:52 am

    Easy and simple. Thank you

    • Jas - February 15, 2023 at 2:30 pm

      How many tbsp oyster sauce? Tq

      • Christy Heng - February 15, 2023 at 2:41 pm

        Hi Jas! It’s 2 tbsp of oyster sauce!


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