Shredded chicken dishes are my go-to when I need to prepare a quick and easy Indonesian dish. They are usually so much simpler compared to other Indonesian chicken dishes, and still packs a ton of flavor.
One of my favorite shredded chicken dishes is this ayam suwir santan, or shredded chicken in coconut milk. This dish originates from Solo, and is part of the traditional Solo rice meal called nasi liwet. But, I make this all the time to enjoy with a simple steamed white rice.
You will need:
Also, you will need to grind these ingredients into a spice paste:
Here is my step-by-step:
1. Cook the chicken.
Place thinly sliced chicken breast, along with the rest of the ingredients, in a pot. Bring to a boil, then cover the pot, and simmer until the chicken is fully cooked. About 30 minutes.
2. Shred the chicken.
Remove chicken pieces from the broth. Shred with a pair of forks. Arrange the shredded chicken in a serving platter.
3. Strain the broth.
Strain the broth to get a clear soup, then boil the strained broth.
4. Serve shredded chicken with strained broth.
Pour the strained broth over the shredded chicken, and serve immediately with steamed white rice.
Ayam suwir santan is a common part of nasi liwet. A complete nasi liwet typically has these dishes:
Of course, since this dish is very yummy on its own, feel free to serve ayam suwir with simple steamed white rice.