Recipe Chicken Tofu with Spicy Soy Sauce Spices

Savor the rich flavors of Indonesian cuisine with this delicious recipe for Spicy Soy Sauce Chicken with Tofu. Infused with aromatic spices and a kick of heat from chili, this dish is a delightful blend of tender chicken, silky tofu, and bold seasonings. Whether you're a fan of spicy dishes or looking to explore new culinary horizons, this recipe promises a satisfying meal that's both easy to make and bursting with flavor.


  • 500g chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 250g firm tofu, cut into cubes
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 red chilies, sliced (adjust according to your spice preference)
  • 2 tablespoons kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon tamarind paste
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking oil
  • Chopped green onions and cilantro for garnish


  1. Heat some cooking oil in a pan over medium heat. Add minced garlic, chopped shallots, and sliced red chilies. Sauté until fragrant.
  2. Add chicken pieces to the pan and cook until they are browned on all sides.
  3. Stir in kecap manis, soy sauce, fish sauce, tamarind paste, brown sugar, ground coriander, ground cumin, and turmeric powder. Mix well to coat the chicken evenly with the sauce.
  4. Add tofu cubes to the pan and gently toss to combine with the chicken and sauce.
  5. Cover the pan and let the dish simmer for about 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the flavors have melded together.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Garnish with chopped green onions and cilantro before serving.


  • For extra heat, you can increase the amount of red chilies or add a pinch of chili flakes.
  • Marinating the chicken in the sauce mixture for an hour before cooking can enhance the flavor.
  • If you prefer a thicker sauce, you can dissolve a teaspoon of cornstarch in water and add it to the dish during the last few minutes of cooking.


  • Substitute chicken thighs with chicken breast or bone-in chicken pieces.
  • Use tempeh or mushrooms instead of tofu for a different texture.
  • Add vegetables like bell peppers, carrots, or snap peas for a more colorful and nutritious dish.

Nutritional Information:

  • Calories per serving: Approximately 300-350 calories (depending on serving size and ingredients used).
  • This dish is a good source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. However, be mindful of the sodium content in soy sauce and adjust according to dietary preferences.


Indulge your taste buds with the bold and spicy flavors of Ayam Tahu Bumbu Rempah Kecap Pedas. This dish offers a perfect balance of savory, sweet, and spicy elements, making it a delightful addition to any mealtime repertoire. Easy to prepare and bursting with authentic Indonesian taste, it's sure to become a favorite among friends and family. Enjoy the culinary journey as you explore the vibrant world of Indonesian cuisine!


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