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Indonesian-Style Chicken Rendang

Indonesian-Style Chicken Rendang

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Prep Time

20 min



This Indonesian-inspired rendang curry is full of punchy, aromatic flavours. Our version combines chicken with coconut, cardamom and chipotle paste to create a silky, rich sauce that's perfect with rice.

Prep Time

20 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
1 garlic clove
15g fresh root ginger
80g trimmed fine green beans
130g basmati rice
3 cardamom pods
1 fish sauce sachet (15ml) †
FLECKED coconut cream 50g
50g solid coconut cream
2 x 125g British chicken breast fillets
2 x 125g British chicken breast fillets
1 chipotle paste sachet (20g)
You Will Need
Pestle & mortar, pepper, salt, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 15g fresh root ginger
  • 80g trimmed fine green beans
  • 130g basmati rice
  • cardamom pods
  • 1 fish sauce sachet (15ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 50g solid coconut cream
  • 2 x 125g British chicken breast fillets
  • 1 chipotle paste sachet (20g)
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 851 kJ
202 kcal
2410 kJ
573 kcal
of which saturates
6.8 g
5.9 g
19.3 g
16.6 g
of which sugars
20.9 g
1.9 g
59.3 g
5.2 g
Fibre 2.3 g 6.5 g
Protein 13.3 g 37.8 g
Salt 0.81 g 2.29 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 garlic clove
15g fresh root ginger
Ginger (100%) Keep the Ginger chilled.
80g trimmed fine green beans
trimmed fine green beans
130g basmati rice
basmati rice (100%)
cardamom pods
cardamom pod
1 fish sauce sachet (15ml)
anchovy (fish) 75%, salt, sugar. Produced in a factory that handles nuts, peanut, soya, mustard, sesame, and celery.
50g solid coconut cream
coconut 100%
2 x 125g British chicken breast fillets
Chicken breast
1 chipotle paste sachet (20g)
Water, chipotle chilli (12%), tomato paste, soft dark brown sugar, cornflour, salt, preservative (lactic acid)
  • Allergens highlighted by † (fish)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Indonesian Chicken Rendang

Boil half a kettle

Cut the green beans in half

2 Indonesian Chicken Rendang

Add the basmati rice and 300ml [600ml] cold water to a pot with a lid and bring to the boil over a high heat

Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and add the halved green beans to the pot

Cook, covered, for 10-15 min or until all the water has absorbed and the rice and green beans are cooked

Once cooked, remove from the heat and keep covered until serving – this is your green bean rice

3 Indonesian Chicken Rendang

While the rice and beans are cooking, peel and roughly chop (or grate) the garlic and ginger

Crush the cardamom pods open by squashing them with the side of a knife and discard the outer green skins

Grind the chopped garlic, chopped ginger, cardamom seeds, 1 tsp [2 tsp] black pepper (freshly ground is best!) and a pinch of salt in a pestle & mortar to form a coarse paste – this is your spice paste

4 Indonesian-Style Chicken Rendang

Cut the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces

Add the chopped chickenchipotle paste and the spice paste to a bowl and mix thoroughly

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick with a matching lid), with 1 tbsp [2 tbsp] vegetable oil over a high heat

Once hot, add the chicken pieces and cook, covered, for 4-5 min or until nicely browned

5 Indonesian-Style Chicken Rendang

While the chicken is cooking, remove the coconut cream from the sachet[s] and chop it roughly

Dissolve the chopped coconut cream in 200ml [400ml] boiled water then add the fish sauce – this is your coconut stock

6 Indonesian-Style Chicken Rendang

Flip the chicken, then add the coconut stock

Cook, uncovered, for a further 6-8 min or until the chicken is cooked through (no pink meat!), the liquid has evaporated, and the sauce is very thick – this is your chicken rendang

7 Indonesian Chicken Rendang

Fluff the green bean rice with a fork


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