Soto Ayam

by Afra Taidin on Thu, February 06, 2020

Warm and nourishing, Soto Ayam is an Asian chicken soup that is brimming with spices and aromatics. A definite crowd-pleaser and an ideal dish for family gatherings.

A hearty soto perfect for a Raya Open House!

Serves 6 people

For a more substantial soto, add in mini begedels ( potato balls ), nasi himpit ( rice cakes ) and roasted peanuts.

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Soto Ayam


  • Preparation
  • Total
    Soup ( A )
    Half a Chicken
    1 Sachet of Sup Bunjut ( an Asian Bouquet Garni )
    6 Cloves of Garlic ( pounded to a paste )
    5 cm Piece of Ginger ( pounded to a paste )
    2 Stalks of Lemongrass ( bruised to release the flavour )
    4 Litres of Water

    Aromatics ( B )
    1 Large Onion
    3 Bulbs of Garlic
    4 cm Ginger

    Spices ( C )
    1 Stalk of Cinnamon
    4 Cardamom
    1 Star Anise

    Additional Soup Ingredients ( D )
    4 Tbs Soto Soup Powder, mixed with 4Tbs Water
    2 Tbs Oil
    Salt to taste


1. Boil all the A ingredients.

2.Once chicken is cooked, remove it from the pot. When chicken is cool enough to handle, discard skin and bones and shred meat into bite-size pieces.

3. Blend B.

4. Heat up oil, fry C. Add in blended B. Fry till fragrant.

5. Add in D. Leave to simmer and cook for 5 minutes.

6. Add in A and the chicken pieces into the mixture.

7. Continue to simmer for 10 minutes. Season to taste.

Elevate your soto by adding some begedels before serving.