Chicken Tongseng Recipe, Authentical Spicy Traditional Javanese Soup

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Tongseng Chicken Recipe is made without coconut milk. It is traditional food preparation typical of the city of Solo which is made from chicken meat without adding coconut milk. So, how to make it very simple and also easy for beginners. Actually, the Tongseng dish is identical to buffalo and beef, but this time we will discuss the recipe or how to make Tongseng using simple chicken meat without coconut milk, typical of Solo. Check out the review below!

Tips for Choosing Fresh and Good Quality Tomatoes

One of the ingredients in the recipe for how to cook Tongseng Chicken without coconut milk is tomatoes. Tomato is one type of vegetable that contains a fairly high water content. The shape is round with various sizes. Here are some tips that you need to do when choosing tomatoes, namely:

1. Look at the color

Tomatoes with good quality generally have green or yellow patches on the skin. The color indicates that the tomatoes are ripe or freshly picked from the tree. So, it is still fresh and still very good for you to consume.

2. Tekan Permukaannya

You will need to press the surface of the tomatoes while you are selecting them. If the tomato feels firm, doesn’t bruise or isn’t mushy when you press it. This means that the quality of the tomatoes is still very good. If you want to get the best quality tomatoes, you can compare several tomatoes. Then choose the tomatoes whose skin is the tightest and smoothest.

3. Check the Skin Appearance

We recommend that you choose tomatoes with smooth textured skin and smooth. Not a tomato whose skin is bruised, wrinkled, and stained. Because the tomatoes were almost rotten and withered. Also, make sure you choose tomatoes with stems that are hard to pick up and bright green in color. Because it means the tomatoes are still fresh.

4. Smell It

You also need to smell the tomatoes when you’re picking them to know their quality. Usually, good quality tomatoes produce a fresh blend of fruity, grass, and floral aromas. Avoid tomatoes that smell sour, because they have started to rot.

Recommended Best Quality Powdered Broth Products

One of the ingredients for Tongseng Chicken without coconut milk is powdered broth. There are various brands of powdered broth products on the market. Here are 5 recommendations for powdered broth products with the best quality that you should know, namely:

1. MusHome Mushroom Broth

This product is made from oyster mushroom which is certainly healthier and safer because it is free from MSG content. Suitable for those of you who are reducing the consumption of foods containing MSG. In order to maintain a healthy body.

2. Umamitake Shiitake Seasoning

While MusHome uses oyster mushrooms as the main ingredient, Umamitake uses shitake mushrooms. This product also does not add MSG, so the savory taste is very natural. In addition, the price is also very pocket-friendly.

3. Lemonilo

This powdered broth is made from free-range chicken broth. So, it tastes more savory and is very suitable as an ingredient for the Chicken Tongseng recipe without coconut milk. This product is free from artificial flavors, preservatives, and colorings.

4. Maggi

Maggi powdered broth is available in the form of pastes and small blocks. The shape of the small cubes in the broth will make it very easy for you to measure for cooking ingredients. The taste of this Maggi broth is also very good and the taste of the chicken broth is very strong.

5. Royco

Who does not know this one powdered broth brand? Royco has powdered broth products with various flavors, ranging from chicken, beef, Ebi, and others. So, you can adjust it to the ingredients you are going to cook. This product is also very easy to find in traditional markets, warungs, and supermarkets.

Instant Chicken Tongseng Seasoning

Bumbu Tongseng Ayam Instan Bango

For those of you who don’t have time to mix the Chicken Tongseng seasoning without coconut milk manually. You can use instant Chicken Tongseng seasoning which is very practical with a special Indonesian taste. One of the typical Solo Chicken Tongseng seasoning brands that you can choose from is Bango. The price of 1 pcs of seasoning with a content of 40 grams starts from Rp. 8,500, – only.

Chicken Tongseng Recipe Without Coconut Milk, Typical Solo

Recipe for Chicken Tongseng Without Coconut Milk

Recipe for Chicken Tongseng Without Coconut Milk

Recipe by Arfiani Yanuar
4.1 from 317 votes

Resep Tongseng Ayam Tanpa Santan Simple Khas Solo

Course: Makanan Berkuah, TradisionalCuisine: IndonesiaDifficulty: Medium


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  • The main ingredient
  • 250 g chicken, cut into pieces

  • 100 g cabbage

  • 1 tomato, sliced

  • 10 pieces red chili

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 2 sheets lime leaves

  • 1 lemongrass stalk

  • 1 segment of galangal

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp stock powder

  • 1 tsp sugar

  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper

  • 3 tbsp sweet soy sauce

  • 300 ml water

  • 5 g fried onions

  • **Smooth Seasoning Ingredients
  • 5 cloves red onion

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • 1 piece ginger

  • 2 pieces turmeric

  • 2 pecans

  • 1/2 tsp coriander

  • 100 ml cooking oil


  • Puree all the spice ingredients using a blender.step-tongseng-ayam-tanpa-santan-001
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the spices that have been mashed earlier. Stir briefly.step-tongseng-ayam-tanpa-santan-002
  • Add the crushed lemongrass, bay leaf, galangal, and lime leaves. Saute until the spices are fragrant and cooked.step-tongseng-ayam-tanpa-santan-003
  • Add chicken, mix well. Saute chicken until half cooked.step-tongseng-ayam-tanpa-santan-004
  • Add water, mix well.step-tongseng-ayam-tanpa-santan-005
  • Add salt, powdered broth, sugar, and ground pepper. Stir again.step-tongseng-ayam-tanpa-santan-006
  • Add salt, powdered broth, sugar, and ground pepper. Stir again.step-tongseng-ayam-tanpa-santan-007
  • Add cabbage, mix well.step-tongseng-ayam-tanpa-santan-008
  • Add tomatoes and cayenne pepper. Stir well, taste correction. If it fits, lift and turn off the stove.step-tongseng-ayam-tanpa-santan-009
  • Serve in a bowl, sprinkle with fried onions.step-tongseng-ayam-tanpa-santan-010

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Nutrition Facts

2 servings per container

Serving Size2 servings

  • Amount Per ServingCalories967
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 79.4g 122%
    • Saturated Fat 35.8g 175%
  • Cholesterol 96mg 32%
  • Sodium 2044mg 86%
  • Potassium 885mg 26%
  • Total Carbohydrate 26.6g 9%
    • Dietary Fiber 7g 29%
    • Sugars 6.4g
  • Protein 42.5g 84%

  • Calcium 8%
  • Iron 27%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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