Ayam betutu is one of my all-time favorite dishes. This is one of most popular dishes which originated from the Balinese ethnic group, and is now commonly served throughout Indonesian archipelago even in foreign countries. Europeans call it : Balinese Chicken. A complete blend of spices with a distinctive aroma of banana leaves.
Ingredients of Ayam Betutu like whole chicken, bay leaves, cassava leaves, oil, onion, garlic, lemon grass, peppercorn, chilies, shrimp paste, coriander, nutmeg, greater galingale, salt, gingger, lemon grass, candlenut, galangal and turmeric.
Anyway, I have a little note that might be useful to prepare this recipe. For those of you who feel that the whole chicken is too much, you can change the amount of chicken as well as the part of chicken pieces as preferred. Just spread the stuffing leaves over the chicken pieces. I assure you, the taste won’t be different. Another thing, since the cassava leaves is hard to obtain in western countries, please take a coy sum or curly kale as a substitute. Last but not least if banana leaves is also not available then use aluminium foil only to wrap it. And then grill in the oven at medium heat (180°C – 350°F) for 2-3 hours or until cooked. Remove from heat and cut before serving. And you must to try it !!!