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bali steamed chicken

Indonesian Chicken Instant Pot

  • Author: Rosie
  • Prep Time: 35
  • Cook Time: 60
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: instant pot
  • Cuisine: Indonesian


Indonesian Cusine at its best - Balin Chicken - steamed.



1 Chicken 

3-4 Banana Leaves (If you do not have banana leaves - use parchment paper {baking paper} to first wrpa the chicken and then wrap again with foil. The parchment paper does not stick to the chicken.

6 candle nuts (else you can use almonds)

4 cloves garlic

2 shallots

2 sticks of lemon grass

1 inch turmeric (can use powder)

1 inch ginger

1 inch galangal (if you have it)

1 teaspoon Shrimp paste or powder

2 teaspoons coriander/cilantro powder

2 teaspoons white pepper

1 tablespoon of brown sugar

2 kaffir lime leaves if you have them

1 teaspoon salt





Serve with a salad, rice or your normal roast chicken side dishes


  • Calories: 455

Keywords: indonesian cusine bali balinese