Ayam Pelalah Shereded Chicken with Chillies & Lime


  • 1 whole chicken, weighing about 1.2 kg (2,5 lb)
  • 1 cup spice paste for chicken
  • 1/2 cup Sambel Tomat
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice



  • Rub the chicken outside and inside with the spice paste.
  • Place on wire rack in oven and roast at 180° C (350 ° F) until done.
  • When cool, remove and discard the skin.
  • Remove meat from bones and shred by hand into fine strips.
  • Combine chicken strips with remaining ingredients.
  • Mix well and season to taste.
  • Serve at room temperature with steamed rice.

Helpful hints:

Should there be any left-over chicken, it can be mixed with mashed potato and made into patties; just shallow fry them in a little hot oil until golden. The use of potato is not strictly Balinese, but the result is very good.