Serve up to 12


  • Whole Chicken, 1
  • Salt, 1.5 teaspoons
  • Turmeric Powder, 1 tablespoon
  • Cooking Oil, 4 tablespoons
  • Cardomon Pods, 25
  • Cinnamon Sticks, 2
  • Star Anise, 8
  • Cloves, 10
  • Coriander Seeds*, 65 grams
  • White Peppercorns*, 15 grams
  • Candlenuts*, 10
  • Ginger*, 50 grams
  • Galangal*, 50 grams
  • Red Onions*, 1.5
  • Lemongrass, 4
  • Hot water, 3.5 litres
  • Yellow Noodles
  • Bean Sprouts
  • Salt, to taste
  • Sugar, to taste
  • Fresh Coriander, garnish before serving
  • Fried Shallot, garnish before serving

*In a pan, dry toast coriander seed and white pepper corn over medium high heat, for 5 minutes. Blend coriander seeds, white pepper corns, candlenut, ginger, galangal, red onions in a food processor till the mixture is well combined into a paste.

**Rinse chicken and pat dry with kitchen towel. Mix 1.5 teaspoons of salt and 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder. Rub chicken with the salt turmeric mixture and set it aside.



  1. Heat cooking oil over medium heat in a Shuttle Chef® inner pot.
  2. Add Cardomon Pods, Cinnamon Sticks, Star Anise and Cloves and fry for 3 minutes.
  3. Add blended paste*, garlic and mix well. Add bruised lemongrass.
  4. Add 3.5L hot water. Stir and bring it to boil.
  5. Add marinated chicken** and boil over high heat for 10 minutes.
  6. When boiling, cover the lid and transfer inner pot into the Shuttle Chef® outer pot. Let it sit aside for 4 hours.
  7. Before serving, cook yellow noodles and bean sprouts with boiling water.
  8. Pour in the cooked ayam chicken and garnish with fresh coriander and fried shallots.



  • This recipe is based on a 6.0L KOB-6000I Shuttle Chef® inner pot in a Thermos® Shuttle Chef® TCRA-6000 of 6.0L capacity.
  • You may adjust the ingredients quantities accordingly for other Shuttle Chef® capacities. 


Recipe specially created for Thermos® Singapore and cooking demonstration courtesy of Sheryl Ariel Boh, from fb.com/musingsatweivilla and founder of ‘Cooking with Thermos’ Facebook group.


Watch the recipe in action!

Mee Soto Ayam