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Soto Ayam (Chicken Soup)















Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free


1 each chicken
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
4 each garlic cloves
1 each onions
2 tablespoons ginger
1 each lemongrass
¼ cup lemongrass
1 each galangal root
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons coriander
2 teaspoons sugar
¼ teaspoon black pepper
28 ounces chicken broth
4 cups water
1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice


Remove chicken giblets, set aside.

Pull off and discard lumps of fat from chicken.

Cut off wings and leg-and-thigh pieces. Separate back from breast.

Pour oil into 6 quart kettle and place over medium heat.

Add garlic, onion, and ginger and cook, stirring until onion is soft.

Add lemon grass, galangal, tumeric, salt, coriander, sugar, pepper, broth, and water.

Stir then add chicken and giblets (except liver).

Bring to a boil over high heat.

Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until breast is no longer pink when slashed (15-20 minutes).

Remove breast and let cool.

Simmer remaining chicken until meat near thighbone is no longer pink when slashed (15 minutes more).

Lift out legs and thighs, let cool.

Continue to simmer broth. Discard skin from breast, legs and thighs.

Cut meat into bite-sized pieces. Cover and set aside.

Return bones to broth, continue simmering until broth is richly flavored (about 1 more hour).

Strain, discard wings, back, bones, giblets, and seasonings.

Prepare condiments and crisp-fried onions.

Place condiments, onions and chicken in seperate bowls.

Skim and discard fat from broth.

Heat broth until steaming and stir in lemon juice.

Ladle broth into serving bowls.

Let diners add chicken, condiments and crisp-fried onions.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 335g (11.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 9536% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 602mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Sugars g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 3% Iron 5%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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