Characteristic of “Betutu Chicken ”in Many Different Packaging Stored at 50C


  • Suciani Suciani Fakultas Peternakan Universitas Udayana
  • Ida Ayu Okarini Fakultas Peternakan Universitas Udayana
  • Made Dewantari Fakultas Peternakan Universitas Udayana
  • Anak Agung Oka Fakultas Peternakan Universitas Udayana


“Betutu chicken†(whole chicken) is traditional Balinese food. Originally was cooked for ritual offerings, but recently this food was one of the menu in hotels or restaurants in Bali. Research was carried out using completely randomized design (CRD) with 3 different packaging treatment, such as treatment one was using alumunium foil, treatment too using banana leaf and alumunium foil and treatment three using “Upih†and alumunium foil. Whole chicken was squeezed with salt and tamarin, and then wash with water. Put into the cavity of the chicken all spices and ½ glass of cooking oil, close the cavity and wrap up according to the treatment then cooked in the live coal for (8 – 11) hours. After cooked and then stored at 50 C. the organoleptic test showed that this product keep for 7 days in 50 C still can safe and excepted by the consumen with organoleptic score between 6.0 – 7.0 in overall. Objective test showed that (p<0.05) for 3 treatment to pH (6.2 – 6.4), water content (44 – 48)%, water holding capacity 68 – 70% and total aerobic count 4.503 – 5.041 cfu/g.


Keywords: Betutu chicken, Alumunium foil, “Upihâ€, Banana Leaf, Storage 50 C