Chicken Laksa Recipe

Chicken Laksa Recipe

I know, I know, laksa should not have chicken. Prawns, cockles and all that is so not my bag. So I have reverted to have a couple of prawns, and chicken for the main meat elements. This is my Chicken Laksa Recipe, as an alternative to the rather fishy version you are likely to consume in the hawkers and coffee shops. Have a go at something different.

This will feed about 6 people. Yes there is a slight cheat, but it’s just to create the base.

Chicken Laksa Recipe

My chicken laksa. I know very very naughty, it breaks all the local rules of laksa, but who cares it is my version and I am sticking by it!

You will need;

  • 1 pack of Laksa paste (this is the cheat);
  • 1/2 litre coconut cream;
  • A handful or two of crushed salted peanuts;
  • 5-6 kaffir limes leaves roughly chopped;
  • 6 limes;
  • 2 chicken fillets chopped to bite sized pieces;
  • 12 prawns (still with head/tail);
  • 2 litres of chicken stock;
  • 2 tablespoons of fish sauce;
  • 2 stalks of lemon grass, finely sliced (clean a few outer layers off first;
  • 1 packet of washed bean sprouts;
  • 1 handful roughly chopped mint;
  • 2 chopped chili padi; and
  • 1″ knob of chopped yellow ginger or galangal.
  1. In to a large pot add the Laksa paste and coconut cream on a high heat until it starts to smell nice and fragrant;
  2. Add the salted peanuts, lime leaves, the juice of 5 of the limes, the chicken, the prawns , the chicken stock, the lemon grass, bean sprouts, yellow ginger, fish sauce and chilies;
  3. And seriously that is it;
  4. Just keep an eye on it so as not to over boil and burn the coconut cream;
  5. When the prawns and chicken are cooked your soup is done and you are ready to serve.

When plating this up, split the prawns and chicken in to equal amounts. Ladle on the broth and sprinkle with the mint, a little finely sliced kaffir lime leaf and a squeeze of the remaining lime juice. That’s it food lovers, get this down your neck. Absolutely delicious. My Chicken Laksa Recipe. It’s bloody good.

If you want to go all authentic-like though go here, to 328 Katong Laksa.

Chicken Laksa Recipe

This is the original opposite Rabbit Carrot Gun Pub, and what was Paramount back in the day. They have also opened a new one up from I12 now – almost an overflow.

Face says it all - Mr Kennett slurping to hearts content. Sorry to say this is just too fishy for me. Cockles and all that, not my cup of tea, or Laksa come to that.

Face says it all – Mr Kennett slurping to hearts content. Sorry to say this is just too fishy for me. Cockles and all that, not my cup of tea, or Laksa come to that.

Here it is in it's little take-way bowl - the Singaporean famous laksa from Katong. I could watch these guys prepare this for hours. Pour in, drain, pour in drain, then pour in one more final time - incredible.

Here it is in it’s little take-way bowl – the Singaporean famous laksa from Katong. I could watch these guys prepare this for hours. Pour in, drain, pour in drain, then pour in one more final time – incredible.

But please please try my version and my Chicken Laksa Recipe. I think it is unique. Never have I seen as a recipe for chicken Laksa. For those not in love with cockles this is your bag. It is seriously bloody good. Packet spice on steroids. Just try, I know you will love it, and if you do try – ENJOY!!!

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2 Replies to "Chicken Laksa Recipe"

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    Gastronautasia October 18, 2014 (10:30 am)

    Pad Thai chilies? Or chili padi. You can also cheat by using store-bought sambal as a condiment. Nothing wrong with chicken laksa.

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      Brian Kennett October 19, 2014 (12:23 am)

      Chili spelling corrected my friend ha ha. I was kind of thinking of the true to origins eaters of fare matey – you and I both like to push the boundaries of the original. Now what would Dr Leslie say from I Eat I Shoot I Post? Ha Ha!!! How many woks we he give this???