Chicken Laksa with Fresh Lime & Coriander
  • Prep time: 35 minutes
  • Calories: 580
Laksa is a spicy noodle soup that comes from Peranakan cuisine. This style originates from Chinese immigrants who came to the Malay archipelago. This recipe is made with the classic flavours including lime, coriander, ginger and garlic.
  • 1 of Garlic Clove
  • 1 of Ginger
  • 3 of Chicken Thighs (skinless)
  • 1 Tbsp of Minced Lemongrass
  • 3 Tbsp of Laksa Curry Paste
  • 3 Tbsp of Soy & Chicken Stock YPI
  • 1 Small Bunch of Coriander
  • 1 3g Pack of Sugar
  • 50 g of Rice Noodles (Pad Thai)
  • 1 160g Pack of Coconut Milk
  • 100 g of Mushrooms
  • 1 of Lime
  • 1 75g Pack of Baby Spinach

Prepare Ingredients:

Bring kettle to a boil. Peel and small dice the garlic. Peel ginger and cut into matchsticks. Pat dry the chicken with paper towel. Cut chicken into 12 cm thin strips.

Start Laksa:

Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the garlic, lemongrass and ginger and gently cook, about 1 minute. Add the laksa paste and cook 1 minute more. Add soy & chicken stock, 2 cups water and sugar. Mix well to combine and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.

Cook Rice Noodles:

In the meantime, place rice noodles in a large bowl and pour over boiling water. Soak until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and wash under cold water for 30 seconds.

Finish Laksa:

In the meantime, thinly slice the mushrooms. Cut and juice half the lime. Pick the coriander leaves, discarding stems. Increase heat to medium and stir in coconut milk, chicken, mushrooms, spinach, juice of half the lime and half the coriander. Cook for 5 minutes more, or until chicken is cooked through.

You Plate It:

To serve, place rice noodles into serving bowls and ladle over soup. Garnish each bowl with remaining coriander. Serve with remaining lime wedges on the side. Enjoy!