Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Aromatic Pandan Chicken.....

Pandan chicken

Yesterday I cook this yummy chicken dish using lots of screwpine leaves or known as Pandan in Malay. The unique taste and aroma of these screwpine leaves used to wrap round the seasoned chicken pieces which is then deepfry in hot oil to bring out a flavorful dish which nobody could resist. Pandan leaves can be easily grown if you live in the tropics and have a small garden and it doesn't need lots of care. I brought some over from my garden in my hometown house during the weekend. Here is a recipe to share.
Blended shallots, garlic, ginger and lemon grass....

Chicken with blended ingredients and sauces......


3 Chicken thighs-deboned and diced into 6x3-cm pieces
3 shallots-peeled
2 slices ginger
2 cloves garlic
1 stalk lemon grass
2 tsp light soya sauce
1 tsp fish sauce
2 tsp Worchestershire sauce
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp chilli powder
100 ml coconut cream or santan

15-20 pieces pandan leaves-washed

Wrapped chicken ready for deep-frying.......


1. Rinse chicken meat and pat dry with kitchen towel.
2. Blend shallots, garlic, ginger and lemon grass in a processor with a little water. 3.Then mix it with the rest of the ingredients(except the pandan leaves) into the chicken.
4. Mix well and leave to marinade for 3 to 4 hours in fridge.
5. Wrap up each piece of chicken neatly with a pandan leave and secure with a wooden toothpick.
6. Heat oil in wok or deepfryer and deep-fry for 6 to 8 minutes til chicken is cook through.
7. Drain and serve it with hot rice.


Kess And Her Mama said...

This is one of my fav dishes! Looks yummy,

Little Corner of Mine said...

I loved this, really aromatic!