Chicken laksa


Prep time30 minutes
Meal categoryLunch Dinner Soup
Recipe sourceHealthy Food Guide


Enjoy a taste of Indonesia and Mayalsia with this creamy laksa.


100Gramvermicelli noodles
  olive oil spray
1 large onion (thinly sliced)
2Tablespoon (Metric)red curry paste
400Gramchicken breast fillets (sliced)
2Cupreduced-salt chicken stock
165Millilitrecan reduced-fat coconut milk (see Tips/Handy hints)
2 kaffir lime leaves
3 piece ginger (peeled, thinly sliced)
1 large carrot (peeled, thinly sliced diagonally)
2Bunchbaby bok choy (trimmed, leaves separated, reserved)
150GramSnow Peas (trimmed, halved)
  Lime Juice (to taste)
1 1⁄2Cupbean sprouts


  1. Put vermicelli noodles in a large heatproof bowl, cover with boiling water and leave to soak for 3 minutes; drain and set aside.
  2. Spray a large wok (or saucepan) with olive oil and set over medium heat. Add onion and stir until light golden. Add curry paste and stir for 1–2 minutes, or until fragrant. Add chicken and cook, stirring, for 2–3 minutes, or until slightly golden. Add stock, coconut milk, lime leaves and sliced ginger with 2 cups water; stir well.
  3. Increase heat to high; bring mixture to the boil. Add carrot to wok. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Add bok choy and snow peas; cook for 1 minute. Remove wok from heat and add lime juice to taste.
  4. Divide reserved vermicelli noodles among 4 bowls. Ladle hot laksa over noodles, top with bean sprouts and serve.

To reduce the saturated fat level of this recipe, swap the coconut milk for coconut flavoured evaporated milk or lite coconut milk but ensure the laksa does not boil.

Nutrition Information
  • Energy: 1479kJ
  • Calories: 353cal
  • Protein: 31.9g
  • Fat: 9.3g
  • Saturated fat: 4.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 29.5g
    • sugars: 8.1g
  • Dietary Fibre: 7.0g
  • Sodium: 420mg
  • Calcium: 162mg
  • Iron: 3.4mg

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