Pandan Chicken Two Ways

A popular chicken dish of Thai origins, Pandan Chicken is made complete by wrapping the chicken with Pandan leaves… literally. It not only infuses an aroma, but helps keep the chicken moist when cooking, enhancing its texture. Wrapping might take some practice, but once you’ve skilfully mastered this it will be second nature. We personally like wrapping ours with parts of the chicken outside of the leaf so that there’s some crisp on the surface after cooking

We did our recipe two ways, one for those that want the healthier option, which would be to bake the Pandan chicken in the oven, but in our opinion, the fried version produces a much tastier version!

A perfect dish to cook for your weekend evenings, so try out this savoury delight!

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  • Skill: Easy

  • 2 chicken thighs (around 500g)

  • 24 pandan leaves

  • 1 tbsp coriander powder

  • 1 tbsp white pepper powder

  • 1 tbsp minced garlic

  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce

  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce

  • 2 tbsp sesame oil

  • 3 tbsp palm sugar

  • 3 tbsp coconut cream

  • Oil for deep fry

  • Parchment paper for baking

  • Ingredients

    1. Sauce

    2. ½ cup water

    3. 3 tbsp sugar

    4. 3 tbsp dark soy sauce

    5. 1 tsp salt

    6. 2 tbsp white toasted sesame seeds

    7. Cut 2 chicken thighs into 1 inch chunks

    8. Add to chicken, 1 tbsp coriander powder, 1 tbsp white pepper powder, 1 tbsp minced garlic, 1 tbsp light soy sauce, 2 tbsp oyster sauce, 2 tbsp sesame oil, , 3 tbsp palm sugar

    9. and 3 tbsp coconut cream

    10. Mix well and let it marinate for 2 hours

    11. Wrap marinated chicken in pandan leaves.

    12. In a pot add 1/2 cup water, 3 tbsp sugar, 3 tbsp dark soy sauce and 1 tsp salt

    13. Boil to boil and thicken, set aside in a bowl and mix in 2 tbsp white toasted sesame seeds

    14. Instructions

      1. Oven Bake

      2. Toss wrapped chicken in oil, and place on bake tray line with baking paper.

      3. Bake in 200 degrees C oven for 20-25 minutes

      4. Instructions

        1. Deep fry

        2. Deep fry in oil until leaves start to brown and meat cooked

        3. Remove and drain on paper towels

        4. Serve with dipping sauce.