Chicken Laksa Noodles

cooking-time15 mins cooking-servings2 SERVINGS


For chicken stock:
  • 500ml chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 chicken drumsticks
For laksa broth:
  • 1 1/2 tbsp oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2cm piece of ginger, grated
  • 1 lemongrass, white part grated
  • 2 bird eye chilli, finely chopped
  • 175g laksa paste
  • 400g coconut milk
  • 2 tsp fish sauce, or soy sauce
For noodles and toppings:
  • 50g vermicelli noodles, dried
  • 80g bean sprouts
  • 80g tofu puffs, cut in half
For laksa chilli sauce: 
  • 1/2 tsp sugar, white
  • 1 1/2 tsp soy sauce, light or all purpose
  • 1/2 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp laksa paste
  • 1 tbsp sriracha sauce
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Laksa Leaves, finely chopped
  • Lime wedges
  • Crispy fried shallots
  • Red chilli, freshly sliced


  1. Prepare the chicken stock. Start by placing the Chicken Stock ingredients in a medium saucepan over high heat. Bring heat down to a simmer.
  2. Cook for 25 minutes or until chicken flesh is falling off the bone and liquid reduces by about 1/3. 
  3. Discard skin, pull flesh off the bone and place in bowl, discard bone. Set broth aside.
  4. Next, prepare the laksa chilli sauce by mixing the ingredients together in a small bowl. Set aside for 20 minutes.
  5. Next, prepare the laksa broth. Heat oil in a large saucepan or small pot over medium low heat. Add garlic and ginger, sauté for 20 seconds, then add lemongrass and chillis. Cook for 1 minute.
  6. Add laksa paste to the pan. Turn heat up to medium and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly, or until fragrant.
  7. Add chicken stock, coconut milk, fish sauce and 2 tsp of Laksa Chilli Sauce. Place lid on and simmer on for 10 minutes.
  8. Add tofu puffs. Turn off heat and leave lid on for 5 minutes.
  9. To put the laksa together, prepare noodles per packet directions.
  10. Portion out 2 bowls of noodles. Top with shredded chicken.
  11. Pour broth over chicken. Top with beansprouts and garnishes. Serve with Laksa Chilli Sauce on the side.

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