Pandan Chicken or chicken wrapped in screw pine leaves are so make fantastic finger food items for parties. Not only that, it is so simple to make this dish.
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1 boneless chicken breast, cut into small pieces
A few pandan leaves (also known as screw pine leaves)
1/4 cup coconut milk
1 stalk lemongrass, slice the white part thinly
3 cloves of garlic, chopped to small pieces
1 tablespoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon fish sauce
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
Salt to taste
I added 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper, you can skip this if you want to.
Clean and cut chicken into small pieces.
Marinate chicken with coconut milk, lemon grass, garlic,turmeric powder, fish sauce, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Set this aside for at least an hour. If you have enough time, marinate it overnight
Place chicken at the end of a pandan leave ,roll it then wrap the chicken tightly with the leave. Secure with a toothpick inserted at the centre.
Heat oil in wok.
Deep fry in oil until chicken is cooked ( charred a little at times) and pandan leaves turn brown and crispy
Use Thai Chilly Sauce as dipping sauce