Chicken laksa

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Main Meals (Dinners)
4 peopleServes
4
Prep   10 min
Cook   15 min

Laksa is traditionally made with full-fat coconut milk, which has made it off-limits for those watching their weight; this light version puts it firmly back on the menu.

  • Vermicelli rice noodles, dried, 60 g
  • Vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon(s)
  • Red curry paste, 2 tablespoon(s), or laksa paste
  • Chicken liquid stock, salt reduced, 2½ cup(s)
  • Chicken breast, lean, raw, 400 g, thinly sliced
  • Shiitake mushrooms, raw, 100 g, sliced if large
  • Coconut flavoured evaporated milk, 1 cup(s)
  • Chinese greens, 100 g
  • Shiitake mushrooms, raw, 100 g, or other mushrooms
  • Kaffir lime leaves, 2 leaf(s), shredded (optional)
  • Coriander, ½ cup(s), roughly torn
  • Bean sprouts, 50 g

Method

  1. Prepare the noodles according to the packet instructions.
  2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the paste and cook, stirring, for 2–3 minutes or until fragrant.
  3. Pour in the stock and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the chicken, shiitake mushrooms and milk and simmer for 5 minutes or until the chicken is just cooked. Add the Chinese greens, extra mushrooms, lime leaves and noodles.
  4. Divide the laksa, coriander and bean sprouts among four bowls and finish with cucumber, chilli, lime juice and fish sauce, to taste.

TIP: If you can't find coconut flavoured evaporated milk, you can use light evaporated milk and 1-2 drops of coconut essence per every 100ml of evaporated milk.

Nutrition facts per serve
Makes 4 serves

Note: If food units vary from the book, be guided by the following food units.

Meat & Protein 1
Bread & Cereals0.5
Vegetables1
Fruit0
Dairy0.4
Healthy Fats & Oils1
Indulgences0.2
Calories320
Protein32.3 g
Total fat9.3 g
- Saturated fat2.3 g
Total carbohydrates27.9 g
- Total sugars11.6 g
Fibre2 g
Sodium803 mg

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