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Chicken Laksa

Want to make restaurant style laksa at home? Follow this recipe to make the perfect chicken laksa at home.
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Keyword soup, spicy
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Author CWT


Chicken Broth

  • 1 ltr Chicken Stock
  • 500 ml water
  • 6 drumsticks

Chicken Laksa

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cm ginger grated
  • 2 stalks lemongrass grated
  • 4 chillies chopped
  • 350 g laksa paste (2 jars)
  • 800 ml coconut milk (2 tins)
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce

Add-ins / Garnishes

  • 1 packet vermicelli noodles
  • 1 packet hokkien noodles
  • beansprouts
  • green beans chopped in half
  • tofu puffs halved
  • fresh coriander
  • fried shallots
  • chilli sliced

Chilli Sauce

  • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp laksa paste
  • 1 tbsp chilli paste


Chicken Broth

  • In a large pot, add in the chicken stock, water and drumsticks. Bring to a boil. Simmer the drumstick for about 30 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the pot and set aside. Once the chicken has cooled, strip the chicken into bite sized pieces. Set chicken pieces aside.

Chicken Laksa

  • In a large pot, heat the oil. Then add the garlic, ginger, lemongrass and chilli. Saut√© for a 1 minute.
  • Next, add the Laksa paste. Ensure to stir constantly (we don't want to burn it). Cook for roughly 2 minutes.
  • Add the chicken broth, coconut milk and fish sauce. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Finally, add the green beans and the coconut puffs. Leave on the stove, but turn off the heat. Let the Laksa sit for about 5 minutes before serving.


  • Follow packet instructions on how to prepare noodles. I soaked my noodles in boiling water.

Building your Laksa

  • In a large bowl, add some vermicelli noodles and hokkien noodles. Then, add some shredded chicken.
  • Ladle the laksa over the noodles and chicken. Top off with beansprouts, fried shallots and coriander.
  • For people who like their laksa extra spicy, add some chilli sauce on top as well.


You can make this laksa gluten-free by, not adding hokkien noodles. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find gluten-free hokkien noodles. 
Make sure to use gluten-free soy sauce as well.