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Chicken in pandan leaves: RECIPE

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Chicken in pandan leaves

Ingredients
4 chicken thighs, boneless, skin removed
2 tbsp red curry paste
1 tbsp palm sugar
3 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp vegetable oil
½ tsp ground turmeric
2 tbsp coconut milk
350g/12oz jasmine rice, to serve
8 pandan leaves (approximately 2 per chicken thigh)
dash oil, for frying

Chicken in pandan leaves
Method
In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients, except the pandan leaves, together and rub the marinade into the meat. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Meanwhile, rinse the rice until the water runs clear and then cook to packet instructions.

Fill a glass bowl with boiling water and soak the pandan leaves for 1 minute to make them more pliable.

Wrap each chicken thigh in a leaf, securing tightly with a cocktail stick.

Heat a large wok over a medium heat with a dash oil. Fry the parcels for 6–8 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.

Serve alongside the jasmine rice.

Source: BBC FOOD

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