Today is my resting day. I was planning to make some dessert. That’s why I bought some fresh pandan leaves from supermarket. Yet, I checked my kitchen, there was 1 ingredient missing. So I decides to make pandan chicken instead.
1, To prepare marinade. 4 cloves of garlic, 3 red shallot, 1 small chunk ginger, 2 tbsp fish sauce, 1 tbsp oyster sauce, 1 tbsp sesame oil, 1 tbsp sugar and 1 tbsp coconut milk. Put all of them into blender and blend into paste.
2, Prepare chicken. I use chicken legs. So I need to remove the bone first. You can just use boneless chicken leg or chicken breast. So the chicken is about 400 g. Cut them into smaller pieces. Similar to size of my half palm or even smaller. Because later they will be fried. If the chicken pieces are too big, it will be easily for them to get burnt while the inside still remains uncooked.
3, Put all the chicken into a big bowl. Add in marinade. Marinate for 2 hours.
4, Wash pandan leaves. Make them a knot and put the chicken inside the knot. Just make sure chicken stays inside the pandan leaves. You can pin it with toothpick if you want.
5, Deep fry them in oil with low medium heat, till the chicken turns beautifully golden brown color. Pandan leaves will also be crispy. And your kitchen will smell incredible. 🙂