I make this pandan chicken just because I missed this type of food, but with Gabriel around I can't make the food too spicy (anyway, myself also can't take too spicy food ^_^), so I adjusted the recipe a bit to make it suitable for him. Instead of deep-fry I pan-fry the chicken using my Happy Call pan. The chicken is really tasty and moist with lemongrass fragrance.
Wrapping the chicken into the parcel is hard for me...hehehe, first timer! I watched the video posted by WokkingMum again and again, but come to real stuff really not easy with the soft pandan leaf. If the pandan leaves is fresh and hard will be easier I think. (I didn't wrap all the 600g chicken but only make 8 parcels, the rest of the chicken I make into other dish)
Do you believe that God has planned our daily life, like who you will meet up, what you will say to other? I believe so! Even someone you have not meet before, you may introduce him or her to someone else...across the world and he or she comes to meet you. We may not understand why this happened, but for sure there is a reason behind. Praise the Lord!
Recipe adapted from Asian Tidbits Mini Cookbook by Debbie Teoh
600g Chicken meat, sliced into 0.5cm thick slices
2-3 tbsp cornflour
2 tbsp fish sauce
6 tbsp honey (to taste) (used 3 heaps tbsp)
2 tsp salt (to taste)
100 ml coconut milk
some screwpine (pandan) leaves for wrapping
5 tbsp cooking oil for pan-fry
4 shallots, peeled (used 2 big one)
3 cloves garlic, peeled (used 1 tbsp garlic minced)
3 cm knob ginger, peeled (used 1 tbsp ginger minced)
3-4 stalks lemongrass (used 1 stalk and added 3 tbsp of lemongrass marinade paste)
2 tsp chili powder (used 2 tsp mild curry powder)
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp cracked black peppercorns (used a pinch)
1. Combine chicken slices, spice paste and remaining ingredients, except screw pine (pandan) leaves and cooking oil, in a bowl. Mix well. Leave to marinate for at least 1 hour.
2. To assemble, fold one end of screw pine leaf into a cone and fill with some marinated chicken.
3. Fold down excess leaf to cover chicken, then wrap it around the back of the parcel, from left to right, and tuck it through the loop, adjust and shape parcel into a 2 pointed triangular shape.
4. Pour the oil into happycall heated pan, place the parcel into it and cover the pan. Let it cooked for 3-4 mins until the exposed parts of chicken turned golden brown. Flip the pan and let it cook for another 3-4 mins. or until the exposed parts of chicken turned golden brown.