Chicken in Pandan Leaves Recipe

chicken pandan

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4 to 6

*500 grams boneless chicken breasts, cut into 2×2-inch cubes
*screwpine or pandan leaves (to wrap chicken cubes)
*corn oil, for frying

For the marinade:
*1 1/2 tablespoons oyster sauce
*1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
*1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
*1/4 teaspoon pepper
*2 teaspoons sesame seeds

For the sesame sauce:
*3/4 cup warm water
*1/4 cup brown sugar
*1/4 cup tamarind paste
*1 tablespoon fish sauce
*1 tablespoon oyster sauce
*1 tablespoon sesame oil
*1 teaspoon sesame seeds

1. In a bowl, combine ingredients for the marinade. Add chicken cubes and marinate for at least 20 minutes or overnight.

2. Wrap the marinated chicken in pandan leaves. Deep-fry in medium hot oil until golden brown.

3. To make sesame sauce: Pour warm water over tamarind paste and let it sit. After 5 minutes, strain the juice and place in a saucepan with the rest of the ingredients. Simmer for 10 minutes. Serve on the side.

Frying tip: Wash and wipe the leaves dry to prevent chicken from splattering when frying.


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