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How to make authentic chicken laksa at home: A step-by-step guide

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nourishing chicken laksa

Nothing is more satisfying then a bowl of genuine chicken laksa! Follow my detailed recipe that incorporates fresh spices and herbs to craft a deliciously rich broth that is both fulfilling and nourishing for the body and soul. This dish is ideal for those seeking a hearty, flavorful meal that is also quick to prepare. (I guarantee it)

Adding beautiful spices to this dish is something I enjoy doing quickly with the help of a powerful blender! I believe this step to make your laksa paste would typically take the most time during preparation, but all you really need are some fresh vegetables, and the stock you prepared earlier and your good to go onto the next stage.

Don't stress if you're short on time to make a spice paste, as you can still achieve the same flavorful results by using ground spices instead.

Winter brings a lot of happiness to my kitchen, as I enjoy the various flavors and slow-cooked dishes that can be prepared. What I love the most are the amazing homemade soup recipes, which would typically cost around $30 per person at a restaurant. This dish can feed 4-5 people and comes at a much lower cost.

I frequently visit the Adelaide Farmers Market to buy seasonal produce and any items I couldn't find there, I buy from the nearby market on Henley Beach Road. I enjoy backing local businesses, especially in the food industry, as it gives me confidence in the sourcing of the products and the farming practices used. But you can visit your nearby Asian grocery store to find a variety of fresh spices, herbs, and vegetables for the ingredients. I enjoy including vegetables like Bok Choy, Asian broccoli or broccolini, mushrooms, bean shoots and snow peas in my laksa. However, the great thing about this dish is that there are no strict rules on what you can add!

Here is the authentic recipe ~ May you feel nourished just like we do!

Easy nourishing laksa for the soul

Serves 4

For the laksa paste:

2 shallots (or 1 large red onion)

50g fresh ginger

30g fresh tumeric

1 red chillli (optional) i leave out because of the kids.

2 spring onions

1 lemongrass (white part only)

3 cloves garlic

handful fresh coriander

2-3 kaffir lime leaves

2 tbsp organic olive oil


  1. After roughly chopping your spices and herbs, put them into your preferred blender (I prefer using my thermomix).

  2. Include a splash of the chicken stock and olive oil you've prepared, then blend until smooth.

  3. Keep in mind that you may need to add more liquid if the mixture is still a bit chunky.

  4. Once you are satisfied with the consistency, set it aside and begin preparing the other components.

For the laksa ingredients

1 Litre of meatstock

1 Bunch of bok choy

200g Mushrooms sliced

1 Tin coconut cream

Celtic salt to taste

Rice noodles 200g cooked and set aside for assembling

1 tbsp organic olive oil

I use 2 cups of cooked chicken from the stock I prepare, which is a time-saving tip.

To Serve

Thai basil to serve

Fresh coriander choppped to serve ontop

2 lemons sliced into wedges

Chilli oil (optional)


  1. Start by placing your saucepan on medium-low heat and adding olive oil. Then, incorporate the curry paste you made earlier and cook for 2-3 minutes.

  2. Next, add the stock, vegetables, and coconut cream to the saucepan. Cover with a lid and let it simmer before reducing the heat. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes.

  3. Give it a good mix before adding in your cooked chicken for a few minutes, check for seasoning.

  4. Place your cooked noodles in a bowl then add in your laksa broth with vegetables. Top with fresh coriander, Thai basil leaves, a lemon wedge and your choice of chilli oil or chilli flakes.


  1. You can change this recipe up and make it vegetarian, add some cooked tofu for extra protein.

  2. If you are not using fresh ingredients for the paste, you can substitute with a good store bought one just be sure to check the ingredients.

  3. Can use chicken drumsticks when making your chicken stock.

Enjoy :)

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