I made this Chicken and Vegetable Laksa for dinner the other night and it was a winner - it was quick and easy and delicious so it's been added to my menu plan rotation as a tasty mid week dinner.
With the added vegetables it's a hearty and filling meal in one and you can always add more spice and chilli if you want to warm up your belly on a cold night in!
Chicken + Vegetable Laksa
Half a bbq chicken, shredded
2-3 tbs of laksa paste (or more if you like it hot!)
Red onion, sliced
2 cups of chicken stock
1 can of coconut milk
1 tbs palm sugar, grated
1 tbs fish sauce
2 tbs lime juice
200g dried vermicelli rice noodles
Cup of mixed vegetables (I used green beans and chopped cauliflower, broccoli and carrot)
2 cups of bean sprouts
1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves
3 spring onions, finely sliced
1. Heat oil in large saucepan. Add laksa paste and cook stirring for a few minutes until fragrant. Add onion and cook for a few minutes. Stir in stock and bring to the boil.
2. Cook noodles in boiling water, drain, rinse and keep warm.
3. Add to the stock mixture the coconut milk, chicken and vegetables. Stir in sugar, fish sauce and lime juice. Reduce heat to low and stir occasionally until mixture is heated through (do not let boil) and the vegetables are cooked.
4. When ready to serve divide the cooked noodles amongst soup bowls, ladle the soup over the noodles, top with a generous amount of bean sprouts, spring onions and fresh coriander.
I can't get enough of soup during winter and it's nice to find a spicy variation to traditional soup recipes.
What's your favourite belly warming soup?
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