Baked Laksa Chicken
Rich, fragrant and flavourful! This Asian inspired recipe brings you the classic Laska flavour in the oven baked chicken. This Baked Laksa Chicken brings the familiar taste of local favourites to your dining table. Inspired by the Peranakan dish Laksa, a street food dish that is popular in Malaysia and Singapore.
Servings Prep Time
4 to 5pax 8 hours
Cook Time
1hour 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 to 5pax 8 hours
Cook Time
1hour 15 minutes
  • 6whole chicken legs
Laksa paste
  • 70g red chillibig-size
  • 10pcs dried red chilli
  • 6pcs candlenuts
  • 50g dried shrimps
  • 110g shallotspeeled
  • 25g garlicpeeled
  • 20g old gingerpeeled and diced
  • 10g turmeric rootpeeled and diced
  • 10g galangalsliced
  • 4stalks lemongrass
  • 1tbsp brown sugar
  • 1tsp salt
  • 8tbsp olive oil
  • 200g coconut milkfresh
Pineapple Topping
  • 1can pineapple fruit syrupcontains about 12 -15 pcs
  • 75g pineapple syrup
  • 1 large red onioncut into quarters
  • red chilliesjulienne
  • spring onions
Step 1: Blend the laksa paste
  1. Place all the ingredients and 2 tbsp of olive oil into the blender. Blend till the paste has a smooth consistency.
Step 2: Cook the laksa paste
  1. In a heated frying wok, add the remaining olive oil and paste. Fry on low heat for about 10 mins, till it’s fragrant and oil is released from the paste. Season with salt and sugar, as desired. Remove wok from stove, leave aside to cool.
  2. Once it has cooled down, drain out the excess oil. Use only the paste to marinate.
  3. Add coconut milk into the chilli paste, mix evenly. Scoop 4 tbsp and set aside to cook the chilli gravy as the final step.
Step 3: Prepare the chicken leg
  1. Gently separate the skin away from the chicken leg and use a knife to make a small incision in the meat.
  2. Rub the mixture onto the chicken and make sure it goes under the chicken skin. Add in the pandan leaf and give it a good mix. Seal the container and place it in a chiller. Marinate for at least 8 hours.
Step 4: 8 hours later, roast the chicken
  1. Preheat the oven at 165OC for 20 mins.
  2. Place the chicken in the oven, middle tray with top-down heat, and bake for 45mins - 1 hr 15mins, till the chicken is cooked through. To test whether the chicken is cooked through, use a toothpick and pierce into the middle of the chicken leg. If you can pierce through and remove the toothpick smoothly, it means that the chicken is cooked.
Step 5: Prepare the pineapple sauce
  1. In a heated pan with 1 tbsp oil, saute the onions for 1 min. The onion should remain crunchy.
  2. Add in pineapple cubes, remaining laksa paste and pineapple syrup.
  3. Bring it to a quick boil and reduce heat. Cook for 1 – 2 minutes and turn off the fire.
Step 6: Assemble and serve
  1. Remove the chicken from the oven. Remove the pandan leaves.
  2. Pour the pineapple onion sauce over the chicken and garnish with chilli and spring onion.