Laksa roast chicken

Laksa roast chicken

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  • 4 to 6
  • Easy
  • 20 minutes
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Woolworths Spier Private Collection Chenin Blanc

“Woolworths’ range of fresh pastes turn any dinner into a showstopper. The laksa paste is packed with fragrant ingredients that make this the ultimate umami bomb.”
– Keletso Motau


  • 2 T coconut oil
  • 2 T Woolworths fresh laksa paste
  • 1 T ginger, crushed
  • 2 sticks lemongrass, halved lengthways
  • 2 x 400 g cans coconut milk
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 3 T fish sauce
  • 1 Woolworths whole chicken with butter brine-based blend
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 x 250 g sachets Woolworths Heat and Eat coconut jasmine rice , warmed
  • 10 g fresh coriander
  • 50 g Woolworths crispy onion sprinkle
  • 25 g Woolworths red salad onions, thinly sliced
  • 50 g pomegranate rubies

Cooking Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. In a large pan, heat the coconut oil over a medium heat and sauté the laksa paste, ginger and lemongrass until fragrant.

2. Add the coconut milk, stock and fish sauce and bring to a simmer.

3. Season the chicken and place in a deep roasting tray. Pour in the coconut sauce, then place in the oven and bake for 1 hour, adding water to the sauce if it reduces too much.

4. Serve with coconut rice topped with onion sprinkle. Garnish with the coriander, salad onions and pomegranate rubies.

Cook's note: This recipe also works well with white fish such as kingklip or hake instead of chicken. Use 1 kg fish and reduce the cooking time to 20 minutes.

Find more chicken recipes here. 

Photographs: Myburgh Du Plessis 

Production: Keletso Motau 
Food assistants: Lerato Motau And Ivan Masiyazi

Keletso Motau Recipe by: Keletso Motau
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Keletso Motau is a TASTETube presenter and stylist who has worked with TASTE since 2017. He loves developing dessert recipes and his all-time favourite food is Lamb Curry. Follow him on Instagram: @keletso.motau.

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