Thai Chicken Pandan Recipe

January 11, 2009
(Last Updated On: January 16, 2017)

How to cook Chicken Pandan

Thai Chicken Pandan Recipe is a popular chicken dish in Bangkok.  Pandan leaf keeps the juices of the chicken inside, so you get very soft & juicy fried chicken.  This is an excellent dish to make for a party or any other gatherings.

The flavor of pandan should be noticeable in the fried chicken.  If you used fresh leaves, you won’t have this problem.

There are many different ways of folding these packets. The way shown leaves a bit of chicken exposed, so that you get a bit of crispiness.  You are welcome to experiment!

Chicken Pandan Recipe

Chicken Pandan Ingredients by Pinoy Recipe dot net:

  • 1/2 kilo chicken drumsticks, deboned and skinned
  • 1 large pandan leaf, for wrapping
  • Canola oil (for deep frying)


  • 3 shallots
  • 2 cm knob young ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, sliced
  • 3 dried chilies, soaked till soft


  • 2 teaspoons light soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • 1⁄2 cup thick coconut milk

Chicken Pandan Cooking Procedure:

  • Cut chicken meat into 7cm x 2.5cm thick slices.
  • Combine ground ingredients with the seasoning ingredients and marinate the chicken pieces with it.
  • Leave to stand for two to three hours.
  • Add coconut milk and mix well to blend.
  • Wrap two pieces of chicken with a pandan leaf.
  • Secure with a toothpick.
  • Deep-fry pandan-wrapped chicken in hot oil until chicken is cooked through.
  • Serve immediately.

Chicken Pandan Recipe



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