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Chicken laksa

A warming noodle soup for one.
Bowl of chicken laksaBen Dearnley

Laksa is a spicy noodle dish popular in Southeast Asia, and this speedy soup is perfect for a warming meal for one.

To use up the laksa paste and coconut milk for another meal, change up the proteins by using prawns, firm white fish or tofu in place of the chicken.

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1.Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook chicken, for 3 minutes or until golden. Remove from pan.
2.Cook paste in same pan, stirring, for 2 minutes or until fragrant. Return chicken to pan then add stock and coconut milk; bring to the boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked. Season to taste.
3.Meanwhile, place noodles in a small heatproof bowl, cover with boiling water; stand until noodles are tender. Drain.
4.Add noodles to a warmed soup bowl; ladle over hot laksa. Serve topped with coriander.

If you like it extra spicy, serve with finely sliced green or red chilli. Depending on the brand of laksa paste, you can taste and adjust the flavour balance with a splash of fish sauce, a pinch of brown sugar and a squeeze of lime juice.


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