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Chicken Wrapped in Pandan Leaves Recipe

Originally from Bangkok, chicken wrapped in pandan leaves is a popular starter in most Thai restaurants around the world. The pandan leaves give a vibrant aroma, as well as keep the fried chicken juicy and moist inside.

This authentic Thai recipe is sure to be a hit with your dinner guests as they taste as good as they look. Usually the pandan leaf is used to make desserts in Thailand, however, here its fragrant smell, combined with the bite-sized fried chicken inside it, makes an ideal party hors-d'oeuvre.

Pandan leaves are also used as a natural food colouring agent as well as a fragrant food flavouring, such as pandan essence. The pandan plant is found growing all over Southeast Asia and is commonly used to flavour Jasmine rice.

For those who have never eaten this before, you may be wondering if the pandan leaves are actually meant to be eaten or not? The simple answer is no, as these wiry leaves will certainly not add anything to your palette and are more of a casing for this popular Thai chicken dish.

You can order everything you need to make this authentic Thai dish at home with our 1-click recipe page!

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