How to make Pandan Chicken (Ayam Panggang Daun Pandan)

Pandan Chicken

Grilled chicken wrapped in pandan leaves. Marinated chicken soaks up the pandan fragrance as it cooks slowly over the grill.

Recipe for Pandan Chicken


  • 1/2 chicken
  • 8-10 large screwpine leaves (pandan leaves)
  • 1/2 grated coconut to get 70-140 ml thick coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 cm galangal (lengkuas)
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp coriander powder (serbuk ketumbar)
  • 1/4 tsp fennel (jintan manis)
  • 1/2 tsp sugar or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp salt or to taste


  1. Pound galangal to get its juice.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together except chicken and pandan leaves.
  3. Cut chicken into 8-10 suitable-sized pieces.
  4. Marinate chicken with coconut milk mixture fir at least 1/2 an hour.
  5. Wash and wipe dry screwpine leaves (pandan leaves).
  6. Wrap each chicken with a screwpine leaf and staple the ends.
  7. Grill both sides of wrapped chicken for 15-20 mins till chicken is cooked.
  8. Remove screwpine leaves or serve chicken wrapped in them.


  • Deep fry wrapped chicken
  • Wrap chicken with grease proof papper and deep fry the packets.
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  1. Anonymous

    great appetizer! one of my family favourites!

  2. Anonymous

    this is originaly thai pandan chicken

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    Looks delicious, cant wait to try it!