Nasi Lemak with fried chicken wings


Nasi Lemak with fried chicken wings

By Sonia Sultana  ,   ,   , ,

February 13, 2016

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  • Prep: 1 hr
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • 1 hr

    45 mins

    1 hr 45 mins

  • Yields: 4 Servings


480 ml coconut milk

1 teaspoon ground turmeric

½ teaspoon chilli flakes

8 free-range chicken wings

2 shallots

2 pandan leaves

320 g long grain or jasmine rice

200 g plain flour

vegetable oil , for frying

1 cube of bread , for testing


80 g peanuts, skin on

2 tablespoons kin bilis (see tip)

4 hard-boiled eggs

½ cucumber

2 limes

2 tablespoons sambal


In a bowl, combine 80ml of the coconut milk with the turmeric and chilli flakes. Add the chicken wings and leave to marinate for 1 hour.

Peel and finely slice the shallots, and tie the pandan leaves into knots.

Wash and drain the rice, then pour the rest of the coconut milk into a large saucepan along with 100ml of water, and stir in the shallots, pandan leaves and a pinch of sea salt.

Bring to the boil over a medium heat, stirring often. Stir in the rice, then pop on the lid. Simmer over a low heat for 8 to 10 minutes, or until all the coconut milk has been absorbed. Take it off the heat, cover with a tea towel, replace the lid and leave for 10 minutes.

Heat a frying pan over a medium heat and toast the peanuts for a few minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl.

Add the ikan bilis to the pan and cook, stirring, for a few minutes, then transfer to another serving bowl.

To prepare the chicken wings, scatter the flour on a plate, season, then roll the chicken in it to coat. Heat enough oil in a large pan to deep fry, until the cube of bread dropped in, turns brown in 10 seconds. Fry the chicken in batches, until golden, about 10 minutes, then drain on kitchen paper.

Meanwhile, prep the rest of your accompaniments: quarter the eggs, thinly slice the cucumber, halve the limes and place the sambal in a bowl.

Serve the chicken with the rice and the accompaniments.

Ikan bilis are dried anchovies – packed with flavour, they should be cooked before eating.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1
Total Fat55.6g
Saturated Fat11.1g
Total Carbohydrates112.4g

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