Chicken Laksa with Carrot Noodles (20-minute recipe)

Healthy laksa recipe

Want a healthy laksa recipe that is ready in 20 minutes? Yes, please!

I used carrot noodles instead of vermicelli, not because I think they are unhealthy (they're not) but because carrots are so good for you. An additional dose of vitamin C from the carrots is good for your immunity, energy, and healthy eyes. It's also another food to eat for clear, healthy skin.

You can use vermicelli noodles if you want!

If you want to use carrot noodles, you'll need a spiralizer (or buy the carrots already spiralized). Spiralizers start at about $10 and you can buy online here or from most homewares places. 

This recipe is naturally paleo, dairy-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, nut-free, parev, etc... if you need those things. Skip the chicken and use veggie stock and it'll be vegan and vegetarian too - perfect for meatless Monday. 

Freeze the leftover lemongrass, ginger and kefir lime leaves until you need it again. You can also freeze any coconut milk you don't use. 

Add your own spin to the recipe: serve with crushed peanuts, coriander/cilantro, top with bean sprouts or throw in other veggies like zucchini, broccolini or capsicum/peppers. 

Big love,

Lyndi xx

Healthy vegan Laksa Recipe with Carrot 'Noodles'
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Chicken Laksa with Carrot Noodles (20-minutes)
Perfect for cold weather. Freeze any leftover lemongrass, ginger or kefir lime leaves.
  • 1 brown onion
  • 1-2 red chillis
  • 1-2cm (1inch) piece ginger
  • 1 stick lemongrass
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 400g chicken strips
  • 1.5L chicken or vegetable stock
  • 270ml (9oz) coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp red curry paste
  • 2 kefir lime leaves
  • 250g mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 large carrots, spiralized
  • 2 bunches bok choy, end cut off, leaves seperated
  • Lime to serve, optional
1. Blend onion, chillis, lemongrass and ginger in food processor until chopped.2. Heat oil in a large saucepan. Add blended mix and brown for 2 minutes. Add chicken and curry paste. Cook for 3 minutes. 3. Add stock, water, kefir lime leaves and coconut milk. Bring to the boil and cook for 5 min. 4. Add carrot noodles, bok choy and mushrooms. Cook for 5 mins. Serve with fresh limes.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4-6 serves