Low-Cal Chicken & Broccolini Laksa

Nutrition // Georgina Moore // 28 August 2015

Chicken & Broccolini Laksa

Serves: 2

Cals per serve: 305

Prep time: 20mins

Cooking time: 10mins


1g 0live oil spray
1 tablespoon laksa paste
2 cups chicken stock
1 can light coconut flavoured evaporated milk
200g raw, lean chicken breast, thinly sliced
1 bunch broccolini
120g bean shoot
1/4 bunch mint
1/4 bunch fresh coriander
1 medium lime, cut into wedges to serve


1. Spray the base of a large saucepan with olive oil and heat over medium heat. Add the laksa paste and cook, stirring, for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant.
2. Add the chicken stock and coconut flavoured milk and stir to combine. Bring to a very gentle simmer over medium heat. Add the chicken and broccolini stems (cut any thicker stems in half lengthways). Cook for 5 minutes, add the broccolini florets in the last 2 minutes and simmer until the chicken is cooked through and the broccolini is tender.
3. Divide the laksa mixture between the bowls. Top with the bean sprouts, mint and coriander. Serve with the lime cheeks.

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Meet the Author, Georgina Moore

Dietitian with over ten years of experience in hospitals and private practice, Georgie is a self-confessed fruit and vegie queen with a soft spot for pumpkin. Swapping doughnuts for apples as a child, she is your ultimate shopping list and nutrition planner, keeping your meals in check and your pantry clean. Running marathons in her spare time, she winds down drinking plenty of tea. Read author's full story here


  1. Michelle Reply

    Well, that’s definitely becoming my treat meal for the week!

  2. Diane aka "The Curvy Goddess" Reply

    Sounds awesome and tasty. And no yucky grainy carbs. Since I’ve taken grains out of my diet and consumed more veggies and fruits for my carbs I’ve dropped like nothing else. Plus my hunger has seemed to be in control. First time ever!

    1. Marinela Reply

      I love broccolini!! This penne dish sduons so delicious. Good for you for trying something new. Way to branch out! And you were totally rewarded with this fabulous looking meal 🙂

  3. Jill driscoll Reply

    Why do you use the evaporated milk as It’s got more calories than the light coconut milk?

    1. Heather Reply

      Evaporated milk has less saturated fat (the bad stuff that helps cause heart disease). Yes we are about calorie control, but we want to do it in a healthy way!

  4. Beth Preston Reply

    What’s a good substitute for coriander?

  5. Odette Reply

    Hi there, I was wondering what I could use instead of the evaporated milk as I am lactose intolerant…

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