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September 25th, 2012 10 Comments

Lemongrass Cilantro Chicken

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Lemongrass Cilantro Chicken Recipe

Adapted from: Food & Wine 2012
Serves 4 | Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes


4 boneless chicken breast halves with skin


2 stalks lemongrass, white part only, cut into 1-inch pieces, pounded and bruised
1 cup packed chopped cilantro
4 large shallots, coarsely chopped
8 tablespoons (~120ml) vegetable oil

Honey Dipping Sauce:

5 tablespoons (~75ml) water
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons honey
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 tablespoon fish sauce

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 cup small mint leaves for garnishing
1 lime, sliced for garnishing


Combine the ingredients for the Marinade in a shallow dish. Transfer the chicken into the dish and coat well with the Marinade. Cover the dish and marinate overnight.

Prepare the Honey Dipping Sauce by combining the water, sugar and honey in a small saucepan and heat it over medium heat. Stir until sugar dissolved. Pour the mixture into a bowl and add the crushed red pepper. Let it cool to room temperature before adding the white vinegar and fish sauce. Add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Refrigerate until use.

To grill the chicken, scrape the marinade off the chicken breast. Season the chicken with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Grill the chicken with skin side down for about 3-4 minutes, until the skin is lightly burned and crisp. Reduce the heat or move the chicken to another part of the grill with lower heat. Let it cook for another 2 minutes. Turn the chicken over and cook until desire tenderness, about 4-5 minutes.

Let it rest for 3-5 minutes before slicing the chicken. Serve with warm steamed rice.

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10 comments... read them below or add one

  1. I love this mix of flavors! I don’t have much experience with Laotian cuisine but judging from this I’m sure I would enjoy it!

  2. Hhhmmm, lovely recipe, but just try to get fresh banana leaf in a small village in rural UK…

  3. Hhhmmm, lovely recipe, but just try to get fresh banana leaf in a small village in rural UK…

  4. Wow this looks amazing and real easy….will definitely be trying it!

  5. yasmeen says:

    thanks for the recepe

  6. I love all the flavors in this recipe so I’ll definitely be making it!

  7. Jayne says:

    Whoa, I made pretty much the same thing recently without realising it was a Laotian dish!

  8. Easy and delicious recipe! Love the flavors of lemongrass and cilantro!

  9. i’ve tried some of your dishes and all turned out great…love lemongrass and cilantro so can’t wait to try this! thanks for sharing!

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