Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken Recipe

Lemongrass Chicken Recipe. Simply the most aromatic and delicious Asian chicken dish ever. So easy to make and no-fuss.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Vietnamese
Keyword Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken
Servings 4 people
Calories 347 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast/thigh, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 stalks fresh lemongrass, tender inner white bulbs only, minced
  • 1 large shallot, thinly sliced
  • 3 chilies, seeded and minced
  • 1 scallion for garnishing

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine the fish sauce, garlic, curry powder, salt, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of the sugar. Add the chicken meat to coat.

  2. In a small skillet, mix the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar with 1 tablespoon of the water and cook over high heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Cook without stirring until a deep amber caramel forms. Remove from the heat and stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons of water. Transfer to a bowl.

  3. Heat a wok over high heat. Add the oil and heat until shimmering. Add the lemongrass, shallot, and chilies and stir-fry until fragrant. Add the chicken and caramel and stir-fry until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce is slightly thickened. Transfer to a bowl and top with the scallion. Serve with steamed white rice.

Nutrition Facts
Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 people)
Calories 347 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 1201mg52%
Potassium 871mg25%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 415IU8%
Vitamin C 52.3mg63%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.