Intriguing lemongrass and chili chicken

Published:  17:57 Wednesday - June 05, 2013

Intriguing lemongrass and chili chicken

Lemongrass chili chicken is a familiar dish in Vietnam cuisine with tender chicken meat pieces and the intriguing flavor of chili and lemongrass. This is a really great choice for your family's meals

To make this delicious dish, you have to prepare following ingredients:


500g chicken
2 tbsp minced lemongrass
2 tbsp minced garlic

3 tbsp fish sauce
1½ tbsp sugar
1-2 tsp diced red chili
½ tsp salt 
1 medium onion, cut into wedges
1 tbsp vegetable oil 
chili flakes or corriander to garnish

How to make?

Mixing  the followings for the marinade
1 tbsp minced lemongrass
1 tbsp minced garlic
3 tbsp fish sauce
1½ tbsp sugar
1-2 tsp diced red chili
½ tsp salt (if to be served with rice)-

-Add in chicken and mix well. Let marinate for at least 1 hour or overnight in the fridge.

-In a large pan on high heat, add 1 tbsp vegetable oil and 1 tbsp minced lemongrass and 1 tbsp minced garlic and fry until fragrant. Then add in the marinated chicken and stir well until the chicken is no longer pink.

- Cover the lid and cook under medium heat for 5-10 mins depending on chicken type and size. - Open the lid and stir for another 2-3 minutes.

- Add in onion wedges and stir for another 1-2 minutes until onion turns quite translucent.

- Transfer to a plate, garnish with more chili flakes or corriander.

- Served with hot steamed rice.(or with beer as drinking food)

Compiled by Nguyen Hao

We appreciate your comments. Should you have any feedback or thoughts on how to improve VIETNAMTOURISM.ORG.VN , please contact us at:
Việt nam tourism Chuyên cung cấp website du lịch và dich vụ tour du lịch VIETNAMTOURISM.ORG.VN Xếp hạng 9.5/10 4999 Bình chọn