Lemongrass chicken

Posted: November 29, 2012 in Chicken, Stir-fry
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The perfect way to unwind

This recipe is super fast and super delicious. I have made it a few times now. It is perfect for a Friday night meal and quicker to prepare than the time it takes to order and pickup takeaway. We rarely have takeaway these days. But if we do its generally either Thai or fish and chips. Try this flavoursome fresh Vietnamese dish tomorrow night with a nice glass of white wine.

Lemon grass chicken

Fiery chilli and fragrant lemon grass combine in this classic Vietnamese chicken stir-fry. Steamed jasmine rice is the ideal accompaniment to the sweet and salty flavours.

Preparation Time
10 minutes

Cooking Time
10 minutes

Recipe By: Australian Good Taste Sept 2007, pg 121
Serving Size: 4
Cuisine: Asian
Main Ingredient: Lemon grass
Categories: Stir Fry, Spicy

-= Ingredients =-
1 tbs peanut oil
600 g single chicken breast fillets ; thinly sliced
1 each long fresh red chilli ; thinly sliced diagonally
2 each stems lemon grass ; pale section only, finely chopped
2 tbs fish sauce
1 tbs caster sugar
3 each shallots, ends trimmed ; thinly sliced diagonally
55 g peanuts ; (1/3 cup) roasted salted peanuts, coarsely chopped
Steamed ; rice

-= Instructions =-
Heat the oil in a wok over high heat until just smoking. Add one-third of the chicken and stir-fry for 2 minutes or until browned. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the chicken to a large plate. Repeat, in 2 more batches, with the remaining chicken, reheating the wok between batches.

Add the chilli and lemon grass to the wok and stir-fry for 1 minute or until aromatic.

Add the chicken, fish sauce, sugar and half the shallot to the wok and stir-fry for 1 minute or until the chicken is heated through. Divide the chicken mixture among serving plates. Scatter the peanuts and remaining shallot over the chicken. Serve with steamed rice.

  1. Sarah says:

    That looks great! I’ll try that out next week 🙂

  2. Oh it is! Let me know if you like it as much as we do 🙂

  3. Heather says:

    My chief taste tester really enjoyed this and so did I !

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