Lemongrass Chicken


It’s been awhile since I stepped into the kitchen. On request today for Tom Yum soup, I thought would be great to also whip up Lemongrass Chicken with steam rice.

I love the smell of lemongrass, Kaffer leaves, galangal….you get the drift…😉

Alright! Let’s start cooking!

2 tablespoons fish sauce

3 garlic cloves, 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

4 fresh lemongrass stalks, tender inner white bulbs only, minced

1 large shallot, thinly sliced

3 chilies, seeded and minced

1 scallion for garnishing

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 marinate. Put aside

2. In a small skillet, mix 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. Pour it out 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.

4. 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.


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