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Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken

All the ingredients for this weeknight stir-fry are incredibly simple, but when added to the wok, pure magic happens. The result? A bowl of sticky, savoury, caramelised chicken goodness. Fragrant and fabulous… give it a go!

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Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken

PREP TIME
15 minutes
COOK TIME
20 minutes
SERVES
4
Ingredients

500g (1 lb) chicken thigh fillets, cut into roughly 3cm (1.2 inch) cubes

4 tbsp fish sauce

1 tbsp white sugar

½ tsp cornflour (cornstarch)

1 lemongrass stalk, bruised and white part finely chopped

2 tbsp vegetable oil

5 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 long red chilli, finely chopped

1 small onion, sliced

1 cup coconut water

steamed rice, to serve

¼ cup roughly chopped coriander (cilantro), to serve (optional)

Steps
  • Step 1

    Combine the chicken, fish sauce, sugar, cornflour and half the lemongrass in a large bowl.  Leave to marinate for 10 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Heat 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil in wok over high heat. Add remaining lemongrass, garlic, chilli and onion and stir-fry for a minute. Push all the ingredients to the side to make a space for the chicken. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil and then add the chicken. Spread the chicken out and allow to cook for 2-3 minutes or until starting to brown. Then stir-fry and toss everything together. Add the coconut water and simmer for 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened slightly.

  • Step 3

    Serve the chicken with steamed rice and top with coriander leaves if using.

  • Notes
    Notes:

    – Looking for dinner inspo? Check out our chicken thigh recipes here!

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Lemongrass addicted

May 3, 2024

We’ve been thrilled with every recipe we’ve made of yours so I can’t wait to try this one!

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Anita K

Best recipe I've made of yours yet

November 6, 2023

This is easily the best recipe I’ve made of yours (which is especially special given I’m a Vietnamese who’s always wanted to make the dishes I loved growing up). The chicken is perfectly sweet from the coconut water and savory from the lemongrass and garlic. Can’t wait to eat this many more times. Thank you so much Marion!

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Khanh

Light and fragrant

April 24, 2023

Beautifully light fragrant combination of flavours. Very easy to follow recipe. Definitely a keeper.

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