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Lemongrass chicken

Recipe from Just Cooking in association with Fresh Living


Just Cooking

BBC Lifestyle


• 500g chicken breast fillets/thigh chunks
• Juice of 1 lime
• 2 tbsp (30ml) fish sauce, plus extra
• 2 tbsp (30ml) peanut oil
• 4 lemongrass stalks
• 2 Thai chillies, finely chopped
• 4-5 kaffir lime leaves, crumbled
• 1 shallot, finely diced
• 4 cloves garlic, sliced
• 4 spring onion, chopped
• 1 tsp (5ml) sugar
• ½ can (200ml) coconut milk
• Fresh coriander

Preparation method

  1. Marinate chicken in lime juice and fish sauce while you prepare the other ingredients.
  2. Bash the ends of the lemongrass with a meat cleaver to bruise, and then finely chop.
  3. Heat oil in a large wok and add lemongrass, chillies, lime leaves, shallot and garlic. Stir-fry for a couple of minutes.
  4. Add chicken, and stir-fry until browned.
  5. Add coconut milk, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in sugar and adjust seasoning – add fish sauce and more lime juice, to taste.
  7. Serve on jasmine rice with lots of fresh coriander.