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Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken


  • Author: Seonkyoung Longest
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x

Description

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Ingredients

  • 4 Chicken thighs, boneless, skin on (Approximately 1 lb.)
  • 1/2 Stalk of lemongrass (using only bottom white part)
  • 4 Cloves garlic
  • 2 Thai chili
  • 1 Shallot
  • 2 Tbs. cooking oil

For the Sauce

  • 2 Tbs. Fish sauce
  • 2 Tbs. Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. Black pepper

To Serve with

  • Cilantro leaves
  • Warm cooked Jasmine rice
  • Cucumber slices

Instructions

  1. Cut chicken thighs in bite sizes and set aside.
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  2. Pill first and second layers of lemongrass as needed; thinly slice and very finely chop it. This step is very important for pleasant texture of lemongrass. Set aside.
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  3. Roughly chop garlic and chili and thinly slice shallot. Set aside.
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  4. In a small mixing bowl, add all sauce ingredients and whisk until sugar has dissolved. Set aside.
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  5. Heat a wok over high heat and add oil; swirl to coat. Add chicken, skin side down and cook for 5 minutes without touching. This way chicken skin will turn out nice golden brown and crispy. Turn it over and cook additional 1 to 2 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked. 

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  6. Turn off heat for now and remove excess oil from wok by scooping out with a spoon to another bowl. Leave only 2 Tbs. oil in wok to keep cooking with.
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  7. Turn your stove back to high heat and add lemongrass, garlic, chili and shallot into wok. Stir fry for 1 to 2 minutes or until all the vegetables are soften and you can smell beautiful aroma.
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  8. Add in sauce we made earlier and stir fry until sauce has thicken, chicken’s coated evenly with sauce, about 1 minute. Remove from heat.
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  9. Serve with warm cooked Jasmine rice, sliced cucumber, and some fresh cilantro.
    Enjoy!
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