Chicken grilled with lime leaves

  • Preparation time: 40 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes

Lime leaves, or kaffir leaves, are popular in most chicken dishes in Vietnam, including the boiled and grilled ones.

Chicken grilled with lime leaves Photo: @ngovuhailinh

Detailed Instructions


  • 1 chicken
  • 1 Tbsp shredded lemon leaves
  • 1 Tsp of salt
  • 1 Tsp of spice
  • ½ Tsp of five spice seasoning
  • 1 Tsp of grinded garlic
  • 1 Tbsp of honey
  • 1 Tsp of lemon mash liquor
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 Red pepper
  • 2 Tbsp shredded knotgrass


  1. Wash clean the chicken, then mix with salt, spice, five spice seasoning and shredded lemon leaves for 30 minutes
  2. Apply honey and lemon mash liquor onto the chicken’s skin
  3. Grill at 200 Celsius degree until the skin turns into yellow
  4. Chop the chicken into pieces, pour into the dish and dust with shredded lemon leaves

Serving suggestion: serve this dish with spice, pepper and lemon sauce

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