Lemongrass Chicken with Chilis

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes

Lemongrass is a favorite herb of most Southeast Asian countries, including Vietnam. Lemongrass chicken is a popular Vietnamese dish- full of life and spice. It is best served with steamed rice.

Lemongrass Chicken with Chilis Photo: @mygiasfooddiary

Detailed Instructions


  • 1 pound cubed chicken breast or wings
  • 3 stalks of lemongrass, finely minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp of brownsugar
  • 2 red hot chilis, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, combine the prepared chicken with the minced lemongrass, sugar and 1 tablespoon of fish sauce. Set aside for 1 hour to marinate.
  2. In a saucepan, heat 3 tablespoons of oil over medium high flame. Add garlic and stir fry over medium heat until it has a light yellow color. Add the red bell pepper pieces and continue stir frying for about 3 minutes.
  3. As the saucepan sizzles, add chicken and lemongrass, stir fry evenly until the chicken is cooked, in about 4 minutes over medium heat.
  4. Add the remaining fish sauce, ¼ cup of water, chopped chilis and brown sugar- simmer the mixture for 2 minutes. Add salt and pepper as desired.
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