Monday, March 28, 2011

Vietnamese Spicy Lemongrass Chicken 越式香茅鸡

Vietnamese Spicy Lemongrass Chicken

I like spicy foods, when I first see this recipe, i immediate bookmarked and keep it to cook list. But when I see Jane so quickly tried this recipe and strongly recommended by her, i cook straight away on the same day.

















This is the spicy lemongrass paste, and it could be stored in the fridge for up to 1 month. This morning I just use the balance lemongrass paste and saute with dried shrimps and serve with white meehoon, it was delicious !

Vietnamese Spicy Lemongrass Chicken



I cooked more gravy since we served this chicken with steamed white rice.

Vietnamese Spicy Lemongrass Chicken



Vietnamese Spicy Lemongrass Chicken 越式香茅鸡
(recipe source: adapted from Echo's kitchen)


Spicy lemongrass paste
5 Fresh Lemongrass(use only the white part)
25 Dried Red Chili(Reduce for lesser heat)
1 1/2 inch of ginger root (i replaced with blue ginger)
8 Cloves of garlic
1/2 cup of cooking oil (You can also use 1/3 cup for less oil version)

Method
Remove the outer part of lemongrass if it is dried or dirty, clean and slice the lemongrass, ground it together with all other ingredients mentioned into a paste.
It is OK if the paste is a little coarse

Spicy Lemongrass chicken

2 tbsp Spicy Lemongrass Paste
1-1.5 lb chicken pieces/chicken breast pieces(marinate with a pinch of black pepper powder and some salt)
1 tsp Meat Curry powder
1/2 onion, chopped (i use 1 big onion)
1 tbsp Soy sauce/Fish Sauce
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Sugar/Palm Sugar

Method
Heat up a cooking pan, and turn the heat to medium, and cook the chicken pieces WITHOUT oil, cover it if needed, until the grease started release. (BUTIf using skinless chicken/breast, you will need to add 1 tsp of oil or so to grease the pan).

When the grease released is visible, stir in the chopped onion, and cook for another minute, now add 1 tsp of Curry powder, stir well, and add 2 tbps of Spicy Lemongrass Paste, stir for another minute, add about 1/2 cup of water, salt, soy sauce/fish sauce and sugar.

Bring it to boil and when the liquid reduced to the thickness of your liking, its done!

For Chinese version of recipe 中文版-please refer here.

My note-the above is original recipe, anyway i have simplified it by using the homemade chili paste and mix with lemongrass and other ingredients, very quickly saute and spicy lemongrass paste is ready, save time and convenient.


Vietnamese Spicy Lemongrass Chicken



Happy Cooking !!

38 comments:

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) said...

This dish looks delicious! I can have 3 bowls of rice with it.

Angelic Heart~ said...

love your blog, simple yet comprehensive. this chicken look delicious! make me feel hungry....

Anncoo said...

I love this dish too, so mouthwatering and already bookmarked. Will cook it when I'm free :)

MaryMoh said...

Just the look of it I know it's very delicious. I need a big bowl of rice :D

Cuisine Paradise said...

Oh no!!!!! I can almost smell the lovely lemongrass fragrance.... and the look of it makes me so hungry now.

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

这个配饭真开胃:P

Min {Honest Vanilla} said...

Oh wow this looks so spicy and tantalizing! Love it ;) I can't remember the last time I made something so spicy in my kitchen! Gotta cut down on the chilis in my recipe :)

Somewhere in Singapore said...

So tempting!!!

Spoon and Chopsticks said...

Love the colour. Looks really delicious.

Honey boy said...

This dish has to be really good! Thanks for sharing.


Please check this out.

http://cosybake.blogspot.com/2011/03/my-first-ever-award.html

Thanks!

lena said...

sonia, i believe this dish is so aromatic with that lemongrass paste...looks so appetising!

daphne said...

aww that looks sooo good!! I would have never thought of using lemograss in a paste form! good choice!!

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Goodness! This chicken is perfect for my dinner soon...pls pass me some Sonia :)

Jane Chew said...

Well done! My 2nd tried was last sat n i also left more gravy as the 1st tried was too dry.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Look so delicious! Using lemongrass is such a superb idea since its so fragrant! Yummy, will try it out when I get a chance!

Jeannie said...

Wow! Looks spicy and delicious! Would be great with tumeric glutinous rice!

divya said...

Slurp...This looks so tempting....

Ah Tze said...

wow! This dish looks so delicious, I love the used of lemongrass in this dish.

Little Inbox said...

I can imagine how fragrant it is! :P

Jo said...

This looks really good and I too have to try this recipe soon. I agree with Ellie coz I can have 3 bowls of rice as well.

Joelyn~幸福の起点 said...

Looked very appetizing, looks good with white rice. . . . . .

susanyee said...

i think i ned 2 bowl of rice loh..haha

Echo's Kitchen said...

Bravo Sonia.. I am glad you like this creation.. it has became many of my friend and family's favourite too.. mum said its like a healthier version of curry rendang.

Never thought of this when I created the recipe for tha paste...

Swee San said...

wow I can smell the lemongrass and chili from here ...

busygran said...

This is certainly a mouth-watering dish! Just looking at it makes me drool!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Sure looks yummilicious!, excellent with rice.

Wen said...

Very delicious chicken dish! Going to bookmark this! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

看起來好好吃ㄛ~

Anonymous said...

台灣新鮮香茅不好買~乾的可以嗎?candy

Quay Po Cooks said...

Sonia, this looks very simple to make and definitely a dish that will please my Quaylo because you used two of his favorite ingredients which are chicken breast and lemon grass. He loves the fragrance and the flavor of lemon grass. When I make it, I will debone the chicken breast cos he does not like anything with bones unless it is rack of lamb or pork.

Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

Looks spicy and delicious! Need lots of rice to go with this dish.

noobcook said...

the lemongrass spiced paste looks really delicious and versatile, I have to bookmark this :)

angsarap said...

Wow that dish looks so delicious!

Mama Holli said...

OH YUM! I WANT TO EAT THIS FOR BREAKFAST!!! PLEASE!

My Little Space said...

I like this flavour alot! Simply amazing. Thank you for sharing it. Yeah, I think it goes well with mee siam or fried bihun too. Salivating already! haha....
Cheers, Kristy

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Candy, Thanks for stopping by. I think should be alright to use "dried lemongrass"..

pingitan said...

tq for sharing the recipe... when i read thru, i just know how delish it is...

To Food With Love said...

Just looking at this is making me salivate....I really need to make this! THanks for the recipe! :)

Blog Widget by LinkWithin