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Lemongrass Chicken (Ga Xao Sa Ot)

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Category: Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • Stephen Ceideburg
  • 2 lb Chicken parts
  • 2 Stalks lemongrass
  • 2 tb Fish sauce
  • 1 ts Sugar
  • 1/2 ts Kosher salt
  • 1/4 ts Freshly ground pepper
  • 3 Green onions, cut into
  • -1-inch pieces
  • 1 tb Minced garlic
  • Oil, for stir frying
  • 2 Fresh red chiles, seeded and
  • -julienned
  • 1 Handful fresh basil or mint
  • -leaves or a combination
  • -(optional)


1. Chop chicken with a cleaver into braising pieces about 1 inch thick.
Remove tops and tough outer leaves of lemongrass and slice tender hearts as
thin as possible. In a bowl combine chicken, lemongrass, 1 tablespoon of
the fish sauce, sugar, salt, pepper, green onions, and garlic and toss to
season chicken evenly. Marinate 1/2 to 1 hour.

2. in a wok or skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chile, stir-fry
a few seconds, and add chicken mixture. Stir-fry until chicken shows no
trace of pink (about 10 minutes). Add a little water if necessary to
prevent scorching. When chicken is done sprinkle with remaining fish sauce,
toss with basil or mint if used, and transfer to serving platter. Serves 4
with other dishes.

Variation: Use 1 pound boneless chicken, cut into 1/4-inch cubes, and cook
over high heat (about 2 or 3 minutes).

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