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Vietnamese Stir Fried Chicken with Lemon Grass

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Category: Main Dish, Vietnamese, Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • ------------------------------FOR THE MARINADE------------------------------
  • 1 Stick fresh or 2tb dried
  • Slices lemon grass
  • 2 lb Chicken pieces, cut into
  • Small pieces
  • 1 Garlic clove, large
  • 0.5" cube fresh ginger
  • 1 tb Sugar
  • 1 1/2 tb Tomato paste
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/4 ts Chilli powder
  • 1/4 ts Ground turmuric


2 Cloves garlic
3 tb Vegetable oil
1 tb Fish sauce OR salt to taste
4-8 tb chicken stock
3 1/2 oz Onions

First prepare the marinade. If you are using fresh lemon grass, cut it
crossways into very thin slices, starting at the bulbous bottom end and
going up around 6". Discard the strawlike top. If you are using dried lemon
grass, soak it in 4 tb of hot water for an hour. Put the chicken pieces in
a bowl, add the fresh lemon grass or the drained soaked dried lemon grass
(save the soaking liquid). Peel and crush the large garlic clove, peel the
ginger and grate it finely. Add the garlic, ginger, sugar, tomato paste,
salt, chilli powder and turmeric to the chicken. Mix, cover and set aside
for 1-24 hours, refrigerating if necessary. Peel and finely chop the two
garlic cloves. Put the oil in a wok or large, lidded frying pan and set
over a high heat. When it is hot, put in the garlic. Stir and fry for 30
secs or until the garlic is golden. Add the chicken along with its
marinade. Stir and fry for 5-6 mins or until the chicken browns a little.
Add the fish sauce and either the lemon grass soaking liquid or 4 tb stock.
Stir once and cover. Cook on a high heat for 5 mins. Lift the lid and stir,
adding another 4 tb of stock. Cover, turn the heat to low and cook for
another 5 mins. While the chicken cooks, peel the onions and cut them into
0.75" dice. Separate the onion layers within the diced pieces. Turn the
heat under the chicken to high, remove the wok lid, add the onion and fry
for 1 minute. Lift the chicken out its oiul and serve.

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