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Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken

Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken


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  • 500 g whole chicken legs (approx. 2 whole chicken legs), with skin and bone, cut in pieces (4-5 cm)
  • 10 g fish sauce
  • 15 g garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 20 g cooking oil
  • 2 stalks fresh lemongrass, white part only, cut in pieces
  • 50 g shallots (approx. 1 shallot)
  • ½ fresh red chilli, deseeded, chopped, to garnish (not supplied)


  1. Place a bowl on mixing bowl lid, weigh in chicken, fish sauce and garlic cloves. Add curry powder, salt, sugar and dark soy sauce and mix. Marinate for 30 minutes in a cool place or in refrigerator.
  2. Place cooking oil, lemongrass and shallots in mixing bowl, chop 6 sec/speed 6. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula.
  3. Sauté 8 min/120°C/speed .
  4. Add reserved marinated chicken and marinade, stir fry 13 min/120°C//speed . Garnish with chopped red chilli. Serve hot.

Hints & Tips

  • Serve hot with steamed rice.
  • Patting dry the chicken before marinating helps to make the dish less watery.
  • If you use kampung chicken, increase cooking time to 14 minutes in step 4.