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Vietnamese Stir Fried Chicken with Lemon Grass















Trans-fat Free, Low Carb


1 stick lemongrass
or two tablespoons dried
2 pounds chicken pieces
cut into small pieces
1 cloves garlic
1 0.5-inch cube ginger
1 tablespoon sugar
1 ½ tablespoons tomato paste
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon turmeric
Stir fry
2 cloves garlic
peeled and minced
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon fish sauce
or salt to taste
4-8 tablespoons chicken broth
3 ½ ounces 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 inches.

Discard the strawlike top.

If you are using dried lemon grass, soak it in 4 tablepoons 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, chili powder and turmeric to the chicken.

Mix, cover and set aside for 1 to 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 to 6 minutes or until the chicken browns a little.

Add the fish sauce and either the lemon grass soaking liquid or 4 tablespoons stock.

Stir once and cover.

Cook on a high heat for 5 mins.

Lift the lid and stir, adding another 4 tablespoons 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 inch 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 oil and serve.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 284g (10.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 66655% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g 63%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 200mg 67%
Sodium 781mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Sugars g
Protein 127g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 5% Iron 18%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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