♥...Vietnamese Spicy Lemongrass Chicken...♥

Bookmarked this straightaway when I saw it at Sonia's blog. Being a chickenlover, I too love it spicy! A dish which suited my taste 100%...oooh yumm...

Gonna try again with other parts of chicken and also fry them first next time. Something for a change...

I too sometimes make my own chilli paste, saute them longer in wok and store in refrigerator. The chilli paste used for this dish is something similar like I do, just an additional galangal from my side.

Check out the recipe...thanks to Echo's Kitchen! We enjoyed the dish with steamed rice and forgot the whole world! Yeayyy ...

by Echo's Kitchen

Let's make the Spicy Lemongrass Paste first...

Ingredients : 2-3 times cooking
  • 4-5 stalks lemongrass ~ use only the white part 
  • 25 pcs fried chillis (soak in hot boiled water for 5 minutes)
  • 1 1/2 inch of ginger 
  • 8 cloves of garlic
  • 1 inch galangal ~ my addition
  • 1/2 cup of cooking oil ( you can  also use 1/3 cup for less oil version )

  1. Blend all ingredients except for oil with some water if needed until it forms paste.`
  2. In a pot, heat oil and saute the blend paste over low-medium heat. The longer it's sauteed the better. I used to do it up to an hour, depends on the quantity. 
  3. Saute until the paste becomes thick. 
  4. This paste can be stored in an airtight container and kept chilled. 

For the Chicken...

Ingredients :~

  • 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
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce/ fish sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar/ palm sugar
  • 1/2 cup water

Method :~

  1. Heat up a cooking pan, cook the chicken pieces WITHOUT oil, cover if needed, until the grease starts to release. (BUT If using skinless chicken/breast, you will need to add 1 tsp of oil or so to grease the pan ~ I used nonstick pan)
  2. When the grease released is visible, stir in the chopped onion, and cook for another minute.
  3. Add curry powder, stir well and add Spicy Lemongrass Paste, stir for another minute.
  4. Add water, salt, soy sauce/fish sauce and sugar.
  5. Bring it to boil and stir until the mixture thickens a little.


  1. wow love,sooo rajin uat paste na.. already in the list for my hubby who a chicken lover too.. i like ur step by step pic.. can imagine the taste here!!!

  2. simple la paste tu kan.kalau buat untuk ikan bakar pun boleh guna jugak kot love.
    auuww dah tergoda nak merasanya kalau dah love kata 100% suit ur taste ek..
    masuk list.tq love

  3. i absolutely love vietnamese food and lemongrass!

  4. Love,

    looking at your chicken makes me drool...die die must try....hehe...thks for sharing dear!

  5. This looks awesom.. I loooooooooooove lemon grass flavor in anything.. looks fabulous.

  6. This looks super tempting....slurp

  7. nampak sedapp la pastle tu...
    setuju ngan ijah...wat ikan bakar pun sedappp ni....

  8. Already drooling over your Vietnamese Chicken, so colorful. Excellent preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  9. I guess its the chilli in Malaysia, my mum's version is a lot more reddish in colour like yours too!!

  10. Hi love, It looks really yummy.with steam rice emm..emmmm...

  11. I'm a new follower through Kitchen Flavors..I look forward to looking through your recipes. Please stop by my blog for a visit!

  12. wow sedapp je nampak nie LOVE .. suke2 :)

  13. very tempting and nice color too...first time here...and love your blog.... following you

  14. Yumm,mouthwatering here, wat a inviting lemograss chicken..

  15. Love!!!! this looks really amazing.. i love dishes with lemongrass too.. and of course spicy too... i'll try it out! :)

  16. Hai love..mmg sedap, tgk gambar pun dah tergoda, mesti enak banget

  17. Looks so delicious.I'm drooling dear.Please pass me some..

  18. First time to ur space. Love the collection especially the cake is so inviting to try out a piece. I love the masala paste very much. As I am a vegetarian suggest me an alternative for chicken to try out this recipe. Following you. Do visit mine when u find time.

  19. Slurp,looks so tempting,absolutely drool worthy..bookmarked

  20. Hi Love..oooo sedapnya!!k.atie singgah mlm..dah habih ker?

  21. Hai! Love...
    nampak sedapnya...nanti leh try ni...

  22. Hi dear! The chicken looks delicious. I am bookmarking the recipe for your gravy! will use it on some veggies.

  23. Am drooling all over the pics... Looks so very rich and spicy...

  24. Looks delicious, i stopped eating chicken but i can surely make this for my husband!

  25. Thats really spicy and yummy...

  26. Hi Love...wooowww sungguh ngencesss tengok ayam tuh...sure my kids will ask for it if they see this...yummy! Sure 2 plates licin...hahahhaa

  27. Spicy is the way to go! Love spicy food, and your chicken dish looks delicious with plain white rice! Yummy! Have a lovely weekend!

  28. oh wow!!! that looks so spicy and yummy!!! love to have some now..yummooo!!

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  30. I like it spicy too :) This looks delicious and with 25 fried chilies, it must provide quite a kick!

  31. so superb dear my hubby love it..

  32. sedap ni kalo makan dgn nasi panas2...bole try nnt...

  33. That's a wonderful recipe. Looks so delicious.

  34. u have a gr8 blog with inviting dishes ...

    www.sharemyrecipe.blogspot.com is my blog drop by when u get time..

  35. waooooooooo so delicious yummy


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