Lemongrass Chicken
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Lemongrass Chicken

Morsels of chicken cooked with fragrant lemongrass and simmered in silky, creamy coconut milk - that's how I would describe this lemongrass chicken!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: brunch, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 2 people


  • 500 grams chicken boneless
  • 2 medium onions finely chopped
  • 3 stalks lemongrass
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • 1 inch ginger julienned
  • 6 pods garlic finely chopped
  • 1/2 capsicum (bell pepper) diced
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • salt
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • Cilantro (Coriander leaves) to garnish


  • Prep the ingredients. Use only the lemongrass stalks. Remove the thick outer layers, chop into 3-inch pieces. Crush and bruise them using a knife.
    Prep the lemongrass
  • Heat some oil in a deep-bottomed pan and fry the lemongrass and ginger on a medium flame. Give it a stir and cook for a minute.
    Fry lemongrass stalks and ginger
  • Add garlic, green chillies, and curry leaves to the pan. Mix well and cook for a minute or two.
    Now add garlic, green chillies, and curry leaves
  • Now add the capsicum pieces and cook for 3 minutes.
    In goes the diced capsicum
  • Finely chopped onions are added next.
    Finely chopped onions and more curry leaves
  • Cook till the onions are tender. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, and salt.
    Add turmeric powder and coriander powder
  • Stir well and cook for 3 minutes. Now add the chicken pieces. Mix well to get all the chicken pieces coated with the cooked mix in the pan.
    Add chicken pieces and coat well in the mix
  • Close the lid and cook for 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked well. You don't have to add any water.
  • Open the lid. You can see that the juices have all come out and chicken is cooked well.
  • Cook for a minute on a high flame. Reduce to low, add the coconut milk, mix well and simmer for a couple of minutes. Add more salt if required.
    Add coconut milk to complete the lemongrass chicken
  • Do NOT bring to boil. Switch off. Garnish with cilantro (coriander leaves). Serve hot with some rice.