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Vietnamese Grilled Lemongrass Chicken

Rated as 4.54 out of 5 Stars

"Chicken marinated with lemongrass and grilled. Garnish with rice paper, lettuce, cucumber, bean sprouts, mint, and ground peanut."
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Ingredients

40 m servings 308 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Mix canola oil, lemongrass, lemon juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, and fish sauce together in a mixing bowl until the sugar is dissolved; add chicken and turn to coat in the marinade.
  2. Marinate chicken in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.
  4. Remove chicken thighs from the marinade and shake to remove excess marinade. Discard the remaining marinade.
  5. Grill chicken until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 3 to 5 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Footnotes

  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 308 calories; 19 g fat; 3.9 g carbohydrates; 29 g protein; 105 mg cholesterol; 339 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Why doesn't this have more reviews? It is restaurant quality stuff. I used organic boneless skinless thighs and cut them in straps. Marinated one hour in fridge, added garlic and set on counter...

Most helpful critical review

I was looking for a stronger lemongrass flavour for my chicken - I marinated for 2 hours and the lemongrass taste was quite light.

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Why doesn't this have more reviews? It is restaurant quality stuff. I used organic boneless skinless thighs and cut them in straps. Marinated one hour in fridge, added garlic and set on counter...

I love the flavor of lemongrass and this dish did not disappoint! So yummy! I made the marinade in the morning and cut the chicken into 1 inch pieces and left the chicken to marinate for the day...

I agree with the poster who asked "why aren't there more reviews?" This is an extremely easy AND tasty recipe: just like my favorite 'Number 57' at Toronto's Saigon Palace! (May it rest in pea...

Delicious. I did use lime juice in the marinade, instead of lemon. And I cubed the chicken thighs before marinating. I marinated the meat 3 hours before sautéing. (The grill would be even bette...

Very good - I used lemongrass from a tube instead of fresh because that was what was available, so the lemongrass flavor was not very strong - but the marinade was tasty and the thighs came out ...

I was looking for a stronger lemongrass flavour for my chicken - I marinated for 2 hours and the lemongrass taste was quite light.

so delicious!!!! it needs to be grilled!! it taste amazing on the grill. my family loves it including my 10 years old cousin! her words exact "this chicken is AMAZING!'

Perfect. I cut up a whole chicken into small pieces & let marinade for about 10 hrs ... was deelish. Cooked over charcoal. Can't wait for the leftovers.

So easy, used lime instead of lemon and so flavorful. Used both thighs and breast.