Lemongrass Chicken

It took combining a couple different recipes to get just the perfect one for us! This is a family favorite in our house. Enjoy. Serve over white rice.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
4 servings


  • 1 ½ pounds chicken thighs, cut into thin strips

  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce, or more to taste

  • 1 ½ tablespoons honey

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 ½ red bell peppers, cut into strips

  • ¼ cup chopped lemongrass

  • ¼ cup grated fresh ginger root

  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped

  • cup chopped green onions

  • ¼ cup chicken broth

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Mix chicken, fish sauce, and honey together in a bowl; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

  2. Heat a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat; swirl in oil. Add red bell peppers, lemongrass, ginger, and garlic; cook until red bell pepper strips tender, about 5 minutes. Add chicken mixture; saute until chicken is no longer pink and the juices run clear, about 5 minutes.

  3. Stir green onions, chicken broth, sugar, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper into the wok. Simmer, uncovered, until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute peanut oil for the vegetable oil if preferred.

To thicken sauce, you can also stir small amounts of flour into the liquid.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

397 Calories
24g Fat
17g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 397
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 1018mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 60mg 302%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 420mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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