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lemongrass chicken

Easy Skillet Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken

Easy Skillet Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken. Tender juicy chicken thighs marinated in a sweet and savoury lemongrass marinade with fish sauce. Aromatic, delicious and super easy to make! No grill or oven, just a skillet or non-stick pan! Fantastic for dinner, lunch, or leftovers.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Marinating time 30 mins
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine vietnamese
Servings 5 pieces
Calories per serving 272 kcal


  • 500 grams boneless skinless chicken thighs boneless skinless
  • 4 tsp avocado oil

Lemongrass chicken marinade:


  • On a chopping board, slice off the hard ends of the lemongrass reserving the white part only. Bruise it with the back of your knife. Then finely chop lemongrass. Set aside
  • Next tenderize the chicken thighs on both sides with the back of a knife until it’s about ½ inch thick. It’s fine if there are some areas that are less thick than ½ inch.
  • In a bowl or measuring cup, squeeze lemon juice. To the bowl, add brown sugar, soy sauce, fish sauce, minced garlic, and finely chopped lemongrass. Mix.
  • Pour the marinade over the chicken thighs and mix until thighs are covered in the marinade. Store covered in the fridge for 30-60 minutes. The longer you marinate the chicken the more flavourful.
  • Heat a non-skillet or pan set over medium heat. Once hot enough, add avocado oil. Shake the chicken thighs of any remaining lemongrass bits before laying it flat into the pan. Fry on each side for 4 minutes (8 minutes in total) until they’re browned in certain areas and the juices run clear. Enjoy!
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Suggested Equipment & Products

Large Non-Stick Pan
Cutting Board
Santoku Knife
glass measuring cup
Measuring Set
Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 462mg | Potassium: 250mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine vietnamese
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