Lemongrass Chicken with Makrut Lime

November 9, 2021

by Sammi Lowe
Lemongrass Chicken with Makrut Lime

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Total Time: 25 Minutes

Author: Thanh Thuy Nguyen

Skill Level: Easy/Medium

Keyword: Chicken, Lemongrass

Cuisine: Asian


  • 1 lb chicken, deboned, sliced as tenders
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1 Tbsp lemongrass, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp onion, diced
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 5 makrut lime leaves or lemon tree leaves, finely chopped
  • Red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or 1 tsp chicken seasoning

This delicious Vietnamese recipe is made by sautéing chicken breast pieces in fresh lemongrass, makrut lime leaves, garlic, and onions. You end up with juicy and fragrant chicken to serve over rice, a salad, or just eat plain. The flavor is that good!

How to Make Lemongrass Chicken with Makrut Lime

  1. Heat oil in a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Add the lemongrass and stir until golden. Add the onion, garlic, turmeric, makrut lime or lemon tree leaves, and the red pepper. Sauté for about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the chicken and the rest of the seasonings. Stir frequently in high heat for about 10 minutes or until the mixture dries out.