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Lemongrass Chicken Recipe

Updated on September 21, 2017
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One of Susan's passions is cooking and creating new recipes for family and friends.

What is Lemongrass?

Lemongrass or cymbopogon, a tall perennial grass, is a herb that is native to India and tropical Asia. Because of its citrus flavor it is used in teas. You will also find it used in curries and soups. When added to meats, fish and seafood it adds delicious flavoring.


I was in Walmart the other day and found this great product by Gourmet Garden called Lemon Grass Paste. For years I've been trying to simulate a dish I'd had at a Chinese restaurant called Lemongrass Chicken.

Dinner is Served!

Lemongrass Chicken with Stir Fry Veggies
Lemongrass Chicken with Stir Fry Veggies | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Will serve 6 people

Lemongrass Chicken Ingredients

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Ingredients

For this recipe I used:

  • 5 boneless chicken breasts sliced (equaling just under 3 pounds)
  • 2 - 3 tbs. of canola oil
  • 2 shallots sliced
  • 3 tbs. of Gourmet Garden Lemon Grass Paste
  • 4 scallions (green onions/spring onions) chopped

Instructions

  1. In a wok, electric frying pan, or a large skillet heat your oil.
  2. Add the sliced chicken, stirring frequently until the chicken is almost cooked and slightly pink.
  3. Add the sliced shallots and lemongrass paste. Continue stirring and cooking for ten minutes.
  4. Add the chopped scallions and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
  5. Keep warm until ready to serve.

Step by Step Photo Instructions for Lemongrass Chicken

Cook the chicken until slightly pink
Cook the chicken until slightly pink | Source
Add shallots and lemongrass paste
Add shallots and lemongrass paste | Source
Add the scallions
Add the scallions | Source

If you like this recipe please rate it.

5 stars from 12 ratings of Lemongrass Chicken

A Few Benefits from Using Lemongrass

Lemongrass is not only used as a herb but medicinally as well. There are many health benefits one can reap from lemongrass.

Lemongrass Tea

When you have a sore throat, cough, or cold, lemongrass tea may give you some relief.

For a restful sleep or to help with insomnia, try having a cup of lemongrass tea before bed.

Lemongrass tea is known to flush toxins from the body.

Lemongrass Oil

Lemongrass oil can be used to help acne, and is a great facial toner.

Add the oil to your bath for soothing muscle aches.


Vitamins and Minerals in Lemongrass

Vitamins
Nutrient Value
Minerals
Nutrient Value
Folates
75 µg
Calicium
65 mg
Niacin
1.101 mg
Copper
0.266 mg
Pyridoxine
0.080 mg
Iron
8.17 mg
Thiamin
0.065 mg
Magnesium
60 mg
Vitamin A
6 mg
Manganese
5.244 mg
Vitamin C
2.6 mg
Selenium
0.7 µg
Riboflavin
0.135 mg
Zinc
2.23 mg
This is based on 100 g (Source: USDA National Nutrient data base)
All of these ingredients are for the veggie stir fry along with bean sprouts
All of these ingredients are for the veggie stir fry along with bean sprouts | Source

Veggie Stir Fry

To serve along with the Lemongrass Chicken I made a fast veggie stir fry.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbs. of extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 ribs of celery chopped
  • 1 sweet onion sliced thick
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • fresh broccoli cut into florets
  • 3 garlic cloves sliced
  • 1 green pepper sliced
  • bean sprouts



Let's Wok!

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Celery and onions are in the wok cookingAdd chicken broth and broccoli floretsadd the sliced garlicAdd the sliced green pepperThe final step is adding the bean sprouts
Celery and onions are in the wok cooking
Celery and onions are in the wok cooking
Add chicken broth and broccoli florets
Add chicken broth and broccoli florets
add the sliced garlic
add the sliced garlic
Add the sliced green pepper
Add the sliced green pepper
The final step is adding the bean sprouts
The final step is adding the bean sprouts | Source

Veggie Stir Fry Instructions

  1. In a wok heat the olive oil and add the chopped celery to the wok stir frying for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the sliced onion and continue to stir fry for 2 minutes.
  3. Next add the chicken broth and broccoli cooking for 4 minutes. You can cover to speed up the cooking time at this point.
  4. Add the garlic and toss everything together.
  5. Add the green pepper and stir fry for another 2 minutes.
  6. Once everything is cooked the way you like it add the bean sprouts, toss and cook for 3 minutes.
  7. Serve and ENJOY!

Lemongrass

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      Susan Zutautas 2 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      Chitrangada Sharan, Thank you so much! I hope that you enjoy the dish.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 months ago from New Delhi, India

      This sounds like a wonderful and easy chicken recipe!

      I like recipes that are innovative with some unique ingredient. Your addition of lemongrass steals the show. I love it's aroma and next time I would try my chicken recipe with your suggestions. Stir fry veggies are always my favourites.

      Thanks for sharing !

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      Susan Zutautas 4 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      Cofeequeen, I do hope that you enjoy the lemongrass chicken. Please let me know what you think.

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      Louise Powles 4 months ago from Norfolk, England

      That sounds lovely. I've tried lemongrass chicken before, but have never tried making it myself. But I'd like to give this a try. I have cooked with lemongrass in the past, but not recently.

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      Susan Zutautas 11 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank you pstraubie, I hope that you enjoy the recipe.

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      Patricia Scott 11 months ago from sunny Florida

      This sounds divine. I have just gotten new cookware and hope to give this a try very soon.

      Angels are once again on the way to you ps

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      Susan Zutautas 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks Kristen!

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      Susan Zutautas 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks Thelma Alberts and hope that you enjoy the dish.

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      Susan Zutautas 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thelma I'd only used dried and fresh lemongrass before and quite liked the paste.

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Looks delicious. I never had lemongrass before, except for smoothies and other healthy drinks. Voted up. Will give this a go someday.

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Lemongrass is a wonderful flavor and with chicken - oh yes! Love your recipe and will start sharing right away. I've never used scallions and am eager to discover the taste. Your photos are amazing Susan. Thanks big time!

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      Susan Zutautas 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks Audrey, and I hope that you enjoy the recipe.

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      Susan Zutautas 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks viking and I hope you enjoy the recipe.

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      I have never used lemongrass in my chicken stirfry. I will try this but with a fresh lemongrass from the Asian shop. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Voted up and rated. Yummy!

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      Thelma Raker Coffone 2 years ago from Blue Ridge Mountains, USA

      I haven't used Lemon Grass Paste before. I look forward to trying it.

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      I'm off to walmart to look for the lemon grass paste. Your recipe is just wonderful! Thanks for the beautiful photos. You always make cooking look like even I could do this!

      Five stars, up, UAI and sharing.

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      L M Reid 2 years ago from Ireland

      I love to eat chicken but have never cooked it this way. It looks refreshing so I may try it next time I buy Chicken

      Voted up and shared

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      Susan Zutautas 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Hope that you enjoy the recipe Marie.

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      Beams Mlb 2 years ago from YAMBA NSW

      Sounds so yummy Susan. Shall try it out soon! Thanks for a great read!

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      Susan Zutautas 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks Merrci, You can probably find the lemon grass paste in the salad section of Walmart.

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      Susan Zutautas 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks for the hugs Rolly :)

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      Merry Citarella 2 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      This looks fantastic! Now to find the lemongrass paste. Great photos to show the ingredients and the steps. They help. Pinning.

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      Rolly A Chabot 2 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Morning Susan... Thank you for planning this evenings meal...lol... was just thinking of this yesterday...

      Hugs from Alberta

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I hope you enjoy the recipe OhMe.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 3 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I had never heard of Lemom Grass until a couple of days ago when it was the answer in a Word Search I was doing. Now it shows up again so guess I need to try it. We eat a lot of chicken and are always looking for new ways to prepare it. Thanks.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Stephanie, Do you have hubs written on the bath salts and herbal pillows by chance?

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Hope that you try it, and if you do, please come back and let me know if you liked it. I sure do :)

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      Modern Man 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Great recipe. I am going to try and make it tonight!

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      Stephanie Bradberry 3 years ago from New Jersey

      I am loving the color of this dish and plate.

      I do use lemongrass, but usually not for consumption. The main use is for items like the bath salts and herbal pillows I make.

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      Healthy Life 3 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      This looks healthy and easy..a rare combination that I always look for. I will definitely try this one. Also thanks for the tip about lemongrass tea. Sleeping is a challenge for me.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Linda, I'm sure you'll love it! Have a great weekend! xoxox

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      Linda Rogers 4 years ago from Minnesota

      Hi Susan-I am so excited to hear about this lemongrass paste. I stir fry quite a bit and can't wait to try this recipe. Your photo's are so enticing. My mouth is watering. Thanks for the great hub and recipe. It's going into my recipe folder.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      peachpurple, I've never tried lemongrass with curry recipes before but will remember to try that. Thanks and I hope you enjoy the lemongrass chicken.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i use lemon grass often for curry recipes. Gives a fragrant smell and aromatic too. I would definitely try your lemon grass recipe. The green vegetables look tasty too. Good enough to eat right now. Voted up and useful

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      MsDora, I hope that you're able to find the lemongrass paste. Have a nice day.

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      Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      I'd like to get my hand on that lemongrass paste. We use lemongrass to make tea, and even the scent is satisfying. Now I know I can try it otherwise. Thanks for the recipe and everything else.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      agapsikap, Nice to meet you, and thank you for commenting. I had an aunt that was from the Philippines and she was an amazing cook.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Suzie, I hope that you're able to find the lemongrass paste in Ireland. Using fresh lemongrass would be the best way to go. I once made lemongrass chicken with fresh lemongrass but I think I used way too much. The dish was edible but .... not that good :) Thanks so much for voting pinning and sharing.

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      agapsikap 4 years ago from Philippines

      My family love all chicken recipe, though I doubt it if we do have lemon grass paste here but we do have fresh lemon grass. I used lemon grass in making soup. Thanks for this recipe.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Susan,

      I love the flavor of lemongrass and the scent of the oil but have never actually used it in cooking so this is great to have! I love chicken and stir-fry so this is a sure winner for me. great recipe and loved your formatting, it all flowed so well! Up, useful, interesting, pinned and shared!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Vinaya, I've yet to try lemongrass tea but plan to do so soon. Lemongrass is great with chicken. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      I have lemon grass in my garden, and I love lemon grass tea. But I did not know lemon grass could be used to spice up food.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      KKG, Glad to hear that you'll be trying lemongrass. I hope that you enjoy it as much as | do.

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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I've never used lemongrass but this recipe has convinced me to try it. Up, interesting and useful.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks so much Anamika.

      Millionaire Tips, That's great that you found the same lemon grass as I did. Thank you for the votes, and hope that you enjoy the recipes.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      vespawoolf, It's nice when you like something that is beneficial to your health. Thanks so much and I hope you enjoy the recipes.

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      Shasta Matova 4 years ago from USA

      These recipes came to me at exactly the right time. I have had some frozen dinners that used lemongrass, and I really liked them. I looked for lemongrass at the store, but couldn't find it. Just yesterday, I managed to see that it is sold in a tube as you pictured and bought some. Now I know how to use it. Thanks! Voted up.

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      Anamika S 4 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      Lemongrass Chicken and Vegetable stir fry sounds awesome!

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      Thanks for two yummy recipes! We don't get lemongrass paste here, but we do have fresh lemongrass I could use in these recipes. I didn't realize it offers so many health benefits as well. Thanks!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Phyllis, Thanks and I hope that you enjoy the lemongrass chicken.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Audrey, I was happy when I found the lemon grass paste. I hope you're able to find it at your Walmart.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 4 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      I have never used lemongrass, but, I will give it a try. This recipe sounds delicious. Since I love chicken, I am always looking for new recipes for it. Thank you, Susan.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      This looks wonderful and easily adaptable for a vegetarian! I did not know you could get lemon grass paste and will now have to go out on the prowl for some

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      RH, It gives the meat a wonderful flavor.

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      Kelly Umphenour 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Interesting! I have been noticing Lemon Grass for sale in larger markets around my area. I have never used it and I wondered how you would cook with it. I had no idea!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Om, Thanks and I hope that you enjoy the recipes.

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      Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago

      Thanks for these lovely recipes, Susan. I like using lemongrass in my cooking. It really adds such a nice aroma. These two recipes sound delightful and healthy. Definitely going to try them :)

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Prasetio, Thank you!

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Wow....just looking at the pictures makes me hungry. I love your recipe. Good job, susan. I am glad you put the chicken in it. My vote always for you. Cheers :-)

      Prasetio

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Peggy, I was quite surprised to see the lemongrass in a paste. So glad that I came across it though. Hope that you're able to find it, and thanks for the votes. Have a nice weekend.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Susan,

      I liked the sound of your recipe and gave it another 5 stars. I like lemongrass but had no idea that it was made into paste form. Will keep an eye out for it in grocery stores. Also enjoyed the chart you made showing the nutrient values of lemongrass. Up, useful and interesting votes!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Sheri, Thanks and I hope you like.

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      Sheri Dusseault 4 years ago from Chemainus. BC, Canada

      Never tried lemon grass but I am going to. Looks yummy. Thanks!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Cardisa, That would be great if you get a chance to talk to her. Thank you!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Ruby, I found the Lemongrass paste in where they sell the fruits and vegetables. It was in the refrigerated salad dressing area. Hope you can find it at your Walmart.

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      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Oh no. I think my boss used to make that dish, not sure. She's Chinese. I'll see if I can ask her though I don't work there anymore.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Cardisa, Thanks, I only wish I could get to taste exactly the way I had it in that Chinese restaurant. I would go and ask them for their recipe except the place closed down a few years back.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I do all of my grocery shopping at walmarts, where do i find lemongrass. I will certainly try this. Thank you Susan...

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      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      I have a large root in my back yard. We make tea and use it to cook. Chicken looks good.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I've never used lemongrass but I think it is now time that I do. Looks delicious.