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Lemongrass Chicken Recipe

Updated on September 21, 2017
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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



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


  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

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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

Nutrient Value
Nutrient Value
75 µg
65 mg
1.101 mg
0.266 mg
0.080 mg
8.17 mg
0.065 mg
60 mg
Vitamin A
6 mg
5.244 mg
Vitamin C
2.6 mg
0.7 µg
0.135 mg
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.


  • 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!


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