Chicken Saute with Pineapple and Lemon Grass

Chicken Saute with Pineapple and Lemon Grass

3 reviews, 3.7 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 35 minutes

A Tasty Blend of Flavors and Cuisines


4 Chicken breasts; skinless and boneless (about 1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1-inch chunks
1 1/2 cups Chicken broth
3 stalks Lemon grass; chopped into 2-inch pieces
1 2" piece ginger; coarsely chopped
1 tsp lime zest
2 tblspoons Thai fish sauce; (optional)
1 tblspoons Vegetable oil
2 1/2 tblspoons Cornstarch
4 cups fresh pineapple chunks; about 1 inch each
1 tsp salt
2 tblspoons Cilantro; chopped
2 tblspoons Mint; chopped

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



Place chicken broth in small saucepan. Add lemon grass, ginger and lime zest. Bring to a simmer; cover and cook for 10 minutes. Stir in fish sauce (if using); set aside.

While the chicken broth mixture is simmering, warm vegetable oil over high heat in a large, non-stick skillet or wok. Toss chicken chunks in cornstarch. Add chicken to heated oil in two batches; saute until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove chicken, place on plate and set aside. Add pineapple chunks to pan and saut quickly, about 2 minutes.

Return chicken to skillet or wok. Pour chicken broth into pan through strainer, separating out lemon grass, ginger and lime zest pieces. Discard these pieces. Stir over high heat until sauce reaches simmer, about 1 minute. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 4 minutes, until sauce has thickened lightly. Add salt. Sprinkle with cilantro and mint. Serve immediately over rice or noodles.


Republished with Permission, National Chicken Council

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Adding salt to the cornstarch would season the chicken better. I'll definitely do that next time. Otherwise a very nice dish
Dorsanty 2y ago

Excellent over brown rice
bigdaddy1212 8y ago

Republished with Permission, National Chicken Council [I posted this recipe.]
tyson 10y ago

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