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Spicy Lemongrass Tamarind Chicken

Spicy Lemongrass Tamarind Chicken

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1 1/2 tablespoons Fish sauce
1 tablespoon Sugar
2 teaspoons chili flakes; - dried
1/4 teaspoon black pepper; - freshly ground
1 stalk Lemongrass; - inner part, thinly sliced
1 pound chicken thighs; boneless & sliced into bite-sized pieces
2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
3 cloves Garlic; minced
1 medium red chili; deseeded, then cubed
1 small bell pepper; deseeded, then cubed
1/2 cup Chicken Stock
2 tablespoon Tamarind juice
1 tablespoon Sugar
4 sprigs Cilantro

Original recipe makes 4



Combine the Marinade ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Place the chicken pieces in the Marinade and mix until well coated. Cover with a cloth and allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes. Overnight is even better.

Heat the oil in a wok or skillet over medium heat, stir-fry the garlic for 1 to 2 minutes until fragrant and golden brown. Add the chicken, chili and bell pepper, increase the heat to high and stir-fry until the chicken is browned, about 2 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium, add the chicken stock, tamarind juice and sugar, and bring the mixture to a boil. Simmer uncovered for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is tender and cooked. Remove from the heat.

Transfer to a serving platter, garnish with coriander leaves (cilantro) and serve with steamed rice.

Adapted from: Vietnamese Cooking Made Easy, Periplus Publishing, Singapore

Each (app 3/4 cup) serving (exclusive of rice) contains an estimated:

Cals: 268, FatCals: 101, TotFat: 12g

SatFat: 2g, PolyFat: 2g, MonoFat: 8g

Chol: 94mg, Na: 468mg, K: 562mg

TotCarbs: 15g, Fiber: 2g, Sugars: 11g

NetCarbs: 13g, Protein: 24g


I served this over brown rice with some marinated carrot slaw. It was delicious.


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I served this over brown rice with some marinated carrot slaw. It was delicious. [I posted this recipe.]
promfh 7 years ago
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