Stir Fry Lemon Grass Chicken Recipe

January 6, 2023  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Stir Fry Lemon Grass Chicken Recipe

The Stir Fry Lemongrass Chicken Recipe with Eggs offers a vibrant and flavorful Vietnamese-inspired dish, featuring chicken, lemongrass, garlic, chilies, and fish sauce. The recipe suggests using chicken thigh for optimal taste, though chicken breast can be substituted. The inclusion of red bell pepper, onion, jalapeno (with optional seeds removal for less heat), and holy basil leaves adds layers of color and texture to the dish.

The Kroeung, a blend of lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, garlic, and turmeric, is a key component of the recipe. This mixture is pounded in a mortar and pestle or blended to a smooth consistency, serving as a fragrant and flavorful base for various Southeast Asian dishes. The Stir Fry Sauce, comprising oyster sauce, fish sauce, seasoning soy sauce, sugar, and water, enhances the overall taste profile and is mixed well before being incorporated into the recipe.

To prepare the Stir Fry Lemongrass Chicken, vegetable oil is heated in a pan, and chopped garlic is stir-fried until brown. The chicken is then added and stir-fried until almost done. The pre-prepared sauce is introduced, ensuring an even coating of flavors on the chicken. As the chicken finishes cooking, sliced bell pepper, onion, and jalapeno are added and mixed for a minute. Finally, holy basil leaves are incorporated before turning off the heat, resulting in a visually appealing and aromatic dish.

This recipe captures the essence of Vietnamese cuisine with its bold flavors and aromatic ingredients, offering a delightful and satisfying dining experience. The Stir Fry Lemongrass Chicken is a perfect choice for those seeking an easy-to-make yet flavorful meal with a touch of Southeast Asian flair.


2 lbs of chicken thigh is best for this recipe, but you can use chicken breast.
1/2 red bell pepper slice
1/2 onion slice
1 Jalapeno slice (if you don’t like hot take the seeds out) Thai will put 5 to 6 chilies or more.
1 cup of holy basil leaves (sell at the Asian market) optional.
1 tablespoon of chopped garlic for stir fry

How to make Kroeung

1 stalk of lemongrass cut to small pieces
3 kaffir lime leaves cut to thin strip
3 cloves of garlic
2 pieces of galangal
1/4 tablespoon of turmeric.

In a mortar and pestle put the following ingredients (if you don’t have mortar and pestle use a blender)

Pound or blend all the ingredients till smooth set aside. This is Thai Kroeung a mixture of lemongrass, lime leaves, galangal, and garlic or any kind of spices; it is use for many dishes throughout Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

Stir fry sauce

2 tablespoon of oyster sauce
2 tablespoon of fish sauce
2 tablespoon of seasoning soy sauce (sell at the Asian market)
1 tablespoon of sugar
3 tablespoon of water
Mix it well together set aside.

Note: In a bowl put Kroeung from the top then add

Directions to make Stir Fry Lemon Grass Chicken Recipe

  1. Heat 3 tablespoon of vegetable oil on medium heat till hot
  2. Add garlic stir fry till brown
  3. Add chicken stir fry till almost done
  4. Now add the sauce stir fry with the chicken till well combines
  5. When the chicken is done
  6. Add the bell pepper, onion, and jalapeno mix them well with the chicken for 1 minute
  7. Add Holy Basil leaves mix well
  8. Turn the heat off.

Thank you and enjoy it

Related Recipe: Easy Stir Fry Noodles with Chicken Recipe

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1

Calories Per Serving: 571

% Daily Value
Cholesterol ‏35mg 12%
Total Fat ‏9g 12%
Saturated Fat ‏3g 15%
Dietary Fiber ‏2g 7%
Protein ‏85g 170%
Sodium ‏231mg 10%
Sugars ‏4g 8%


30 min


30 min




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