Recipe by MommyFromSeattle
"This recipe has been passed down from my grandmother in Vietnam and makes the best aromatic, slightly spicy chicken curry ever. Fresh lemon grass is the secret! Serve over white or sticky rice and you're in heaven."
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lemon grass, minced
1 (3 pound)
whole chicken, cut into pieces
1 1/2 tablespoons
I'm the recipe owner the the ingredient list was printed wrong. ONLY use about 1-3 tablespoons Fish Sauce - NOT 1/4 cup. Measure based on your personal preference. You can also use boneless/skinless chicken thighs for this. I forgot to put in the ingredient list to add a few pinches of brown sugar. It rounds out the flavor wonderfully. *Dark meat is the usual choice for this traditional dish.
I've also found this dish to be extraordinarily salty with the amount of fish sauce recommended. It was inedible until I added a bit of vinegar and brown sugar. I would imagine it is a delicious recipe if you use the fish sauce sparingly.
My family (including my 5 and 7 yr olds) Loved this recipe. I did make sure to read the owners warning about the error with the fish sauce amount and it all turned out fantastic. I served it over white rice.
Mommy From Seattle! Love this dish! And my husband who is Vietnamese-Chinese thought I would never be able to make a Vietnamese dish. He was enthusiastically impressed and wants me to make the dish again! But I'd like to impress him with my new culinary skills. Would you please post other dishes using lemon grass.
Thank you! Spicy Thai
Use fish sauce made in Thailand the others are way to salty. White sugar cuts the salt taste. The barnd I use is Tiparos (fish sauce) If you like the taste of fish sauce I suggest adding a 1/4 cup of sugar the cut the salt. This is a great recipe
Sounded good, but WAY too much fish sauce! I did it as written and it was like eating salt. I think maybe 1 tbsp would be plenty.
This was absolutly delicious! I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs. I also took your suggestion to use a couple of tablespoons of brown sugar to carmelize the glaze. I served it with chopped peanuts and cilantro for garnish and it was ONO! Thanks so much for sharing!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Vietnamese Lemon Grass Chicken Curry
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 525
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