How to make Lemongrass Chicken Skewers -

Chicken with lemongrass roots and flavoured with honey.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Lemon grass roots (लेमन ग्रास रूट्स ), Boneless chicken breasts (हड्डी रहित चिकन ब्रेस्ट)

Cuisine : Thai

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Lemongrass Chicken Skewers

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Thai food is an original and rich amalgam of aromas, subtle blends of herbs and spices and contrasting textures and tastes. It contains flavours and techniques that are familiar from Chinese, Indian and Japanese cooking, but they have been so skilfully combined and refined that the resulting dishes have a new and exciting character.
Whether searing hot or subtly mild, the guiding principle in Thai cooking is harmony. Fundamentally an aromatic marriage of centuries – old Eastern and Western influences, the chief characteristics being who cooks it, for whom it is cooked, for what occasion and where it is cooked. In short Thai dishes can be extremely personal to the cook, how they are refined for particular tastes, how they befit a special function or festival and where they originate. The cuisine has its roots in a waterborne lifestyle, with aquatic animals, plants and herbs as major ingredients.
Thai cuisine is inextricably interwoven with culture, a mystical mix of fragrant flavours and intriguing history:  given the country’s historical Indian roots - Hindu Buddhism was bought here centuries ago, so many Thai curries are redolent with chillies, garlic, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, and onions.

Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Lemongrass Chicken Skewers Recipe

  • Lemon grass roots chopped 1 inch piece

  • Boneless chicken breasts cut into 12 strips 2

  • Ginger 1 inch piece

  • Sea salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns 1/2 teaspoon

  • Crushed red chillies 1/2 teaspoon

  • Lemon 1

  • Fish sauce 1 teaspoon

  • Oyster sauce 1 tablespoon

  • Honey 1 tablespoon

  • Olive oil 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Slice lemongrass root, ginger and put them in a mortar. Add sea salt, peppercorns, crushed red chillies and crush all together with a pestle. Squeeze the juice of lemon into the mixture, add fish sauce, oyster sauce and mix well. Place the chicken strips in a bowl, pour the above mixture over it and mix well.

Step 2

Let it marinate for 1 hour, preferably in a refrigerator. Add honey and mix. String the chicken strips onto skewers. Heat olive oil in a non stick pan on medium heat, place the skewers on it and cook for 2-3 minutes till golden, rotating the skewers a few times for even cooking. Serve hot.

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