How to make Lemongrass Chilli Chicken -

Chicken satay served with lemongrass flavoured sauce.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Lemongrass, Green chillies (हरी मिर्च )

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Lemongrass Chilli Chicken

Lemongrass Chilli Chicken Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Lemongrass Chilli Chicken Recipe

  • Lemongrass 3 X 1 inch stalks

  • Green chillies 2

  • Boneless chicken cut into small cubes 200 grams

  • Salt to taste

  • Garlic chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Lemon juice 2 tablespoons

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Ginger chopped 1/2 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coconut milk 1 cup

  • Fish sauce 1 tablespoon

  • Onion cut into cubes and layers separated 1 medium

  • Capsicum cut into small cubes 1/2 medium


Step 1

Combine chicken, salt, garlic and1 tablespoon lemon juice in a bowl. Cut 1 green chilli, add and mix well. Add 1 tablespoon oil, mix and set aside to marinate for 10-15 minutes.

Step 2

To prepare sauce, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan. Add ginger, remaining garlic and remaining slit green chilli, mix and sauté for a minute.

Step 3

Roughly chop lemon grass, add to the pan and mix well. Add turmeric powder and mix well. Add some water and mix well.

Step 4

Add coconut milk, mix and cook for a minute. Add salt and fish sauce, mix and cook on low heat for 2-3 minutes.

Step 5

Insert onion, chicken and capsicum into satay sticks and repeat the procedure until all the ingredients are used.

Step 6

Heat remaining oil another non-stick pan. Place the prepared chicken satays and cook till evenly done.

Step 7

Add remaining lemon juice to the sauce and mix well. Strain the prepared sauce into a bowl.

Step 8

Fill in some prepared sauce inshot glasses and place each satay sticks horizontally over the glasses.Put the glasses on a serving plate and serve hot garnished with bell pepper curls.

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