How to make Stir Fried Lemongrass Chicken -

The refreshing flavour of lemongrass makes this chicken dish extra special.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Boneless chicken breasts (हड्डी रहित चिकन ब्रेस्ट), Lemon grass stalk (लेमन ग्रास की डंठल)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Chicken

Stir Fried Lemongrass Chicken

Stir Fried Lemongrass Chicken Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Stir Fried Lemongrass Chicken Recipe

  • Boneless chicken breasts cut into strips 300 grams

  • Lemon grass stalk 2 inch

  • Oil ½ teaspoon + for greasing

  • Noodles boiled 1 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • White sesame seeds for sprinkling

  • Sesame oil (til oil) 4 teaspoons

  • Ginger chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Spring onion bulbs sliced 5-6

  • Fresh red chillies sliced 2

  • Soy sauce ½ teaspoon

  • Red chilli sauce 1 tablespoon

  • Spring onion greens 2 stalks

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Preheat oven to180ºC. Grease a baking tray with little oil.

Step 2

Divide noodles into 8 small equal portions and place them on the greased tray to make nests. Sprinkle salt, crushed peppercorns and sesame seeds on top and put the tray in the preheated oven. Bake till the nests turn crisp and golden.

Step 3

Heat ½ teaspoon oil and sesame oil in a non-stick wok. Add ginger and garlic and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 4

Add spring onion bulbs and sauté till they turn translucent. Add red chillies, mix and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 5

Add spring onion bulbs and sauté till they turn translucent. Add red chillies, mix and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 6

Add chicken and toss on high heat. Add salt, crushed peppercorns and toss again. Add ¾ cup water and mix.

Step 7

Add soy sauce and chilli sauce and mix well. Add ½ cup water, lower heat and cook till the chicken is done.

Step 8

Finely chop most of the spring onion greens.

Step 9

Take cornflour in a bowl. Add sufficient water and mix well to make a smooth slurry.

Step 10

Add slurry to pan and mix well. Cook till the sauce thickens.

Step 11

Add chopped spring onion greens and switch off heat. Mix well.

Step 12

Place noodle nests on a serving platter.

Step 13

Cut remaining spring greens and lemongrass into thin strips.

Step 14

Top the noodle nests with chicken sauce, garnish with spring onion strips and lemongrass strips and serve immediately.

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