Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This recipe is a favorite of Andrew Zimmern, host of the TV show Bizarre Foods.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Toss the chicken with the salt, turmeric and cinnamon.
  2. Cut off and discard the chili stems, shake out the seeds. Place the dried chilies into a cup of boiling water and refresh for 10 minutes.
  3. Drain and puree the fresh chilies, the shallot, garlic and lemon grass in a food processor. Reserve.
  4. Heat the peanut oil in a large pan or wok over high heat. Brown the chicken and set aside.
  5. Add the chili mixture to the pan, and cook for 4 minutes until fragrant and mahogany-colored.
  6. Add the chicken back to the pan and cook, tossing, until cooked thoroughly.
  7. Stir in the ketchup and vinegar, the salt and the sugar. Cook for several minutes; after the mixture boils, add the vegetables and mint. Toss and serve.