Caramelized Lemongrass Chicken Thighs

Recipe by ChrisMc
READY IN: 4hrs 45mins




  • Remove skins and extra fat from chicken.
  • Remove the outer leaves from the lemongrass, cut into 1 inch pieces, and pound until somewhat flattened with a meat tenderizer.
  • Crush garlic and blend with lemongrass, fish sauce, sugar, and pepper.
  • Add chicken and toss to coat well; marinate 3-4 hours.
  • If needed, you can marinate for 15 minutes and cook- the flavor will be less intense, but it will still work if you're in a hurry.
  • Remove chicken from marinade (but save the marinade).
  • Heat oil in a pan with a tight-fitting lid.
  • Brown the chicken in the oil (~10minutes).
  • Pour the remaining marinade into the pan, and add enough water to just cover the bottom of the pan (there should be 1/4 inch or less of liquid - it needs to simmer off, or else the chicken won't caramelize).
  • Bring the liquid to a boil, then cover tightly and simmer until the chicken is tender, turning occassionally (about 30 minutes).
  • Stir lemon juice into sauce, and stir to coat chicken.
  • Serve hot.