Lemon Grass Chicken
This recipe is from a great cookbook, Quick and Easy Thai. Also included in the Zaar World Tour 2005 swap, Asia.
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- 2 stalks lemongrass, long or 4 short stems
- 2 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless about 14 ounces total weight
- 1 egg white, small
- 1 carrot, finely chopped
- 1 chile, red, small, deseeded, and chopped
- 2 tablespoons garlic chives, fresh and chopped
- 2 tablespoons cilantro, fresh and chopped
- 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
- salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
- cilantro, garnish
- lime slice, garnish
- If using the long lemon grass stems, cut in half across the middle to make four short stems for a total of eight stems.
- Coarsely chop chicken in a food processor and add egg white. Process to make a smooth paste. Add carrot, chile, chives, cilantro, salt and pepper and process to mix.
- Place mixture in refrigerator to chill, about 15 minutes. When chilled, divide mixture into eight equal portions. Using your hands, shape the portions around the lemon grass stems. The lemon grass stem will be the "skewer" for the chicken mixture.
- Preheat broiler to medium hot, brush skewers with oil and broil approximately 4-6 minutes. Turn them occasionally until golden brown and cooked thru. These skewers can also be grilled over medium hot coals.
- Garnish with cilantro and slices of lemon (optional) and serve immediately.
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WOW! My family loved this sooooo much! My son asked me the recipe as he wants to duplicate it! I increase the amounts for 500 g chicken (4 small breast) and to the ingredients I added 1 teaspoon grated ginger. For the preparation I simply used the the food processor and I added gradually the carrot (in pieces) , chicken (half frozen and in 2 m pieces) and then the rest of the ingredients except of the lemongrass as they were my skewers! Broiled in the oven for about 15 minutes and served with my self made Asian sauce (light soy sauce, grated garlic, grated ginger, a few drops dark sesame seed oil and some water). What for great meal!Reply
These were easy to make and tasty too. Suggest using wet hands to roll the chicken mixture aroung the lemongrass sticks. The lemongrass was mild in taste......so suggest if you like the lemongrass flavour to be stronger to use the lemongrass in the mixture and then use regular skewers to cook. I used the two large lemongrass to make the required 8 "lemongrass skewers''. Falvours were mild and even enjoyed by my fussy 8 year old. Photo also to be posted. Made for "Make my recipe tag"in the Aus/NZ Forum May 2012Reply
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