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Chicken in Lemongrass Sauce

2 - 3 servings
Prep info
20 min prep + 15 min cook
Prep time
Not set
Cook time
35 minutes
Time required
35 minutes
Oven preheat
Mains - Misc


  • 115 g green beans (or green Chinese long beans, trimmed and cut into 1.5" pieces)
  • 1 T oil
  • 225 g chicken breast (boneless skinless, cut into 1/2" wide strips)
  • 1/3 c sliced onion
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 T minced lemongrass
  • 1 T Thai fish sauce
  • 1 T Sugar (Granulated)
  • 2/3 t ground coriander
  • 1/3 t ground turmeric
  • 1/4 c chicken broth
  • 2 t oyster sauce


1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil and cook beans just until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Drain.

2. Heat oil in heavy large skillet over high heat. Add chicken, onion and garlic; stir-fry until chicken is partially cooked, about 4 minutes. Add lemongrass and next 4 ingredients; stir 2 minutes. Add beans, stock and oyster sauce; reduce heat and simmer until sauce thickens and chicken is cooked through, about 4 minutes longer. Season with salt and pepper.  

3. Serve with rice, if desired.  


SJ Note 16 Sept 2010: This is quite tasty!  Turned out very yellow with the turmeric.  Definitely a keeper.