Thai Lemongrass Chicken w Sweet Chili Lime Sauce

barbara lentz


This is so good. Sweet, salty, amazing flavorful chicken. Can eat this all the time.


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3 Hr
45 Min



  • 6
    bone in chicken thighs
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemongrass paste
  • 2 small
  • 6 clove
  • 1 Tbsp
    ginger grated
  • 2
    red chilies
  • 2 Tbsp
    fish sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 1 can(s)
    coconut milk

  • 1
    lime juiced
  • 2 Tbsp
    rice vinegar
  • 2 clove
    garlic minced
  • 3 Tbsp
    fish sauce
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tsp
    cornstarch dissolved in 3 tbsp water

  • 2 c
    jasmine rice
  • 2 1/2 c
  • ·
    furikake seasoning (optional)

How to Make Thai Lemongrass Chicken w Sweet Chili Lime Sauce


  1. For the Chicken
    Mix the lemongrass, shallots, garlic, ginger and red chilies together in a food processor until a paste is made. Place the chicken in a baking pan or roaster. Pierce the chicken with a fork then rub the paste over the entire outside of chicken. Place in refrigerator and let marinate for 3 to 6 hours.
  2. Mix the fish sauce soy sauce, brown sugar, and coconut milk together. Drizzle this over the chicken. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes until the chicken skin turns golden brown.
  3. While the chicken is baking make the Sweet lime sauce.
    Mix the lime juice, rice vinegar garlic, fish sauce, honey, and sweet chili sauce in a saucepan. bring to a boil. Mix the cornstarch and water together and add to the sauce to thicken. Set aside.
  4. For the Jasmine rice.
    Place the rice in a large Dutch oven. Add the water and bring to a boil. Once boiling reduce heat to low and cover with a lid. Let cook 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit covered for another 15 minutes. Remove the lid and fluff with a fork. Add Furikake seasoning if using.
  5. Remove chicken from oven. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside. Strain the pan sauce discarding the solids. Bring the pan sauce to a boil and mix another tsp. of cornstarch together with water. Add to the pan sauce to thicken.
  6. To serve
    Place rice on plate.
    Top with pan sauce
    then a piece of chicken
    Drizzle with Sweet lime sauce.

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About Thai Lemongrass Chicken w Sweet Chili Lime Sauce

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Thai

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