I was starting to miss some good ‘ol home cookin’ today after a long weekend of fast food joints and eating out. Some asian flavors came to mind so I figured Lemongrass Chicken would be perfect!
6 bone-in (or boneless) chicken thighs **I prefer bone-in for the flavor.
1 lemongrass stalk finely chopped
3-4 garlic cloves minced
2 tbsp of fish sauce
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tbsp sugar
half a lemon
1/2c chicken stock
2 tbsp olive oil
Combine the lemongrass, garlic, sugar, and black pepper in a bowl. Add the chicken thighs and incorporate the marinade with the chicken well. Let it marinade in the fridge for 40 minutes remembering to turn midway through the marinade time.
*For tonight, I did 2 hours. Why not? A little extra marinade time doesn’t hurt!
Time to cook!
In a saucepan, heat the olive oil on med-hi heat. Once the pan and oil are hot, add the chicken and let each side brown for about 1-2 minutes. Lower the temp to low heat and add the half lemon juice with the chicken broth. Cover the pan and let it simmer for 15 minutes. Season to taste with fish sauce, sugar, pepper, if needed.
Broil the thighs in the oven for 5 minutes for a nice golden brown color.
Serve with white/brown rice and a side of veggies! Enjoy!
The flavor profiles of this dish are fantastic…lemongrass bite with a lemony garlic aftertaste. The chicken is moist and tender…Love it!