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Gà Xào Xả Ớt – Vietnamese Lemongrass and Chilli Chicken

Posted on | March 26, 2013 | Asian Recipes, Vietnamese Recipes | 2 Comments

Ga xao xa ot

I love the amazing flavours of this classic Vietnamese dish. The wonderful aromas of the fried lemongrass, chillies and garlic really awaken the senses. There are many versions of this dish, but I prefer mine as a quick and simple stir fry.

Vietnamese Lemongrass and Chilli Chicken

Lemongrass Chilli Chicken (Gà Xào Xả Ớt) Recipe

500g chicken thigh fillet, cut into bite size pieces
1/2 small onion, sliced in chunks
2 chillies, de-seeded and finely chopped
2 glove garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoon finely chopped lemon grass (white part only)
oil for frying


2 chillies, de-seeded and finely chopped
1.5 tablespoons finely chopped lemongrass (white part only)
2 gloves garlic, finely chopped
2.5 tablespoon fish sauce
1.5 tablespoon sugar


In a medium bowl, combine the ingredients for the marinade with the chicken pieces. Cover and leave to marinate in the fridge.

Before cooking, have all your ingredients prepared and ready to go.

Heat a wok or a non-stick pan over medium-high heat, add oil. Then add garlic and cook for 15 seconds. Add lemongrass and chillies and saute until fragrant. Add chicken and toss to combine. Cook for 1-2 minutes until chicken is caramelised and added the onion. Toss and cook until chicken is cooked and remove from heat. Serve on steamed rice with sliced tomatoes, lettuce and cucumber.

Ga xao xa ot - Vietnamese lemongrass and chilli chicken

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