Chicken with Lemongrass

Feel like chicken for dinner? Try out this great contribution from Glenda for this month’s Cook Book Guru with her Vietnamese Chicken with Lemongrass.

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This is another recipe from Charmaine Solomon’s The Complete Asian Cookbook which is this month’s feature cookbook on The Cook Book Guru.  It is a recipe I make regularly.  The only reason it has not featured on Passion Fruit Garden before is that the photos I have taken of the dish have left a lot to be desired.  I am not particularly enamoured with the head photo but …. 

This recipe is from the Vietnamese chapter of Charmaine’s book.

Now, before we start, I need to advise that I have modified the recipe somewhat.  The recipe calls for a whole chicken, cut into Chinese-style pieces, to be marinated in the lemongrass, spring onion, salt and pepper and then cooked in a wok.  But this just doesn’t work for me.  I find that by the time the chicken pieces are cooked, the lemongrass and spring onions are burnt.  I also don’t find the wings and drumsticks work as part…

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