Lemongrass Curry Chicken

Lemongrass Curry Chicken. Chicken and vegetables cooked in a lemongrass curry sauce with coconut milk. Served with rice and naan. Savory, flavorful, and delicious.  

Lemongrass Curry Chicken: Chicken and vegetables cooked in a savory lemongrass coconut curry sauce, and served over rice. Flavorful and delicious!

I lived in Boston for several years, and it rocked my food world. Before living there, I thought Chinese and Italian were pretty exotic. But living in a place where I was surrounded by so many different types of food, my life was changed. As a prime example, I discovered lemongrass. It has now been over ten years since I first tried it, but it has obviously made an impact on me since I’m writing about it on the internet right now.

Lemongrass Curry Chicken: Chicken and vegetables cooked in a savory lemongrass coconut curry sauce, and served over rice. Flavorful and delicious!

I still remember where I first tried lemongrass – a cute little place called Elephant Walk that was near Fenway Park at the time. I was there with some friends for my birthday and ordered their Poulet à la citronnelle (chicken in a lemongrass sauce). No, I didn’t actually remember the exact name, I had to just now look up their menu online.  But, as soon as I saw it again, my mouth started watering, even all these years later. I used to order that delicious meal every chance I got …. I would even take study breaks to walk and get it as takeout. It was so tasty.

Lemongrass Curry Chicken: Chicken and vegetables cooked in a savory lemongrass coconut curry sauce, and served over rice. Flavorful and delicious!

In any case, it made me fall in love with lemongrass. I now live in an area that doesn’t have a wide variety in terms of produce selection. But a few months ago I was walking through the produce section at my grocery store and saw that we now have lemongrass paste. I was so pumped. I knew I could make that into some delicious sauces. And this recipe gets to showcase that!

The sauce has just a little bit of a kick; enough to give it flavor, but not so much that my kids won’t eat it. Served with a little Naan and Jasmine rice, and you have one fabulous dinner. And to make it even better, it’s super quick and easy to make!

Lemongrass Curry Chicken: Chicken and vegetables cooked in a savory lemongrass coconut curry sauce, and served over rice. Flavorful and delicious!

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Lemongrass Curry Chicken: Chicken and vegetables cooked in a savory lemongrass coconut curry sauce, and served over rice. Flavorful and delicious!
Lemongrass Curry Chicken

Lemongrass Curry Chicken. Chicken and vegetables cooked in a lemongrass, curry sauce with coconut milk, served with rice and naan. Savory, flavorful, and delicious.  

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Lemongrass Curry Chicken
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 572 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1.5 pounds chicken breast sliced into bite sized pieces
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger grated
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2.5 tbsp lemongrass paste
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 red pepper cut into thin slices
  • 2 cups cauliflower cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup snap peas
For Serving
  • 2 cups Jasmine rice cooked according to package instructions
  • Naan, cilantro, lime juice
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add ginger, garlic, and onion. Saute until onion has softened, about 4 minutes.
  2. Add in coconut milk, chicken broth, lime juice, lemon juice, lemongrass paste, curry, salt, pepper, and red pepper. Whisk until well combined.

  3. Stir in chicken. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
  4. Then, stir in red pepper, cauliflower, and snap peas. Simmer, uncovered, for an additional 20 minutes.
  5. Serve over rice and/or with naan. Top with cilantro and lime juice if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Lemongrass Curry Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 Serving without naan)
Calories 572 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 552mg 23%
Potassium 932mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 61g 20%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 5g
Protein 32g 64%
Vitamin A 17.1%
Vitamin C 72.6%
Calcium 6.5%
Iron 18.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Lemongrass Curry Chicken: Chicken and vegetables cooked in a savory lemongrass coconut curry sauce, and served over rice. Flavorful and delicious!

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