Thursday, March 22, 2012

Chicken with Ginger and Lemongrass

I'm not sure where I got the inspiration to make this dish from. But I love the flavours of ginger and lemongrass in this. All I wish is to have a clay pot and gas stove to cook this in!

I'm pleased to let you know that reducing in carbs for a few weeks has resulted in a stronger me. Don't get me wrong, I'm still eating carbs- just not every day and also, just realising how much carbs are there in natural occurring food anyway like fruit. It has also tested in my ability to think out of the box and cook with more protein!

Having chinese meals is actually not that difficult. The only thing that I need to not eat is rice. Other than that, it's meals-as-usual in our household. My hubby on the other hand, is excited as he started to see more dishes like lamb, pork, salmon and beef presented to him for dinner.

I think Chicken with Ginger and lemongrass has a thai or even vietnamese feel to it. Nevertheless, I hope you will enjoy this as much as we did.

Chicken with Ginger and Lemongrass (serves 4)
500 grams chicken thigh chopped
1 small knob of ginger sliced
1 tablespoon of garlic
2 red chill padi chopped
2 stalk of lemon grass-white bit chopped
1/2 cup of water- or chicken stock
2 tsp of fish sauce
pinch of salt
squeeze of lime or lemon
fresh spring onions chopped

Saute ginger, garlic and chill. Cook lemon grass with it as well. Brown chicken in pan. Then add stock/water, fish sauce and pinch of salt. Simmer for 15-20 minutes. Serve with lime/lemon juice and spring onions.



Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks great! More like a Thai influence. My friend's restaurant has a similar dish and she called it lemongrass chicken, very fragrant!

tigerfish said...

I actually made something similar last week with lemongrass and turmeric. Love it. Next time I shall try lemongrass and ginger combination.

You can use quinoa (lower carb, nutrient-dense) to substitute or alternate with rice.

Joanne said...

The ginger and lemongrass combo is one of my absolutely favorites! I tend to not eat many refined carbs either until it's the week before a big race...then it's pasta every day!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

oh that second picture is just priceless! It looks amazing

Mochachocolata Rita said...

I adore the flavors! Kudos for being able to eat this without rice :D heheheh

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

I like to add Lemongrass in my cooking , love the lemony Flavours. I can imagine how good is your dish is.

lena said...

agree, home cooked chinese dishes are not that difficult to cook and i can also imagine this is so good to eat it with wraps too. Must be so aromatic!

noobcook said...

lemongrass is aromatherapy to me, love it!

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