As I mentioned in my previous post about our Memorial Day barbecue, my brother made grilled chicken with lemongrass per my instructions. Hehe, so technically it's my recipe right? :) Lemongrass, also known as citronella grass (yes, the same as the mosquito repellant), imparts a lemony fragrance. It's perfect for barbecues as the aroma gets released on the grill. You can find stalks of lemongrass in most Asian grocery stores. I get mine free from my youngest uncle. :)
Ga Nuong Xa (Vietnamese Grilled Chicken with Lemongrass)
3-lbs chicken drumsticks, or whichever part of the chicken you like
2 stalks lemongrass, finely minced
4 cloves of garlic
2-inch knob of ginger
1 tblsp Nuoc Mam (Vietnamese Fish Sauce), or to taste
1 tblsp brown sugar, or to taste
1 tsp salt, or to taste
1 tsp ground black pepper, or to taste
Grind lemongrass, garlic, and ginger in a food processor until finely minced.
Add the fish sauce, salt, ground black pepper, and brown sugar. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.
Add chicken and mix with marinade thoroughly. Allow to chill in fridge for about an hour.
Serve with rice and sliced cucumbers or pickled carrots.
Other chicken recipes you might like:
Baked Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic, Lemon, and Rosemary
Baked Chicken with Citrus Marinade
Baked Chicken with Salt, Pepper, and Lemon
Cuban Lemon Garlic Roast Chicken
Fessenjan (Persian Walnut Pomegranate Cornish Game Hen) with Dill Rice
Ga Ro Ti (Vietnamese Roasted Chicken)
Ga Ro Ti Xa (Vietnamese Roasted Lemongrass Chicken)
Peruvian Roast Chicken
Sriracha Buffalo Wings