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Grilled Lemon Grass Chicken

lemon grass chicken
There is nothing I enjoy more about summer than grilling. Especially grilling with chicken. Being a lover of Asian inspired food and fusion, I decided to give grilled lemon grass chicken a try. Believe me, I wasn't disappointed. I have to admit, I was a bit leery at first because it simply sounded boring. This couldn't be further from the truth.
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Difficulty Intermediate
Prep Time: 30 30 mins Cook Time: 15 15 mins Total Time: 45 mins
Servings 4
Calories 310
Best Season Summer

I simply marinate the chicken for about 20 minutes in bruised lemon grass, soy sauce, olive oil, brown sugar, garlic, pepper, and lemon juice. After doing it on the grill, I had the tastiest, juiciest, moist chicken I have ever experienced. This is simply a must try.

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  • 1 medium lemon grass stock, bruised (To bruise the lemon grass simply tap it a few times with the blunt end of a knife.)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 small lemon, squeezed
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs (4-5 small)
  • 1 medium stock green onion sliced for garnish
  1. Place the lemon grass, soy sauce, olive oil, brown sugar, garlic, pepper, and lemon juice into a sealable container or zip lock bag. Add in the chicken. Place the top on or zip the bag and shake until chicken is covered completely. Transfer to the fridge to marinate for about 20 minutes. If you can, leave it overnight. 

  2. Remove the chicken from the marinate and place on the grill. Grill on each side until cooked through and no longer pink. This should take about 5 minutes or so on each side depending on the thickness. The internal temperature should be about 165 F. 

  3. Serve over a bed of steamed rice with veggies on the side. Enjoy your grilled lemon grass chicken.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 320kcal
Calories from Fat 8kcal
% Daily Value *
Cholesterol 42mg15%
Sodium 550mg23%
Total Carbohydrate 28g10%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Sugars 8g
Protein 18g36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.


I use boneless, skinless thighs, but you can use the cut of your choice. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly. As with any recipe, adjust the ingredients according to your preferences. I love the dish done on the grill, but you can use the stove or oven as well. 

Keywords: Chicken Thighs, Asian Recipes, Main Meals, Dinner, Lemon Grass
David Hood
A Food Blogger

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Hey, I’m David Hood And I’m so happy you’re here!! So many of my favorite memories in life seem to take place around the table, especially when surrounded by people I love. And of course, all the better when nourished by some seriously delicious foodHappy Cooking! 

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