A special taste from lemongrass seasonings that coated a chicken, makes it more delicious!
Easy to cook and delicious Lemongrass Fried Chicken.

Lemongrass Fried Chicken is a dish that originated in Indonesia. Fried chicken is a typical Indonesian dish cooked by frying the chicken in hot oil. This fried chicken is different from the western version of fried chicken, where the chicken is coated in flour and fried. Fried chicken in Indonesia is only marinated with spices, then fried in hot oil. The spice mixtures may vary from region to region but generally consists of a combination of garlic, shallots, turmeric, lemongrass, bay leaf, tamarind water, galangal, mashed candlenut, with sugar and salt. The chicken pieces are marinated in the marinade sauce for a few minutes before frying it so that the spices are fully absorbed into the chicken meat. To make lemongrass fried chicken usually takes a long time, because the chicken has to be braised first so the marinade absorbs into the chicken before frying and eating. Lemongrass chicken is covered with special seasonings consisting of spices, such as candlenuts, lemongrass, shallots, garlic, etc. Lemongrass is a mandatory spice that makes chicken taste great and yummy. Almost everyone, both young and old, likes lemongrass fried chicken because it tastes delicious and savory, and usually comes with tofu, tempeh, vegetables, chili sauce, or sweet sauce.

YIELDS 2 serving(s)
TOTAL TIME 75 minute(s)

  • 500g chicken meat
  • 2 lemongrass (1 crushed & 1 thinly sliced)
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 5 shallots
  • 3 garlic
  • 2 red chilies
  • 3 candlenuts, toasted
  • 1 tsp salt



Blend the shallots, garlic, red chilies, candlenuts, sliced ​​lemongrass, and salt. Saute it, then add the chicken meat, crushed lemongrass, sesame oil, and sugar.

Step 1 of cooking Lemongrass Fried Chicken.

Stir until the chicken is cooked and the sauce is reduced as shown in the photo.

Step 2 of cooking Lemongrass Fried Chicken.

Fry the chicken in oil until cooked, then fry the rest of the seasonings too.

Step 3 of cooking Lemongrass Fried Chicken.

Put it on a plate, and the lemongrass fried chicken is ready to eat!

Step 4 of cooking Lemongrass Fried Chicken.

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