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Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Poultry)

Fresh Chicken with Lemon Grass and Cashew Nuts Recipe

(Thit Ga Xao Voi Sa Va Dao Lon Hot)

Ingredients : Serves 5


1 clove

450 g

1/2 teaspoon

15 ml

15 ml

45 ml

50 g

1 tablespoon


Small dried chilies

Garlic, chopped

Corn-fed chicken, sliced


Oyster sauce

Nuoc Mam sauce or light soya sauce

Chicken stock or water

Roasted, unsalted cashew nuts

Lemon grass, chopped

Shallots, cut in quarters

Vegetable oil

Method :
  • With a drop or two of oil, stir fry the chilies until cooked evenly but not burnt. Set aside.

  • Stir fry the garlic with a few more drops of oil until golden. Add the chicken slices, sugar, oyster and Nuoc Mam sauces. Stir fry until the chicken is golden in color.

  • Lower the heat and add the stock. Cook for a few more minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • When the chicken is thoroughly cooked, add the cashew nuts, lemon grass, shallots and chilies and stir several times, being careful not to break the chilies.

  • Remove from heat and serve.

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