Grilled Lemongrass Chicken
- 6 large stalks lemongrass
- 4 teaspoons Asian fish sauce (nam pla)
- 4 teaspoons soy sauce
- 4 teaspoons sugar
- 4 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 4 boneless, skinless whole chicken breasts, (about 4 pounds), split
Trim lemongrass to 5 inches from base; remove and discard bad outer leaves; cut remaining lemongrass into 1/2-inch lengths. In a food processor, process lemongrass to a hairlike texture. Place in a bowl; add remaining ingredients except chicken.
Remove tenderloins (small piece of meat attached to each breast) from chicken. Pound breasts to 1/8 inch thick; add, with tenderloins, to marinade, turning to coat. Marinate, refrigerated, 30 minutes to 8 hours.
Brush a grill or grill pan with oil; heat until medium hot. Grill chicken until cooked through and juices run clear when pierced, 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Serve.
SourceMartha Stewart Living, July/August 1996