Delectably Speared!

April 1, 2014

Simply Asian, simply delectable

Spicy chicken on lemongrass skewers

(Recipe serves 4)

The Skewers
2 Chicken breasts, cut in half lengthwise and cut into three equal pieces
4 Stalks of lemongrass, cleaned and cut at the leaf tip on a sharp bias
4 spring onions / scallions, the white part removed from the green and cut into two equal pieces on the bias. Finely chop the greens for garnish.
2 tbsp Dark soya sauce
1 tbsp Sriracha hot sauce (or any hot sauce of your liking)
1 tbps Sesame oil
For Serving
1/2 tbsp Toasted sesame seeds
1/2 tbsp Bird chill pepper
1 tsp Light soya sauce
1 tsp Chinese white rice vinegar


  • Combine the chicken with the soya sauce, sesame oil and hot sauce and allow to marinate refrigerated for  at least an hour.
  • Using each stalk of lemongrass as a skewer, pierce a piece of chicken, followed by a scallion and repeat until you have three pieces of chicken and two pieces of onion on each stalk of lemongrass.
  • Grill until done and season with the toasted sesame seeds, bird chilli and finely chopped scallion.
  • Serve with an equal part mixture of light soya and white rice vinegar.

Tip: Serve with Kroepoek, Indonesian prawn crackers, for a tasty appetiser with drinks.

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