Lemon Grass Chicken Skewers

Lemon Grass Chicken Skewers

A very tasty recipe from my Thai sister-in-law.

2 servings
Marinade 2 h
Preparation 10 min

Cooking 10 min

200 calories per serving 


4 chicken thighs, boneless, skinless   260 g
1 clove garlic, minced or pressed    
1/2 dried chili peppers, minced   0.4 g
1 stalk lemon grass, or cilantro leaves    
1 tbsp fish sauce (nam pla)   15 mL
1 tbsp sugar   12 g
1 tbsp lime juice, freshly squeezed   1/2 lime
1 tbsp water   15 mL
4 bamboo or wooden skewers    
1 tbsp canola oil   15 mL
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    

Before you start

These skewers can be cooked either in a pan on the stovetop or using an outdoor grill (in such case you will need first to soak the wooden skewers for about 15 min).



Mince or press the garlic, chili pepper, and lemon grass, then put them in a shallow dish. Add the fish sauce, water, sugar, and lime juice. Place the chicken pieces in the marinade, cover, and let stand in the refrigerator at least 2 h up to overnight.

Cook on stovetop or grill outdoor

When ready to cook, place the chicken pieces on to the skewers. Heat the canola oil on medium heat in a thick-bottom pan. Cook the chicken skewers about 5 min per side, until they are coloured.

Alternatively, grill on the barbecue for about 10 min, turning the skewers a couple of times. Add salt and pepper to taste.


You may substitute lemon grass by lime zest and fresh cilantro leaves.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (100g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




11 g

17 %

Saturated 0.3 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

2 %


65 mg


180 mg

7 %


3 g

1 %


0 g

0 %


2 g


21 g

Vitamin A

0 %

Vitamin C

4 %


0 %


0 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: ¼ serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: serving

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Free :
Trans Fat
Low :
Saturated Fat
Source of :
Omega-3, Vitamin E, Vitamin K

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This recipe is in the following categories: Poultry | Main courses/Entrées | Diabetes-friendly | Halal | Kosher | Low Saturated Fat | Source of Omega-3 | Barbecue/Broil/Grill | Marinate | Thaï

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