How to Cook Butter Lemongrass Chicken Thai-Style

by Huang Kitchen

This Asian inspired butter chicken is a quick and simple dish to prepare. It tastes a bit sweet, yet sourish and hot as tom yam paste is added. Absolutely delicious & perfect served with steamed rice.


  • 2 Chicken whole legs(500g), deskin & cut into pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter (28g)
  • 1 Tablespoon Chopped lemongrass
  • 1 Teaspoon Bird eye's chillies
  • 1 Teaspoon Chopped lime kaffir leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon Tom yam paste
  • 100 Milliliters Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar (marinade)
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 Tablespoon All-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Cornflour
  • ½ Teaspoons Sesame oil
  • ½ Teaspoons White pepper
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    To cook this dish, first remove skin from the chicken whole legs. Then cut into bite size pieces and set aside. You can also choose to debone the chicken before cutting into pieces.

    Step 2

    Prepare ingredients to marinade the chicken pieces. Details are in SUPPLIES of snapguide.

    Step 3

    Add the prepared ingredients into the chicken pieces in a bowl.

    Step 4

    Mix the chicken with the ingredients and marinade for at least 1/2 hour.

    Step 5

    While chicken is left to marinade, finely chopped some lemongrass.

    Step 6

    Also chopped some bird's eye chillies ( chili padi ).

    Step 7

    And finely chopped some green lime kaffir leaves.

    Step 8

    Mix tom yam paste in the water.

    Step 9

    Then melt some butter in a non-stick pan or wok to pan fry the chicken.

    Step 10

    Add in the marinated chicken pieces.

    Step 11

    With low to medium heat, pan-fry the chicken until golden brown.

    Step 12

    Then add in chopped lemongrass, bird's eye chillies and fine kaffir leaves.

    Step 13

    Stir fry until aromatic.

    Step 14

    Next add the tom yam-water solution.

    Step 15

    With low heat, continue to stir fry.

    Step 16

    Fry until dry and the sauce has been fully absorbed into the chicken pieces.

    Step 17

    Dish up onto serving platter. And you're done!

    Step 18

    Garnish with some chopped green kaffir leaves, lemongrass and red chillies. Serve with piping hot steamed rice.

    Step 19

    Do access for details on this delicious yet simple butter chicken with an Asian twist dish. SO ENJOY!