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If you like the fragrance of lemongrass, then this Lemongrass Fried Chicken Drumstick is a must-try recipe. For better taste, you may prepare it one day ahead and keep it refrigerated to marinate overnight.

Check out our lemongrass air fryer chicken chop and sesame fried chicken drumsticks as well, chicken lovers.

CHINESE VERSION: 香茅炸鸡腿

lemongrass Fried Chicken
 

Lemongrass Fried Chicken Drumsticks | MyKitchen101en

Yield: 8 pieces

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg chicken drumsticks (about 8 pcs, each about 125 g, cleaned)
  • 4 ½ tbsps cornstarch

Ingredients for marinade:

  • 6 stalks lemongrass
  • 1 sprig curry leaf
  • 15 g garlic
  • 20 g shallot
  • 40 g onion
  • 200 g water
  • ½ tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 2 ¾ tsps fine salt
  • 3 ½ tbsps fine sugar

Instructions:

1 Dry cleaned chicken drumsticks with kitchen towels.

 

2 Pierce chicken drumsticks with holes using a fork.

3 Combine lemongrass, curry leaf, garlic, shallot and onion in blender, add in 200 g of water, blend until fine. Add in ground pepper, curry powder, salt and sugar, blend until combined.

 

4 Pour half of marinade into zip lock bag, put in chicken drumsticks, pour in the remaining marinade, zip the bag, coat each drumstick well with marinade.

5 Keep refrigerated to marinate for at least 3 hours. (Reminder: I usually marinate it overnight for better taste.)

6 Transfer marinated chicken drumsticks to large pan (discard excess marinade), add in cornstarch, mix well.

7 Preheat 750 ml of cooking oil to 170°C/340°F, turn to medium heat. Put in chicken drumsticks, fry for about 11-12 minutes, until golden brown. (Reminder: If your drumstick is larger, then you need to increase the cooking time, adjust accordingly.)

8 Turn to medium-high heat for 1 minute before removing from oil.

9 Put fried chicken drumsticks on strainer ladle to drain off the oil.


lemongrass Fried Chicken

Lemongrass Fried Chicken Drumsticks

If you like the fragrance of lemongrass, then this Lemongrass Fried Chicken Drumstick is a must-try recipe. For better taste, you may prepare it one day ahead and keep it refrigerated to marinate overnight.

Rate

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinate 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 40 minutes
Course Appetizer, Chicken, Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Deep-fried
Servings 8 pieces
Calories 190 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 kg chicken drumsticks about 8 pcs, each about 125 g, cleaned
  • tbsps cornstarch

For marinade:

  • 6 stalks lemongrass
  • 1 sprig curry leaf
  • 15 g garlic
  • 20 g shallot
  • 40 g onion
  • 200 g water
  • ½ tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • tsps fine salt
  • tbsps fine sugar

Instructions
 

  • Dry cleaned chicken drumsticks with kitchen towels.
    Serai Fried Chicken
  • Pierce chicken drumsticks with holes using a fork.
    Serai Fried Chicken
  • Combine lemongrass, curry leaf, garlic, shallot and onion in blender, add in 200 g of water, blend until fine. Add in ground pepper, curry powder, salt and sugar, blend until combined.
    Serai Fried Chicken
  • Pour half of marinade into zip lock bag, put in chicken drumsticks, pour in the remaining marinade, zip the bag, coat each drumstick well with marinade.
    Serai Fried Chicken
  • Keep refrigerated to marinate for at least 3 hours. (Reminder: I usually marinate it overnight for better taste.)
    Serai Fried Chicken
  • Transfer marinated chicken drumsticks to large pan (discard excess marinade), add in cornstarch, mix well.
    Serai Fried Chicken
  • Preheat 750 ml of cooking oil to 170°C/340°F, turn to medium heat. Put in chicken drumsticks, fry for about 11-12 minutes, until golden brown. (Reminder: If your drumstick is larger, then you need to increase the cooking time, adjust accordingly.)
    Serai Fried Chicken
  • Turn to medium-high heat for 1 minute before removing from oil.
    Serai Fried Chicken
  • Put fried chicken drumsticks on strainer ladle to drain off the oil.
    Serai Fried Chicken

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Notes

This recipe yields 8 fried chicken drumsticks.
The nutritional value for reference is for 1 fried chicken drumstick.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 190kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 15gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 890mgPotassium: 296mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 51IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 2mg
Keyword fried chicken drumsticks, lemongrass fried chicken
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