Lemongrass and Ginger Chicken

Lemongrass and ginger chicken recipe

I’m home sick from work today (boo – flu season here again) and it’s prompted me to share an old favourite recipe of mine – Lemongrass and ginger chicken. It’s loaded up with ginger, garlic and chilli – a flu-fighting combination I swear by.

I usually cook this in the slow cooker because the meat ends up melting in your mouth and the sauce goes all kind of caramelised and sticky. You could of course just cook it on the stove or in the oven on a low heat.

This is also a good one for people who are time-poor. Recipe below 🙂 (Note I can’t recall where the original recipe came from to give due credit to its owner – my apologies!).

Cauliflower fried rice is also super-easy and quick to make meal.

Lemongrass and Ginger Chicken Recipe

Serves 4, approx 230 calories per serve


8 chicken drumsticks (skin removed) or thigh fillets.

2 onions, sliced

at least 1tbl each of FRESH chopped garlic and ginger

2 sticks of lemongrass, chopped and squashed a bit to bruise them and release flavour

2 tbls oyster sauce

1/4 cup soy sauce

1 cup chicken stock

1 tsp chopped fresh chilli

* You can vary this to taste by adding more or less of the above ingredients, or adding extra spices. Star anise goes nicely, for example.


Lay the chicken in the base of the slow cooker bowl or casserole, layer or pour all other ingredients over – set and forget!

This is what it looks like in the morning when you leave for work:

lemongrass and ginger chicken - before it's cooked

And this is what it looks like when you get home 6, 8, 10 hours later, when pulled out of the oven.

lemongrass and chicken cooked

Enjoy with rice and any green veg, or as is more my style these days, just with a pile of green vegetables!

ginger chicken and lemongrass - ready to eat

Yum! So glad I dug this one out. It’s definitely going on my menu plan for later this week.


3 thoughts on “Lemongrass and Ginger Chicken

  1. Yum! This looks amazing. I’m going to make this on the weekend. It’s probably not an expensive recipe either, if you’re cash poor as well as time poor.

    In your experience, does the ginger and garlic combo boost your immunity in general, or just when you are already coming down with something?

    1. gigenfitness@gmail.com · Edit

      Hi Rosy 🙂 I found it works best when coming down with something. I used to take a general ‘Immunity’ multivitamin combo – echinacea, garlic, zinc and vitamin C together but didn’t find that it did anything to prevent me getting fairly regular colds, but for some reason when I feel the symptoms come on it can help. Tonight I had a stirfry loaded up with garlic, ginger and chilli so will be interesting to see if I feel any better in the morning! Let me know if you like the recipe 🙂

  2. This was so good. I changed it slightly by using chopped chicken breast and I baked it at 180 for 25 minutes and it was perfect. I’m definitely making this one again. Thank you!


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