Fragrant Fried Chicken

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Full of the delicious flavours of ginger, lemongrass, garlic, chilli and lime.
This chicken is easy to make and delicious to eat!


  • 1 size 16 Rangitikei chicken, chopped into portions
  • 2 cloves garlic,, sliced
  • 2cm knob fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped lemongrass
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves, finely sliced (or use grated lime zest)
  • 1 red chilli, finely sliced
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup rice wine
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • coriander leaves and lime wedges


Arrange the chicken in a shallow dish, sprinkle over the garlic, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves and chilli.

Heat the soy, rice wine and sugar together in a small saucepan, stirring to dissolve the sugar.  Pour this over the chicken and then refrigerate for at least 1 hour but longer if possible.

Heat a large frying pan over a medium heat, lift the chicken from the marinade and cook chicken until well coloured and cooked through.
About 5 minutes before the end of cooking, pour over the marinade and allow it to bubble and reduce.  Turn the chicken in the marinade.

Serve with coriander leaves and lime wedges.

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