Lemongrass Chicken Drumsticks

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recipe by Octopus Publishing https://octopusbooks.co.uk/

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    2hrs 15mins
  • Serves icon
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Fragrant and gently spiced, this slow-cooked chicken dish would be delicious served with steamed rice and stir-fried greens. The same method would also work well with skin-on chicken thighs.

recipe updated Jan 27, 2020


  • Lemongrass stalk icon
    Lemongrass stalk
    6 tbsp (36g)
  • Fresh chili icon
    Fresh chili
    1 (20g)
  • Sunflower oil icon
    Sunflower oil
    1 tbsp (15ml)
  • Chicken drumsticks icon
    Chicken drumsticks
    12 (1380g)
  • Onion icon
    1 (140g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Lemongrass stalk icon
    Lemongrass stalk
    x 1 (about 12g)
  • Curry paste icon
    Curry paste
    2 tbsp (33g)
  • Cane sugar icon
    Cane sugar
    1 tbsp (13g)
  • Chicken stock icon
    Chicken stock
    250ml (250ml)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed


  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Dutch oven
  • kCook icon Plate

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat oven - 140°C
  2. Add sunflower oil to a clean Dutch oven
  3. Heat
  4. Add chicken drumsticks to the Dutch oven
  5. Fry evenly until browned - 6 min, medium heat
  6. Transfer content of Dutch oven to plate then set aside
  7. Add onion to the Dutch oven
  8. Fry - 10 min, low heat
  9. Add garlic clove, lemongrass stalk, lemongrass stalk, fresh chili and curry paste to the Dutch oven
  10. Fry - 2 min, low heat
  11. Add cane sugar and chicken stock to the Dutch oven
  12. Season with salt & pepper to taste
  13. Heat until boiling and cover
  14. Cook until tender - 1 hr 30 min, 140°C
  15. Serve immediately
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