Aromatic Chicken

A featured Wine Club recipe for La Follette Wines.
Aromatic Chicken


Incredibly simple recipe with easy instructions and yields great results! This meal will surely bring out the best in a Chardonnay from a recent wine club shipment.

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 35 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes


For the Spice Paste:
• 1 lemongrass stalk, dry outer layers removed, inner core chopped
• 1 in piece of fresh ginger, coarsely chopped
• 2 kaffir lime leaves (find at an Asian market, or ask your produce person - they probably have them!)
• 3 shallots, peeled and chopped
• A bunch of cilantro stalks (finally a use for them! Save the leaves.)
• 2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
• Chilies (to taste), deseeded and finely chopped
• 1 tsp fish sauce
• 1 tsp turmeric

For the Chicken:
• 3 Tbs vegetable oil
• 3 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
• 12 de-boned chicken thighs (or breasts), roughly cubed
• 2 Tbs fish sauce
• 8 oz. chicken stock
• 1 tsp sugar
• 2 lemongrass stalks, dry outer layers removed, inner core chopped


For the Spice Paste:
Purée all the ingredients together in a blender or food processor.

For the Chicken:
Heat the oil in a wok, then add the garlic and sauté until golden. Add 1 Tbs of the paste along with the chicken and stir well. Add the fish sauce, chicken stock, sugar and lemongrass. Stir well and simmer for 15 minutes. Garnish with the coriander leaves and serve with rice.

Recipe provided by La Follette Wines.