Lemongrass Hens

Lemongrass Hens

This simple Thai inspired marinade uses sweet, sour and spicy ingredients to infuse flavour into a whole chicken.

Ingredients

  • Serves: 2
  • Prep Time:
  • Cook Time:
  • 1 Rock Cornish hen
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) fish sauce
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, minced
  • or
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) lemon purée
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) cayenne pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F).

  2. In a large bowl or resealable plastic bag, mix all ingredients except chicken. Add the chicken, coat well and marinate in the refrigerator for 4 hours (or more if possible).

  3. Place chicken on a baking sheet covered in aluminum foil. Bake in preheated oven for about 40 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in the breast or thigh indicates 77°C (170°F).

  4. Serve with wide rice noodles and snow peas.

For optimal flavour, spatchcock the chicken before marinating. Remove the backbone using a knife or kitchen shears and pull open to flatten. This way, the chicken can marinate perfectly.

Nutrition Info

  • Per 160 g serving Amount
  • Calories 180
  • Protein 25 g
  • Fat 4 g
  • Saturated Fat 1 g
  • Carbohydrate 9 g
  • Fibre 0 g
  • Sugar 8 g
  • Cholesterol 110 mg
  • Sodium 1470 mg
  • Per 160 g serving % Daily Value
  • Potassium 13
  • Calcium 4
  • Iron 8
  • Vitamin A 4
  • Vitamin C 10
  • Vitamin B6 30
  • Vitamin B12 28
  • Folate 7
  • Magnesium 24
  • Zinc 18

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