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Ayam Goreng Serai {Fried Lemongrass Chicken)

I would like to wish all my Muslims readers Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri. May this Eid al-Fitr bring you an abundance of joy, luck, happiness, and great health!

This is Ayam Goreng Serai or Fried Lemongrass Chicken. The fried chicken is crispy on the outside, aromatic, moist, and tender on the inside.

Ayam Goreng Serai (Fried Lemongrass Chicken)


6 Pieces (600 grams) Boneless Chicken Thighs
1 Tbsp Lime Juice
1 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
1 Small Egg, beaten
1 Tbsp Corn Starch
Peanut or Vegetable Oil, for deep-frying

Lemongrass Paste:
4 to 5 Stalks Lemongrass, chopped
2 Shallots, chopped
1/2 inch Ginger, chopped
2 Cloves Garlic
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder


Marinate the chicken pieces for about 2 to 3 hours in the refrigerator. Bring it back to room temperature before frying.

Heat oil in the wok over high heat. When ready, turn the heat to medium high. Fry the chicken in 2 batches, until golden brown, crispy and aromatic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain well on paper towel. Serve warm or at room temperature.


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