Healthy Vietnamese Chicken Recipe

Sticky and sweet (and surprisingly healthy), this mouthwatering Vietnamese Chicken recipe is a keeper. Whether you’re preparing a simple dinner for one or feeding the masses, this delicious dish from Dietlicious is a must-try; and with only fifteen minutes of roasting time, it’s a recipe you’ll turn to again and again.


Vietnamese Chicken Recipe

Makes 2


1 tsp dark brown sugar (unrefined) or your choice of rice malt or maple syrup
1 T sesame oil
3 T olive oil
Juice of 1 medium size lemon
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp allspice
3 medium cloves of finely chopped garlic
15 gm fresh ginger, finely grated
15 gm lemongrass, chopped
1 or 2 fresh thai chilis (to your taste!), halved
2 organic boneless, skinless chicken breasts (180 gm each approx.)
½ bunch coarsely chopped cilantro
½ bunch coarsely chopped mint
salt and pepper


1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celcius

2. In a mortar and pestle, combine all of the above ingredients.

3. Score the chicken breasts lightly and rub in the marinade.

5. Place the chicken breasts in a roasting tray and into the hot oven for 15 minutes.

6. Take out chicken, letting it rest for 10 minutes then serve with your choice of sides.


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