Chicken skewers with lime leaves

August 07, 2022 - 07:39
with Chef Nguyễn Thị Hà from The Metropole in Hà Nội
Chicken skewers in lemon leaves. Photo courtesy by Nguyễn Thị Hà

Time: 2hr

Serves: 6


- Chicken legs: 1.2kg

- Shallots: 150g

- Lime leaves: 50 leaves

- Fish sauce: 4tsp

- Fresh turmeric root: 30g

- Lime juice: 30ml

- Salt & pepper to taste

Chef Nguyễn Thị Hà from the Metropole in Hà Nội. Photo courtesy of Chef Hà


- Remove bones from chicken legs and cut into bite-size pieces

- Finely chop the shallots, and julienne the 12 lime leaves

- Peel the turmeric, coarsely cut them into pieces, blend it with some water and lime juice, strain through a sieve to keep the liquid

- Marinate the chicken with fish sauce, pepper, turmeric juice, shallots and julienne lime leaves for 15 minutes then add a tablespoon of cooking oil, marinate for at least 30min more

- Roll one piece of chicken in one lime leaf, skewer on a bamboo stick then grill on charcoal

- Serve hot with steamed rice, with a dipping sauce of fish sauce and lime juice. VNS