YIELDS: 2 Servings PREP TIME: 15 mins COOK TIME: 15 mins TOTAL TIME: 30 mins 

These incredibly easy to prepare braised chicken legs are bursting with flavor thanks to the use of Vietnamese staples like lemongrass, curry powder, and fish sauce. 


7 oz chicken legs 
1-2 tsp curry powder 
2 tsp chopped lemongrass 
1 tsp chicken bouillon 
1 tsp sugar 
1 tbsp fish sauce
2 tbsp vegetable oil 
½ tsp pepper 
½ tsp chopped chili 
1 tsp chopped shallot 
1 tsp chopped green onion
1 cup fresh water 
Steamed white rice, for serving
Sliced cucumbers, for serving

Medium saucepan 
Cutting board 


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the chicken legs with all ingredients except the water. 
  2. Mix well and let marinate for about 15-20 minutes. 
  3. Simmer over low heat until most of the sauce has been absorbed into the chicken. 
  4. Add the cup of water and continue simmering until the sauce has thickened and the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F. 
  5. Serve over steamed white rice with sliced cucumbers.