Lemongrass and fish sauce, found in Asian markets, lend an exotic flair to more familiar chicken and rice. This fast feast is ready in 25 minutes.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

25 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • For sauce, in a small bowl stir together fish sauce, lime juice, and lemongrass or lemon peel; set aside.

  • Coat an unheated large nonstick wok or 12-inch nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Add red onion and garlic to hot wok or skillet; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add cucumber, pineapple, and chile peppers. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from wok or skillet.

  • Add chicken to hot wok or skillet. Cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink. Return onion mixture to wok or skillet; add pea pods. Add sauce. Cook and stir about 1 minute or until heated through. Serve immediately over hot cooked rice. If desired, sprinkle with snipped cilantro. Makes 4 servings.


Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

Nutrition Facts

327 calories; fat 3g; cholesterol 49mg; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 49g; insoluble fiber 5g; protein 26g; sodium 541mg.