Looking to eating healthier in the New Year? Try this quick and healthy chicken dish that’s bursting with flavour from The Medicinal Chef Dale Pinnock.

Nutty lemongrass chicken
(Faith Mason/PA)
Nutty lemongrass chicken
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Nutrition Facts
Nutty lemongrass chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 794 Calories from Fat 522
% Daily Value*
Fat 58g89%
Saturated Fat 44g275%
Cholesterol 145mg48%
Sodium 369mg16%
Potassium 1518mg43%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 55g110%
Vitamin A 115IU2%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutty lemongrass chicken

A quick and healthy chicken dish that's full of flavour
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4
Calories: 794kcal
Author: Dale Pinnock


  • Deep frying pan or sauté pan


  • 1 red onion
  • 5 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2 sticks of lemongrass bashed
  • 1 green chilli finely chopped
  • Olive oil
  • 800 ml canned coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp (heaped) peanut butter
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 4 chicken breasts diced
  • 2 large handfuls of baby spinach
  • 1 lime juiced
  • Salt to taste


  • In a pan, sauté the onion, garlic, lemon grass and chilli in a little olive oil, along with a good pinch of salt, until the onion has softened.
  • Add the coconut milk, stir in the peanut butter and turmeric and simmer for around 10 minutes until the sauce starts to thicken and the flavour of the lemon grass really begins to penetrate the dish.
  • Add the diced chicken and continue to simmer for around 15 minutes until cooked through.
  • Add the spinach and allow it to wilt before squeezing in the lime juice. Serve.


Calories: 794kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 58g | Saturated Fat: 44g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 369mg | Potassium: 1518mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 5mg


Eat Shop Save by Dale Pinnock is published by Mitchell Beazley. Photography by Faith Mason. 

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