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Spicy lemongrass roast chicken. These roast chicken are very flavorful, and cooked in a cast-iron skillet from stove top to oven. Super easy and you will want to make them again and again and again.

Spicy Lemongrass Roast Chicken

Spicy Lemongrass Roast Chicken

What's in the marinade?

Let me start listing the ingredients for the marinating sauce. You need chilies (I use 2 bird eyes, you can use any red chilies of your choice), garlic, shallot (or onion), lemongrass, and kaffir lime leaves (or lime zest).

You will also need oil, sugar, fish sauce, and oyster sauce.

Simply blitz away everything in a food processor, then mix this with skin-on bone-in chicken thighs.

The minimum marinating time is 2 hours, but if you have the time, please leave it overnight for maximum flavors.

Spicy Lemongrass Roast Chicken

Spicy Lemongrass Roast Chicken

Oven proof skillet or pan

You will need a skillet or pan that can move from stove top to oven, and I highly prefer using a cast-iron skillet for job like this.

It is best if you can choose a pan that the chicken can fit quite comfortably, not too snug, and not too loose. A 10.25” cast-iron pan is the best size for 4 chicken thighs.

Spicy Lemongrass Roast Chicken

Spicy Lemongrass Roast Chicken

Sear first, then into the oven

Cooking these chicken cannot be easier. Start by preheating your oven to 350 Fahrenheit (180 Celsius).

Once the oven is hot, heat 2 tablespoon of oil over medium high heat in a cast-iron skillet and place the chicken thighs skin-side down and sear for 5 minutes.

Turn off the stove, flip the chicken, then add all the remaining marinating sauce.

Bake (roast) in oven for 25 minutes, or just until the chicken is cooked.

Spicy Lemongrass Roast Chicken

Spicy Lemongrass Roast Chicken

Serving the roast chicken

Remove roast chicken from oven, tilt the pan so you can spoon sauce over the chicken.

Transfer to serving plate, garnish with thinly sliced scallions (and more chilies if you want).

I usually serve these roast chicken with steamed white rice.

Spicy Lemongrass Roast Chicken

Spicy Lemongrass Roast Chicken