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Omsom Vietnamese Lemongrass BBQ Chicken Recipe


Omsom Vietnamese Lemongrass BBQ Chicken

Equipment Needed

  • mixing bowl
  • skillet

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

2 Servings



Prep your chicken:

  1. Slice chicken thinly, about ½ inch thick.
  2. Season chicken with ½ tsp. each of salt and pepper.
  3. Combine chicken, 1 tsp. oil, and the Omsom starter in the mixing bowl.
  4. Stir to coat chicken evenly. Marinate for at least 15 minutes or overnight for bolder flavor.

Let’s get cooking:

  1. On medium high, heat 1 tbsp. oil in the skillet for 2 minutes. Cook chicken for 3 minutes, letting it sear on one side. Stir and cook for another 3 minutes or until cooked through.
  2. You’re done! Serve with some of our suggested favorites. Enjoy!

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Serve With:

Traditional: Serve with Mama Pham’s Nước Mắm (Dipping Fish Sauce), rice noodles, cucumber, cilantro, mint, and crushed peanuts.

Mix it up: Serve on a bed of greens, cilantro, and mint.

Mama Pham’s Nuoc Mam (Dipping Fish Sauce) Recipe

Equipment Needed


Cooking Time: 15 minutes

1 1/4 Cup Servings


  • 6 tbsp. warm water
  • 4 tbsp. sugar
  • 6 tbsp. fish sauce
  • 1 lime, halved
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bird’s eye chili pepper, thinly sliced


Pro tip: This recipe makes more than enough for the lemongrass. The leftover sauce keeps well in the fridge and can be used to liven up lots of dishes!

  • Put sugar and water into a bowl, then mix until sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Add fish sauce and stir.
  • Squeeze lime juice and scrape pulp into this mixture. (Pro tip: Use a fork to scrape out the flavorful pulp, but not the bitter membrane.)
  • Add garlic and chilis to taste. Enjoy! You’ll see the chopped garlic, chilis, and even some lime pulp floating.


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