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Vietnamese Clay Pot Chicken

Vietnamese Clay Pot Chicken

Course Main
Cuisine Vietnamese
Keyword Vietnamese Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 185kcal


  • 1 whole chicken
  • 2 tbsp fresh galangal
  • 8 kaffir lime leaves
  • 3 lemongrass stalks
  • 3 shallots
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 bottle of light beer
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 lemons


  • Pre-heat the oven to 200C/390F
  • If you have a clay pot please soak beforehand, if not, you can use a normal casserole dish
  • Finely slice the shallots, lemongrass and galangal and mix with the kaffir lime leaves
  • Add the mixture to the chicken cavity and place in the cooking put with the cavity face up
  • Pour in half of the bottle of beer and save the other half for later in the cooking process
  • Brush the soy sauce and the oyster sauce over the outside of the chicken
  • Cover and cook for 30 minutes
  • Carefully remove from the oven and pour the remainder of the beer into the chicken cavity
  • Turn the heat to maximum and cook for a further 30 minutes (it may need longer if it is a large chicken)
  • Remove from the oven and serve with the salt and pepper sprinkled over the skin
  • Enjoy with wedges of lemon