Hmong Broiled Chicken – Nqaij Qaib Hau / Nqaij qaib Vom

Hmong broiled chicken
Hmong broiled chicken



Hmong Broiled Chicken is my favorite thing to eat with the family. It’s healthy, simple, and oh so delicious! The Hmong people use freshly killed chickens which could be purchased at the asian or Hmong stores. Freshly killed chickens are more chewy than say a Foster’s chicken but they are a lot more healthy and tasty.

Ingredients for 1 whole freshly killed chicken

  • 1 whole freshly killed chicken (found in asian/hmong stores)
  • 1 lemongrass stalk
  • ~2 TB of salt
  • ~ 2 TB of Knorr chicken powder
  • 4-5 quarts of water
  • freshly ground black pepper

1. Prepare a pot of water and boil it at medium-high heat. Rinse the chicken and set it in the pot. add the lemongrass stalk, salt, and Knorr powder into the pot as well.

2. it takes around 30-45 minutes for the chicken to cook.  At this time, taste your broth, add more salt if needed. take the chicken out, chop it up into small pieces and set them into a big mixing bowl.

3. add a pinch of 1/2 TB of salt and 1/2 TB of black pepper. toss the chickens well. add more salt and black pepper and toss again if needed.

4. For 1 serving: Serve a couple chicken pieces with some rice and broth.

4 thoughts on “Hmong Broiled Chicken – Nqaij Qaib Hau / Nqaij qaib Vom

  1. I think you mean “boiled” instead of broiled. I too am a huge fan of boiled chicken especially with some good spicey pepper! I also enjoy the broth on the side with extra black pepper and salt. Very healthy meal.

  2. What a spectacular website! I know hmong broiled is the most common meals ever but I will be getting married soon and would like to know how to actually cut the chicken up to my in law’s or elder’s liking, instead of randomly cutting it.

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