Trader Joe's Lemon Grass Chicken Stix

I have to admit, its pretty hard avoiding Trader Joe's! Ever since they've opened up in St. Matthews, I'll make any excuse to go. The employees there are so nice, whenever we walk in we are always greeted with smiles. The kids tend to have a good time as well... they have these little shopping carts available for them to push around, and at checkout they give them stickers (Very kid friendly, huge plus for mom's trying to keep the kids somewhat occupied.). On Saturday's, they have a cheese tasting table in the wine shop! I love their cheese and wine. If I'm not mistaken, I *think* they have a policy that they allow you to try anything in the store as well? I've never done it, but I think I've heard that somewhere.


Anyways, aside from it being a great store, one of my favorite things to grab, are their Lemongrass Chicken Stix. WOW these are delicious. If you've never had lemon grass before, its like a light lemon flavored herb (I actually think it tastes more like limes), followed with a strong citrus-y & sour flavor. I've had it before in Vietnamese foods, and I've really enjoyed it cooked in meats. Although I've eaten meats cooks in lemon grass, I've never personally made it myself. I bought some dried lemon grass & and lemon grass paste that's sitting in my pantry... Hopefully I'll get a chance to play with it soon. (I have no clue how to cook with lemon grass!)

These are what the "Stix" look like, they have a crunchy wrap, and are filled with chicken, spices, and lemon grass. They're really easy to make, you just pop them in the oven, and bake according to the instructions. I can't rave enough about Trader Joe's, everything that I've tried has been really good thus far. I like to dip these in Ponzu sauce (available at ethnic Asian Stores.), and eat them as a side dish to noodles, or Pancit.

Have you been to Trader Joe's? What are your favorite things to get? I'm always looking for new recommendations!

These were purchased at:

Trader Joe's
4600 Shelbyville Rd.
Louisville, Ky.  40207
(502) 895-1361


  1. Wait, a policy that you can try anything in the store? I need to look this up and go visit the one two hours away! That looks so dang good!!!