Barbequed Thai Style Chicken

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Created by: Skye
Rich, exciting flavors make this grilled chicken an exotic favorite. Arrange cooked chicken pieces on a serving platter lined with salad greens or a banana leaf. Garnish with cilantro (coriander) sprigs and serve with salad or steamed rice.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Additional 3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 15 mins
SERVINGS 6 people


  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro with roots
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 3 small red hot chile peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 (3 pound) chicken, cut into pieces
  • ¼ cup coconut milk


  • Cut cilantro roots off at the stem, and mince thoroughly. Set aside a few leaves for garnish. In a blender or food processor, combine cilantro roots and leaves, garlic, chile peppers, turmeric, curry powder, sugar, and salt. Process to a coarse paste. Pour in fish sauce, and blend until smooth.
    1 bunch fresh cilantro with roots, 3 cloves garlic, peeled, 3 small red hot chile peppers, seeded and chopped, 1 teaspoon ground turmeric, 1 teaspoon curry powder, 1 tablespoon white sugar, 1 pinch salt, 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • Place chicken in a large shallow dish. Rub with the cilantro paste. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator at least 3 hours, or overnight.
    1 (3 pound) chicken, cut into pieces
  • Preheat grill for high heat.
  • Lightly oil the grill grate. Place chicken on the prepared grill, and brush liberally with coconut milk. Grill chicken 8 to 15 minutes on each side, depending on the size of the pieces. Turn only once, and baste occasionally with coconut cream. Cook until browned and tender, and juices run clear.
    ¼ cup coconut milk, 1 (3 pound) chicken, cut into pieces


Serving: 6gCalories: 324.4kcalCarbohydrates: 5.9gProtein: 32.8gFat: 18.3gSaturated Fat: 6.3gCholesterol: 99.6mgSodium: 640.8mgPotassium: 394.6mgFiber: 0.9gSugar: 3.6gVitamin A: 1034.7IUVitamin C: 35.6mgCalcium: 35.7mgIron: 2.5mg

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