BBQ Thai Style Chicken

    3 hours 45 min

    Fresh and exciting flavours make this barbecued chicken a crowd-pleasing favourite. To serve, arrange the chicken on a banana leaf if possible and garnish with fresh coriander.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 bunch fresh coriander with roots
    • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
    • 3 small hot red chillies, seeded and chopped
    • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 1 teaspoon curry powder
    • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
    • 1 (1.3kg) chicken, cut into pieces
    • 60ml coconut milk

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:3hr marinating  ›  Ready in:3hr45min 

    1. Cut coriander roots off at the stem, and mince thoroughly. Set aside a few leaves for garnish. In a blender or food processor, combine coriander roots and leaves, garlic, chillis, turmeric, curry powder, sugar and salt. Process to a coarse paste. Pour in fish sauce and blend until smooth.
    2. Place chicken in a large shallow dish. Rub with the coriander paste. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator at least 3 hours or overnight.
    3. Preheat barbecue for high heat.
    4. Lightly oil the cooking grate. Place chicken on the prepared barbecue, and brush liberally with coconut milk. Barbecue 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.

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    Delicious Thai Taste. My family thought it tasted just like they ordered it from their favorite Thai Restaurant. I served the chicken with Peanutty Noodles.  -  06 May 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I was in a hurry to cook dinner and picked this recipe based on everyone else's great reviews. We all loved the chicken, although my husband and I enjoyed it more than the kids. Will definetly make again. Have been wondering why the recipe calls out for *breast halves, chopped*. Why chopped? Also, the directions call it *coriander paste* - where is the coriander in the ingredients??6/7/04-I made this recipe again last night and pleased to see recipe was corrected based on my input. This time I used boneless chicken breasts and they were fantasic. Also, instead of fish sauce - I use soy sauce. Thank you again for a *10* recipe.  -  05 Apr 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Excellent chicken! I thought the cilantro would be overpowering, but it wasn't. The taste was delicious and even my picky pre-teen children loved it. I used boneless chicken breasts, grilled about 7 minutes per side and they turned out moist and tender. I'd serve this to even the pickiest eaters because the taste is so flavorful.  -  06 Jun 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)