Recipe By Skye
Published Jun 19th
Barbequed Thai Style Chicken
Prep 15m Cook 30m Additional 3h 30m Ready In 4h 15m
Servings 6 servings Calories 324.4

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.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 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

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 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.
  2. 2 Place chicken in a large shallow dish. Rub with the cilantro paste. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator at least 3 hours, or overnight.
  3. 3 Preheat grill for high heat.
  4. 4 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.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 324.4
  • Carbohydrate 5.9 g
  • Cholesterol 99.6 mg
  • Fat 18.3 g
  • Fiber 0.9 g
  • Protein 32.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 6.3 g
  • Sodium 640.8 mg
  • Sugar 3.6 g


  1. I mixed the marinade in a ziplock bag and then added fresh chicken then put in deep freezer to take camping. It took a day or so to thaw in the cooler and was great on the grill however I did use a disposable tin tray to cook on the marinade has a bright yellow - Read more ...
  2. 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 - Read more ...
  3. 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 - Read more ...
  4. Wow! We've made this a couple times and LOVE it! Next time I'm going to put it on skewers to make grilling easier. (The smaller pieces are tastier but they're hard to grill.)
  5. 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.
  6. Excellent recipe but DEFINITELY wear gloves while handling the peppers and the completed marinade. I didn't and ended up soaking my hands in cold/ice water for hours!