Barbequed Thai Style Chicken


Rich, exciting flavors make this grilled chicken a household 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.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


  • 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


  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. 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. Preheat grill for high heat.

  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 (per serving)

324 Calories
18g Fat
6g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 324
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 641mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 36mg 178%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 395mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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