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Thai Grilled Chicken with Sweet Chile Dipping Sauce

Rated as 4.59 out of 5 Stars

"There are so many versions of this street food found in Thailand. Mine has been in our family for years, and we serve it with a tangy sweet chili sauce that really goes well with this easy dish. We often make a large quantity for parties as all our friends request this."
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1 d 45 m servings 332
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. In a shallow dish, mix together the coconut milk, fish sauce, 2 tablespoons minced garlic, cilantro, turmeric, curry powder, and white pepper. Add chicken, and turn to coat. Cover, and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat grill for high heat.
  3. In a saucepan, combine vinegar, water, sugar, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, bird's eye chile, and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer until liquid is reduced, about 5 minutes. Stir sauce from time to time. Remove from heat and allow to cool before use.
  4. Lightly oil grill grate. Discard marinade, and place chicken on the grill. Cook for 10 minutes per side, or until slightly charred and juices run clear. Brush with sauce before serving. Serve remaining sauce on the side for dipping.


  • Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cook time, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 332 calories; 19 16.1 24.4 73 769 Full nutrition

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This is such a great recipe! I lived in Thailand for a year -- this is just like the kind of delicious chicken sold by street vendors all over Thailand. The chili sauce is key! Note: If you w...

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The flavor of the chicken seemed to contrast with the flavor of the dipping sauce. I really did enjoy the dipping sauce though...

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This is such a great recipe! I lived in Thailand for a year -- this is just like the kind of delicious chicken sold by street vendors all over Thailand. The chili sauce is key! Note: If you w...

Very good, strong flavor. The dipping sauce is perfect. Make sure you follow the recipe on it, though. I thought it would be too thin, so I simmered it longer and it turned into a really tast...

I'm not even close to being an allstar cook, but when I made this for my husband, his mind was blown. The marinade was so awesome I had to sample the chicken even though I am a lifetime vegetari...

Quoted from 2 sources tonight, "This chicken is awesome." I made kabobs from marinated boneless skinless breasts (because thats what I had). Love the marinade - will definitely make again! Thank...

This chicken recipe is delicious! I think the key, though, is a long marinating time. Not by choice, I ended up marinating chicken thighs for 2 1/2 days. Wow! Fabulous flavor!!

This chicken is AWESOME! I used drumsticks; next time will try it using wings. Great for parties because it tastes good served at room temp, too.

This was terrific. I ended up marinating the chicken for 3 days, wow! My only disapointment was that I did not find the coconut milk to have really lent it's flavor to the meat. Next time, I ...

Pretty good chicken recipe. My husband used chicken breasts instead of half a chicken and marinated them in the curry mixture overnight. Next time he says he'd cut the amount of fish sauce in ha...

I found this an interesting way to marinate chicken and the flavours were quite pleasant. I put in extra cumin so that spice seemed stronger than any other flavour. I used a whole can of cocon...