Thai Grilled Chicken

Author: Canadian Living

All over southeast Asia, chicken is marinated with aromatics, such as coriander and lime, then grilled and served with a dipping sauce.

Serve With:
Grilled vegetables and coconut rice (replace half of the cooking liquid with coconut milk)

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: May 2002

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander including stems and roots
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon chopped gingerroot
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime rind
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 lbs chicken pieces
  • 8 Coriander sprigs
Dipping Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped bird chili or 2 tsp/10 ml jalapeno pepper

Method

In food processor, pur?together chopped coriander, garlic, fish sauce, lime juice and ginger. Add lime rind, coriander seeds, sugar, pepper and cayenne; pur?until smooth, scraping down bowl often.

Place chicken in bowl; add coriander mixture and turn to coat. Cover; marinate in refrigerator for 8 hours, turning often. (Make-ahead: Marinate for up to 24 hours.)

Dipping Sauce: In bowl, combine lime juice, fish sauce, garlic, sugar and chilies; set aside.

Reserving any marinade, place chicken, bone side down, on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and cook for 15 minutes, basting with marinade. Turn and cook until juices run clear when chicken is pierced, about 30 minutes. Garnish with coriander sprigs; serve with dipping sauce.

Nutritional facts Per each of 8 servings: about

  • Sodium 785 mg
  • Protein 30 g
  • Calories 206.0
  • Total fat 8 g
  • Cholesterol 89 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 4 g

%RDI

  • Iron 11.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 5.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 3.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 3.0
  • Vitamin C 5.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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