Next summer my only daughter with husband and their 2 kids will come from the Netherlands to me, to visit me and my wife here in the North-Eastern part of Thailand.
For one of those days I will prepare everything to have a Thai grill party at our home together with family members of my wife.
The following delectable Thai BBQ dish offers a great balance of authentic flavors that are sure to delight. Both, easy to prepare and cook, this delicious taste of Thailand eats just as well as it looks.
Thai Grilled Chicken Ingredients
- 2 tbls. red curry paste
- 1-2 dried whole dried chilli, chopped
- 2 tbls. chopped shallot
- 1 tbls. garlic, chopped
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp. crushed coriander seeds
- 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp. cumin
- 1/8 tsp. ginger powder
- 2 tbls. vegetable oil
- 2 1/2 tbls. palm sugar
- 1 tbls. fish sauce
- 1 tsp. tamarind concentrate
- 1 lb chicken cut into 3/4″ sized pieces
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
To cook the Thai Grilled Chicken
- In a mortar & pestle, combine the first ten ingredients and crush them together to form a smooth paste. In a skillet over a medium heat, fry off the paste mixture in the vegetable oil, until the aromatic flavors are released.
- Add the coconut milk, fish sauce, palm sugar, and tamarind concentrate and then taste the mixture at this point.
- You should find that the paste has a creamy consistency and has pleasantly rich flavor.
- You may add more palm sugar if you want to make the it sweeter at this point.
- Remove the skillet from the heat and allow to cool.
- Pour the mixture over the chicken in a plastic container and then allow it to marinade overnight in the fridge.
- Place the chicken pieces onto bamboo skewers and then grill on a low to moderate heat until done, basting it with the marinade lightly during cooking.
Tip: Spray the grill lightly and brush with vegetable oil prior to lighting up the grill as this will help to prevent the chicken from sticking and breaking up. You may serve the Thai chicken alone or accompanied with jasmine rice and steamed vegetables on the side. This wonderful Thai dish will easily stand up to being served on its own as it’s flavors are simply in a league of its own. For a more substantial meal you can serve the Thai chicken skewers with a spicy satay sauce if you prefer, though to be honest it really does not need it, it tastes that good!