I just love Thai cuisine! Having had the good fortune to visit Thailand twice and experience truly authentic (and very hot and spicy) Thai food, I’m always on the look out for great recipes (and great Thai restaurants). One of my favorite food bloggers, Sam, from My Carolina Kitchen, posted a wonderful, grill-outside-don’t-heat-the-kitchen recipe for chicken that really pleases the taste buds and satisfies one’s Thai food fix. Sam is a food professional and I trust her judgement and the recipes that she develops.
I had to try her recipe for BBQ Thai Chicken and just happened to have all of the ingredients on hand . . . I love it when that happens!
The chicken marinates in a sweet and spicy coconut marinade for 4 hours. And oh does this marinade make the chicken moist and bursting with flavor. When you first read the ingredients you might think that this is going to be spicy-hot. But it really was not; in fact, it gave the chicken perfect undertones of lime, coconut, red pepper, and cilantro.
We just loved it!
I served this with basmati rice cooked in Tom Gha Kai coconut chicken soup . . . superb! And served some bright green, fresh steamed broccoli alongside a fresh fruit salad.
I would have preferred to serve my recipe for Thai Cucumber Salad, but my husband’s tummy can’t handle cucumbers. But here’s a photo and link for the recipe (also on my sidebar) for you. It would pair perfectly with the chicken.