Recipe :: Thai Grilled Chicken

27 Aug 2015

Made this Thai Grilled Chicken a while ago, before I went away on a long trip.

Since I  just got back from a long trip to the US I’m easing back slowly into the swing of things and got into cooking at home again. It’s been over six weeks since I last edited a food video! It feels weird to even be sitting in front of the computer again. When I came back from my trip, I had a depressed appetite and wasn’t feeling inspired to eat for the first week. But that was eventually recalibrated with a throw-caution-to-the-wind heaping of lechon (Filipino roasted pig) from Iskina Cebu and prawn noodles  dotted with deep fried pork lard cubes – as evidenced on my Instagram posts. D’oh, I need to turn a blind eye from my weighing scale for a while.

Thai Grilled Chicken Recipe

For this Thai Grilled Chicken recipe, I bought a whole kampong (free range) chicken and spatchcocked it. I saved the head, scrawny legs, and backbone in the freezer to make stock for another day.

Thai Grilled Chicken Recipe

Thai Grilled Chicken Recipe

Thai Grilled Chicken Recipe

Thai Grilled Chicken Recipe

Thai Grilled Chicken Recipe

Thai Grilled Chicken

1 whole chicken
2 stalks lemongrass
2 pcs coriander root
4-6 cloves garlic
3 Tbs palm sugar
2 Tbs white pepper
2 Tbs fish sauce
2 Tbs oyster sauce

Clean and spatchcock the chicken. In a blender, blitz chopped lemongrass, garlic, coriander root, white pepper, and palm sugar until mixture resembles a watery paste. Pour over chicken and add fish sauce, oyster sauce. Coat chicken well and refrigerate overnight.

In a pan or on a barbecue grill, cook chicken over low heat. Be careful not to burn the chicken as the sugar content in the marinade caramelizes rapidly.

Serving suggestion: over glutinous rice with Sriracha sauce or sweet Thai chili sauce.

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Thai Grilled Chicken Recipe

My other remedy to combat post-vacation blues is grit teeth, hunker down, and keep busy. Cooking, filming it, then blogging + amplifying it on social media platforms is one such endeavor. Uh, I won’t go into the two Lee Min Ho K-dramas I bulldozed through back to back to get over my jetlag. x_x

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