It had been years since I’d made this Grilled Thai Chicken and that was definitely a major oversight. The Asian flavors from coconut milk, lime juice, garlic, fish sauce and cilantro impart a magnificent flavor and make for one outstanding entree!
Grilled Thai Chicken
When I spotted this grilled Thai chicken recipe on Roz’s blog, La Bella Vita, I knew instantly I’d love this chicken. Just full of delicious Asian flavors, it’s the perfect light dinner. Who doesn’t need that after all the holiday indulging?
I halved the Sriracha and red pepper flakes to tone down the spice factor so not to overwhelm the hubby’s delicate palate, but I think the family could have handled the full dose. I left a range so feel free to use the full amount (or more) if you like spicy. Fish sauce can be quite salty, so there’s no need to additional salt, but a little freshly ground black pepper is a nice addition.
I’ve made loads of wonderful friends from the world of food blogging and met many of them in person over the last 6 years. I resurrected this old post so I could tell you about Roz. If you’re not already a fan of La Bella Vita, be sure to scurry on over. You will fall for all Roz’s gorgeous Italian dishes and more. She is also one of the biggest-hearted, talented bloggers ever.
I have to let you in on a little secret. About a year into blogging, I realized that I had met Roz in real life decades ago. Isn’t that remarkable??? She left the kindest comment on my blog, and slowly we put two and two together. We grew up only blocks away from each other, and her youngest sister, Kelly, is one of my dearest friends. But there is enough of an age difference that when I was hanging out at Kelly’s, Roz was busy with high school activities or off to college.
Kelly and I even trekked down to St. Louis when we were in college to visit a mutual friend, and that city happened to be Roz’s home at the time. Roz invited us to dinner and prepared a gourmet feast right out of Bon Appetit. I’m certain our unsophisticated palates didn’t fully appreciate her creations, especially her exquisite boozed up poached pears, but I do now! I know you’ll enjoy this grilled Thai chicken as well as the rest of her delectable recipes.
Healthy Make Ahead Freezer Meals
This week, the Sunday Supper Crew is focusing on healthy, make-ahead meals. Did you know that you can put meat and a marinade into a Ziploc bag, seal it and pop it in the freezer for later use?? Isn’t that a terrific idea?
When you’re ready to cook, defrost the sealed bag of marinated chicken overnight in the refrigerator (time may vary depending on your fridge and how full it is), and grill as directed. As the chicken defrosts, the marinade has a chance to infuse into the meat.
You can also make a double batch of this recipe and divvy it up into two bags. One goes into the freezer for later, and the other half can be grilled that day! Check out some more healthy, make ahead freezer meals from my Sunday Supper friends:
Frozen Fruits and Veggies
- Cauliflower Mash Potatoes by April Golightly
- Easy Whole30 Barbecue Sauce by Cricket’s Confections
- Make-Ahead Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Bowl by Wholistic Woman
- Roasted Vegetable Bisque by Bites of Wellness
- Spinach Baked Ziti Make Ahead Freezer Meal by Sunday Supper
- Vegetable Soup with Meatballs by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie by Pies and Plots
Preparing Some Protein
- Chicken Sausage and Rice Soup by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Grilled Thai Chicken by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Make-Ahead & Freeze Black Bean Taco Burgers by Hardly A Goddess
- Salsa Chicken Burrito Bowls by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Sang Choy Bao – Chinese Lettuce Wraps by Caroline’s Cooking
I also love this quick and easy Chicken, Broccoli and Bell Pepper Stir Fry for another delicious weekday supper recipe!
Used to Make This Recipe:
- Santoku Knife (great sharp knife for chopping and mincing)
- Cutting Board (I love a cutting board that is dishwasher safe.)
- Fish Sauce
Grilled Thai Chicken
A fabulous chicken marinade full of Asian flavors. Adapted from The Beach House Cookbook
- Prep Time: 20 mins
- Cook Time: 20 mins
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 6 servings
- Cuisine: Entree, Chicken
- 1 cup coconut milk (mix before measuring)
- 1/3 cup nam pla (Asian fish sauce)
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- 4 small cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- 2 shallots, peeled and minced
- 1/2-1 teaspoon hot sauce, I used Sriracha
- 1/2-1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 5-6 chicken breasts, bone-in and skin on
- 1 fresh lime, for garnish
- Combine the coconut milk, nam pla, lime juice, garlic, shallots, hot sauce, red pepper flakes, sugar, and cilantro in a large ziploc bag. Add the chicken and marinate for at least 4 hours in the refrigerator, turning occasionally.
- Grill till meat reaches an internal temperature of 160º. Serve with lime wedges.
To make ahead and cook on another day, place marinade and chicken in a ziploc bag, remove as much air as possible, and seal. Freeze.
The night before you plan to cook, pull the chicken out of the freezer and defrost in the refrigerator overnight (defrosting time may vary depending on your refrigerator). Grill as directed.
- Calories: 388kcal
- Sugar: 6g
- Sodium: 1363mg
- Fat: 23g
- Saturated Fat: 11g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 10g
- Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 36g
- Cholesterol: 102mg
The Sunday Supper Movement is committed to bringing our readers delicious recipes that encourage them to gather and eat together around the family table. Search for your favorite ingredients on our Sunday Supper website. Also check out the Sunday Supper Pinterest boards for plenty more ideas and inspiration.