Thai barbecued chicken recipe

Thai barbecued chicken recipe




  • 1 kg deboned chicken breasts/thighs, cut into 4cm squarish-chunks
  • 2 tbsp black peppercorns
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 coriander stalks, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 cup coconut milk


In a mortar and pestle, crush the garlic and peppercorns until they make a paste.

Add coriander and continue to pound until it forms a paste.

Combine the paste, fish sauce and coconut milk in a container and stir together.

Add the chicken pieces to the marinade and stir to coat. Cover and refridgerate for 1-2 hours.

Preheat griddle/frypan or BBQ and coat with oil.

Lay marinated chicken pieces in the pan and and cook for 4 minutes or until golden brown on each side.

Set aside to rest whilst you plate up rice.


  • Back in the day where a takeaway or dining in a restaurant was at least a weekly ritual, hubby and I used to frequent a few Thai takeaway places. However our order never changed. Pad Thai for hubby, Gai Yang (Thai barbecued chicken) and rice for me.
  • I was thrilled to discover that this recipe fulfilled my need for Thai takeaway without having to leave home or pay $15 a serve!
  • This chicken is popular with everyone even the kids eat it and ask for seconds!
  • This recipe was created by Melissa Klemke for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.


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