Delicious chicken isn’t easy to do but this Indian Thai chicken recipe is unreal. Savory, spicy, herbal, and aromatic, it’s literally the best thing that could happen to chicken.
I really am not a huge fan of chicken. More often than not it’s dry, flavorless, or gamey. Not to mention, most people have no idea how to cook it – which is exactly why it ends up being dry and flavorless. So, needless to say, when there’s a chicken recipe that I like, I tend to shout it from the rooftops. This Indian Thai chicken recipe is one of them.
The first time I came across this beauty was in Thailand. I was absolutely blown away by it. Savory, spicy, sweet, and fruity. All the amazing flavors you expect from Indian food fused with the amazing flavors associated with Thai food. When I started researching this recipe I found a few online and I was convinced they were all wrong. Not because they were bad but because I had my own perceptions about what would or should go into this recipe. Clearly, the recipes were correct, I was wrong. This particular recipe is my own adaption of the fiery and sweet delight I had in Bangkok, and I can only hope that I did it justice.
Now for the tactical crap, you don’t have to spatchcock the bird if you don’t want to – that’s just how they do it in Thailand. Fun fact, they also spachcock the bird the opposite way we do here – meaning they cut the breastbone instead of the backbone. If you are going to spatchcock the bird, make sure you use a nicely sharpened knife or set of poultry sheers. As for the marinade, I do suggest marinading the bird for the 24 hrs, it really does make it divine. Also, this sucker cooks fast because of the coconut oil, and it flares up often – so be prepared! I haven’t made a skinless version yet, so I’d say leave the skin on because it really does hold in the flavor and seasoning. Lastly, enjoy – this sucker is FABULOUS!
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4 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories1676
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 78.8g 394%
- Cholesterol 113mg 38%
- Sodium 2384mg 100%
- Potassium 1474mg 43%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 7.5g 30%
- Sugars 68.8g
- Protein 37.1g 75%
- Calcium 19%
- Iron 70%
- Vitamin D 1%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.