Barbecue Chicken

Preparation info
  • Serves

    Four to Six

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Thai Food and Cooking

By Judy Bastyra and Becky Johnson

Published 2011

  • About

Chicken cooked on a barbecue is served almost everywhere in Thailand, from roadside stalls to sports stadia. This is the perfect dish for a summer party, but you can also cook this tasty chicken in the oven if the weather proves disappointing.


  • 1 chicken, about 1.5kg/3-3½ lb, cut into 8-10 pieces
  • lime wedges and fresh red chillies, to garnish


  1. Make the marinade. Cut off the lower 5cm/2in of the lemon grass stalks and chop them coarsely. Put into a food processor with the ginger, garlic, shallots, coriander, sugar, coconut milk and sauces and process until smooth.

  2. Place the chicken pieces in a dish, pour over the marinade and stir to mix well. Cover the dish and leave in a cool place to mari