This Thai BBQ recipe is packed with delicious flavor from the bold Thai spices and coconut milk that’s used to marinate the chicken in. Grilling the chicken on a hot barbeque only adds to its delicious, slightly charred flavor.
We love making this Thai bbq recipe when we’re looking for a way to mix things up with chicken. Like chicken satay, this Thai bbq recipe calls for dressing up chicken in a flavorful marinade and cooking the chicken on a hot grill.
The chicken in this recipe gets fantastic flavor from the coconut milk, curry powder, garlic, and ginger that’s used to dress it. The coconut milk also does a wonderful job of tenderizing the chicken.
We love serving this Thai bbq recipe with Thai sticky rice, but you could also pair the chicken with some grilled veggies for a low-carb version. Either way, this is a great recipe to serve up during a backyard party where you and your guests can gather around the grill and drool over this scrumptious dish!
Combine the coconut milk, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, curry powder, lemongrass, coriander root, sugar, and pepper in a blender and blend until smooth.
Remove the backbone from the chicken. Lay the chicken skin side up on the work surface and flatten it gently. Cut the chicken in half. Arrange the chicken halves in a baking dish. Pour the marinade over the chicken and rub the marinade all over the chicken. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours and up to 2 days.
Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a heavy large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set a rack over the baking sheet and arrange the chicken halves, cut side down, on the rack. Discard the excess marinade.
Roast the chicken in the oven until it is almost cooked through, about 45 minutes. Cool slightly.
Cut each chicken half into 4 pieces: 1 breast, 1 wing, 1 leg, and 1 thigh piece.
Prepare the barbecue or grill pan for medium-high heat. Grill the chicken pieces until they are just cooked through and golden brown, about 10 minutes.
Transfer the chicken to a platter and serve with the sticky rice and sweet chili sauce.