Thai Grilled Chicken (Gai Yang)

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  • 1 stalks (cut into small pieces; 50g)))
  • 30 g leaves (chopped )
  • 2 shallots
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 60 ml soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sauce
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon powder
  • 1800 g chicken
  • 400 g hot water
  • 5 tbsp cilantro
  • 1 scallions
  • 2 teaspoons chili peppers (optional)
  1. Marinate the chicken: Add the lemongrass, cilantro (coriander), shallots, and garlic to a mortar and pestle, and pound until pulverized

  2. You can also use a food processor for this step

  3. Add the oil, sugar, salt, black pepper, Thai soy sauces, fish sauce and turmeric (if using)

  4. Mix until well-combined

  5. You can butterfly or spatchcock your chicken for grilling like it’s done on the streets of Thailand

  6. However, I cut the chicken into individual pieces to ensure they’d cook properly

  7. This way, I can pull each piece off the grill once cooked

  8. Rub the chicken with the marinade paste, ensuring every piece is thoroughly coated

  9. Cover and place in the refrigerator to marinate overnight (or at least 12 hours)

  10. The next day, take the chicken out 1 to 2 hours before you’re ready to grill

  11. Make the sauce: In a small bowl, mix the sugar and hot water until the sugar is dissolved

  12. Mix in the rest of the sauce ingredients and set aside

  13. Cook the chicken: Place the chicken on the grill, and use any remaining marinade to baste the chicken while grilling

  14. Leave the marinade paste on the chicken, including any chunks of herbs as they will caramelize and add flavor

  15. Turn and baste the chicken often to create a nice flavorful outer crust

  16. Baste the chicken with the leftover marinade in the first half of the grilling process, but do not do this towards the end of cooking

  17. The raw chicken marinade needs enough time to fully cook

  18. Serve immediately with some coconut rice, your nam jim jeaw sauce, and lime wedges!

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