Thai Grilled Chicken: Lemongrass Grilled Chicken (ไก่ย่างตะไคร้)
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Thai
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Serves: 4
  • 2 stalks of lemongrass, trimmed and slice thinly
  • 5 large cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 teaspoons white peppercorns
  • 2 cilantro roots or 2 tablespoons finely-chopped cilantro stems
  • One chicken (weighing 2.5-3 pounds), spatchcocked and halved
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoons packed grated palm sugar or 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  1. Make a fine paste out of the sliced lemongrass, garlic, peppercorns, cilantro roots using a mortar or a mini-chopper.
  2. Put the chicken in a large mixing bowl and prick it all over with a fork.
  3. Add the aromatic paste to the chicken along with the remaining ingredients. Rub the seasoning into every nook and cranny of the chicken.
  4. Cover and chill for 3-4 hours.
  5. Grill over low heat for about 30-35 minutes until golden brown and juices run clear.
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