Friday, September 6, 2013

Thai Style Grilled Chicken Thighs



I know I usually do Flashback Friday today but my camera gave me some fits this week so I didn't have the pictures I wanted to use. Plus this whole week has been dedicated to the CookingPlanit T-fal reviews and giveaway, so I only had one recipe this week and that was for my Garden Fresh Tomato and Bacon Frittata. Which brought me to the decision to ditch Flashback Friday for a week and just bring you one of my favorite recipes for chicken.


I always talk about how much I love Mexican food, but I adore Asian flavors just as much really. I guess to me Mexican food is more of a comfort food, whereas Asian food is just a flavor party in my mouth! The combination of sweet/salty/spicy just makes me a happy happy girl. 

I know I have mentioned that, with my move from CA to the Pacific Northwest, I have had a very difficult time finding good Mexican food here. Well not so with Asian cuisine. If I am willing to drive a bit (about 45 minutes to Seattle from here) there are plenty of restaurants for me to choose from. I am not a big fan of driving that far but I am planning on hitting a few of them in the near future!

I have played around with some Asian flavors for several of my dishes like my Vietnamese Style Steak, Spicy Sesame Peanut Noodles, and Slow Cooker Asian Style Ribs. But I look forward to experimenting with so much more!




Thai Style Grilled Chicken Thighs 


12 chicken thighs
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1" piece of ginger, grated
2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
1 serrano pepper, minced (can substitute a jalapeno if you don't want it as spicy)
1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar


Combine all ingredients except chicken in a large zipper bag and mix thoroughly. Add chicken and allow to marinate at least one hour, overnight if possible.

Grill chicken over medium-high heat for approx 5 to 7 minutes per side depending on the size of the chicken thighs.

Serves 4 to 6

ENJOY!!

46 comments:

  1. I would love, love these and I could use agave instead of brown sugar. They are making me really hungry.

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  2. They look amazing honestly could just imagine biting into them! x

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    1. They are so very yummy and juicy. That is why I love grilling chicken thighs.

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  3. YUM I saw Thai and I saw chicken. That was all I needed.

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  4. The color on this chicken is amazing. I bet it's really good!

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    1. Thanks Angie I was really happy with how the pictures came out. Sometimes they don't do the food justice ya know?

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  5. I am going to make this, it sounds so good plus we have all the ingredients! I am around 45 minutes to an hour south of Seattle too! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Well hello neighbor!! I hope you enjoy :)

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  6. You are the wonderful chef, loved this recipe..i will try to make this with some Indian herbs :)

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    1. Thanks so much Akhil!! I would love to hear what spices you try. I am really wanting to experiment with Indian flavors. There aren't any Indian restaurants near me.

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  7. The thigh is my husband's favorite cut of chicken. I'll share the recipe with him.

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  8. You are a girl after my own heart! Thai food is my absolute favorite to cook. I've pinned these and can't wait to make them!

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    1. Awesome Michelle! I love them because they are simple but sooooo good!

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  9. Just looking at this chicken makes me want to eat. I'm going to have to ask hubby to do this for me. He's a whiz at the grill.

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    1. I hope you do! I would love to hear what you think :)

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  10. Oh my those look terrific! I love Asian inspired food. I am going to have to try this! Thanks for the recipe.

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    1. You are so welcome Melinda! I hope you enjoy them!

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  11. Mmm, looks and sound good. I have got to try this recipe. We like to eat Asian cooking. This is right up our ally.

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    1. Fantastic! I am so glad you enjoy the recipe!

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  12. Hi Bobbi
    Your recipe calls for boneless and skinless thighs yet the photo appears to have both. Did you try using the boneless and skinless and did they come out okay? I'm wondering what would the cooking time be then. Thanks

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    1. WOW thanks. Force of habit I put boneless/skinless. I will change that right now LOL

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  13. This looks delicious. I'm not a big fan of dark chicken meat so I will probably substitute breasts for the thighs. Do you think I will need to make any adjustments to make sure they don't turn out dry since thighs are typically fattier?

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    1. If you use boneless skinless I would slice them in half if they are big breasts, so they are no more than an inch thick. Then I cook them about 5 minutes per side.

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  14. oh I definitely want to try these. I wonder how they would be without the sugar? Maybe I could substitute stevia. Hmmmm. Looks awesome!

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  15. My daughter loves anything Thai and this is gluten free so she could eat this. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. I am usually not big on dark meat, by my oh my, that looks so good! Definitely want to try this real soon! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    1. I hope you do Theresa, I think you will really like them!

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  17. These look delicious. The way that they are prepared, I could just imagine the meat coming right off the bone once they are prepared.

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    1. I love to grill the thighs. Between the marinade and the slight smoky flavor the grilling gives them, they are so good.

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  18. We loved chicken thighs, this looks so yummy! I saved the recipe. :)

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  19. This recipe looks wonderful. Ill have to try it out tonight maybe, since I already planned on going to the store

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    1. I hope you do give it a try. It is a great recipe :)

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  20. That picture is making my mouth water! This is definitely going on my To Try list!

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    1. I am so glad Courtney. It is really easy and soooo good!

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  21. Now I know what I can make tomorrow night! This looks so yummy, and my hubby and I were just talking about buying some chicken thighs!

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    1. It was fate that you found it LOL I hope you enjoy!!

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  22. YUM! These look SOOO good! Thanks for linking them up to Let's Get Real!

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