Thai Grilled Chicken Recipe (Gai Yang)

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2 lb / 1 kg chicken thigh fillets (skinless, boneless) (Note 1)


1 large lemongrass stalk , white part only very finely chopped (about 2 tbsp) (Note 2)

6 cloves garlic , minced

2 tbsp lime juice

2 tsp finely chopped red chili (optional but recommended)

3 tbsp fish sauce

2 tbsp Chinese cooking wine , sherry or sake (Japanese cooking wine) (Note 4)

1 tsp sesame oil (optional)

3 tbsp brown sugar or palm sugar

2 tbsp honey (or 1 tbsp brown sugar)

1/2 tbsp black pepper (adjust to taste – this adds spiciness)

To Serve

Lime wedges

Red chili , finely sliced (optional)

Cilantro / coriander leaves (optional)


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