This Grilled Thai Curry Cilantro Garlic Chicken is a wonderful summer dish. Serve with Thai Sweet Chili Sauce.
This post has been updated to include more photos and a video.
Although it’s not quite summer, it sure does feel like it. School is almost out, my college boys are home, and grilling is back. We finally decided to invest in some outdoor furniture so we can spend more time outside this summer. I’m now wondering what took us so long. Our college boys are asking the same question…”why didn’t you do this when we were home?” Well, we’re fortunate they are home this summer, so that is precisely why we decided better late then never.
I’ve been making this Grilled Thai Curry Cilantro Garlic Chicken for years, and it’s a family favorite. We sometimes serve it with Sweet Thai Chili Sauce, which compliments the herbs and spices in this chicken dish.
I use chicken thighs or drumsticks because I think it stays moist and juicy, and has more flavor than breast meat.This chicken is best marinated overnight, so try to plan ahead; otherwise, if you marinate it in the morning, you’ll be good to go. If you’re really in a pinch, score the chicken on both sides so the marinade penetrates the pieces faster. I’ve done this and let the chicken marinate just two hours, and it’s still delicious.
One trick I use when I grill chicken or fish is to place the chicken or fish on a baking tray lined with a piece of lightly oiled foil.
I slide the whole thing on to the grill – this makes it so much easier to turn the pieces of chicken or fish and there’s no grill scraping in involved.
Here’s a video to show you how this Grilled Thai Curry Cilantro Garlic Chicken is made:
For more Thai grilling recipes, check out these recipes:
Thai Coconut Curry Chicken with Peanut Sauce (with red curry paste)
Grilled Thai Chicken Recipe
- 2 1/2 pounds chicken pieces on the bone
Thai Chicken Marinade
- 4 tablespoons fish sauce
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 cup coconut milk canned
- 2 tablespoons garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons cilantro roots or stems minced
- Mix together Thai Chicken Marinade in large bowl. Add chicken and toss well to coat all pieces. Marinate in refrigerator overnight.
- Grill until done.