Thai Grilled Chicken

This is a huge favourite of my family. Once you make it and taste it, you’ll know why – it is spicy, tangy and sweet at the same time!


Spices to toast and powder:

  1. Black peppercorns – 1 tsp.
  2. Coriander seeds – 4 tbsp.
  3. Cumin seeds – 2 tbsp.
  4. Red chillies – 4 to 6

Other ingredients:

  1. Chicken thigh fillets – 1 1/2 kg
  2. Ginger – 2″ piece
  3. Garlic – 8 to 10 cloves
  4. Chopped coriander leaves – 4 tbsp.
  5. Soy sauce – 4 tbsp.
  6. Soft brown sugar – 2 tbsp.
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Lemon juice – 4 tbsp.


  1. Dry roast the spices till toasted and fragrant.
  2. Cool and powder. Keep aside.
  3. Grind together the ginger, garlic and lemon juice. Mix in a large bowl, the ginger, garlic pastes. the lemon juice, coriander leaves, the spice powder, soy sauce, brown sugar and salt to taste.
  4. Marinade the chicken pieces in this and refrigerate overnight (or at least for 2 hours. The longer it marinades, the better it is going to taste)
  5. Get your barbecue ready. Coals or gas or electric, the choice is yours.
  6. When the barbecue is ready, place the chicken thighs on it.
  7. When the side has cooked (about 15 minutes), turn it over on to the other side and grill, till done and you get some singe marks on the chicken.
  8. Your chicken is ready to be served!