Thai Grilled Chicken (Gai Yang)
Thai Grilled Chicken (Gai Yang)
  • prep: 10 min
  • cook: 6 min
  • total: 16 min
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  • Summary

    The marinade for this chicken is true to the authentic Thai grilled chicken (Gai Yang). Traditional Gai Yang is served with a dipping sauce but I find chicken thighs so juicy that it doesn't need it. Instead, I incorporate the flavour into the Marinade. Traditionally this is cooked over charcoal which gives it a wonderful smokey flavour. But it really is fantastic even cooked on the stove or in the oven, though my preference is to cook it on the outdoor grill. The key ingredients are the lemongrass and fish sauce - don't omit or substitute these!

    Ingredients

    • 2lb / 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)
    • 1 tsp sesame oil (optional)
    • 3 tbsp brown sugar or palm sugar
    • 2 tbsp honey (or 1 tbsp brown sugar)
    • ½ tbsp black pepper
    • Lime wedges
    • Red chili, finely sliced (optional)
    • Cilantro / coriander leaves (optional)

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 5
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 396 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 15 g 23.33%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 6.21%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 170 mg 56.51%
    • Sodium: 1124 mg 46.83%
    • Calcium: 11 mg 1.12%
    • Potassium: 52 mg 1.49%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 9.94%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 20 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 10%
    • Sugar: 14 g
    • Protein: 39 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0.15%
    • Vitamin C 19.18%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs1
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat5
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total5 oz-eq

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