Thai Barbecue Chicken W/ Spicy Dipping Sauce

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

A simple tasty way to grill chicken (or pork loin!). This comes from the Hot Sour Salty Sweet cookbook. I usually serve it with sticky rice and stir fried veggies, but it's very versatile! Use less or more crushed red pepper flakes according to your taste--this can get quite fiery!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make the sauce, bring vinegar to a boil in small non-reactive sauce pan. Add sugar and stir till dissolved. Reduce heat to medium and let simmer 5 minutes. Add 2 cloves garlic and crushed red peppers. Cool to room temperature and pour into glass jar. Leftovers will keep in the fridge for a couple weeks.
  2. To make the meat, combine peppercorns, 5 cloves garlic, coriander seed, and fish sauce in mini food processor. Whir till a lumpish paste forms (if needed, finish grinding with a mortar and pestle). Spread paste over chicken and cover. Marinate in the refrigerator for several hours.
  3. Preheat a grill or broiler. Thread meat onto skewers and grill for 3-4 minutes on a side. Serve with dipping sauce.
  4. Marination time not included in time to make.


Most Helpful

Wow! This is delicious. We loved the dipping sauce. The chicken came out nice and moist. I cut the recipe down to serve two. So I just used my mortar and pestle to mash everything up. Served it with recipe #238240 and recipe #28243. Thanks for posting. :)

teresas May 21, 2009

This is fantastic! Super flavorful. Quick and easy. I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs instead of breasts, and the meat turned out so moist and juicy. I also did not skewer the chicken, just grilled it in a hot cast-iron pan. Served with white rice, and the dipping sauce. So good. Will definitely make again.

Daniel'sWife February 18, 2008

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