Thai Barbecue Chicken With Sweet-Hot Dipping Sauce

Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

In Thailand, I understand that this is street food. When I lived in L.A., my co-workers and I used to visit a restaurant simply called Thai BBQ. It served this kind of marinated barbecued chicken, as well as other bbq items, all served with sticky rice and this tasty sauce for dipping. They also had "Thai Iced Tea", made with sweetened condensed milk, but I found it to be too cloyingly sweet. The chicken, though! Yum!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir together all the marinade ingredients.
  2. Add chicken and toss to coat.
  3. Marinate at room temp 45 minutes or overnight, chilled.
  4. Bring vinegar to a boil in a non-reactive pan.
  5. Add sugar and simmer 5 minutes, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
  6. Add the garlic, salt, and sambal and remove from heat.
  7. Cool before serving.
  8. Remove chicken from marinade and discard the marinade.
  9. Grill or broil 7-10 minutes on each side, until juices run clear.
  10. Serve with sticky rice and dipping sauce.
Most Helpful

5 5

This has gone directly in my Favorite Chicken recipes cook book. The most melt-in-the-mouth dish featuring boneless skinless chicken thighs ever. I didn't know they could be that tender. The flavor is simply amazing. Love the dipping sauce - I even drizzed it on my salad! Now to try to find a substitute for the coconut milk so that Kat can try it too. Thanks soooo much!

5 5

This was terrific. Used Thai chili sauce in the dip sauce mix. WHOOO WHEEE spicy, YUM. Grilled the chicken (boneless/skinless breasts) outside. Very good.