Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins
A quick to prepare and extremely low-fat recipe from the 26 February 2007 issue of the Australian 'Woman's Day'. In Melbourne, we have many Thai restaurants and Thai recipes are featured regularly in our cooking magazines. NOT my sort of recipe: sounds way too hot for me, but I know that many others will love this! The preparation time below does not include the 15 minutes marinating time. I have suggested this recipe as also being suitable for picnics - where you'd take your marinated chicken in one container, and fresh salad greens in another container, and BBQ your chicken once you're at the picnic site.
- 125 g natural yoghurt or 125 g Greek yogurt
- 1⁄2 cup chopped coriander
- 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, finely chopped
- 1 stalk lemongrass, white part finely sliced
- 2 small fresh red chilies, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons fish sauce
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 12 chicken tenderloins, trimmed, flattened
- steamed asian greens, to serve
- hoisin sauce, to serve with Asian greens
- lime wedge, to serve
- In a bowl, combine the yoghurt, coriander, ginger, lemongrass, chilli, fish sauce and cumin.
- Add the chicken to the bowl and toss well to coat; allow to marinate for 15 minutes in the fridge; thread the chicken onto damp (see TIPS below) skewers.
- Heat a char-grill or pan on medium; spray with oil; cook skewers for 4-5 minutes each side until the chicken is cooked through; serve with lime wedges and steamed Asian greens.
- TIPS: Soak the skewers in water for 20 minutes before cooking, to prevent scorching. Steam Asian greens in a steamer over gently simmering water; drain and drizzle with hoisin to serve.
Comments rated this between 3 and 5, I did make some changes to suit our tastes in that I only used 1 tablespoon of ginger and as we do not like coriander (we find it overpowering) I did used a dash of ground coriander just enough to give a slight background flavour and served with steamed rice and steamed vegetables. Thank you bluemoon downunder for something we will tweak a little (do want to get that yoghurt into our diet and greek when cooking is certainly the way to go), made for 123 Hit Wonders.
I'll rate with no stars since I wasn't able to grill these outside, otherwise I followed the directions exactly. First let me say I love all of these ingredients and was excited to try this recipe. However, overall this was not my favorite. I cannot pinpoint exactly why, perhaps since they weren't grilled too much of the yogurt remained on the meat. I would like to revisit this recipe when I can grill outdoors since I love potatoes grilled that are basted with Greek yogurt.
These were very good - even though I adapted the ingredients a bit by using ginger powder (1 tsp instead of the fresh ginger), grated lemon peel (instead of lemon grass) and a jalapeno (instead of the red chilies). I also cooked this in the broiler instead of on the grill -- very good and enjoyed by all. Thanks for sharing!