Thai Cilantro Chicken Legs

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by mariposa13

Needs to marinate over night. I love cilantro so this sounds good to me!

Top Review by newlandnic

Oh so good! I wouldn't change a thing. This chicken had a great balance of flavors and aromas which is what Thai cuisine is all about. I do wonder what what it might taste like if you replaced the buttermilk for coconut milk and added some lemon grass.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine buttermilk, coconut, cilantro, garlic, salt and pepper in electric blender.
  2. Whirl at high speed until pureed.
  3. Pour into heavy-plastic food-storage bag.
  4. Loosen skin on chicken legs.
  5. Pull back from meat, leaving attached.
  6. Add the chicken legs to bag, squishing to coat with the marinade.
  7. Push out all the air; seal and marinate in refrigerator overnight.
  8. Remove chicken from bag.
  9. Pull skin back over meat.
  10. Grill or broil 6 inches from heat for 45 to 50 minutes or until no longer pink near bone, turning legs over halfway through cooking.
  11. Garnish with cilantro.

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