Grilled Thai Coconut Chicken Thighs

"This is one of my fam's favorite dishes (my 8 yr old son, P1, loves it!) and it's super easy to make too. Lots of chopping, but I find that more therapeutic then shopping sometimes :) COOKING NOTE: Sometimes I hate to use the grill so this does well in the broiler too. Just use a baking sheet lined with foil topped with a non-coated cooling rack. Also fill bottom of pan with 1/2 cup of water to help cook evenly and keeps the meat juicy. Based a few times to get a nice thick, saucy coating."
photo by MixnVixn photo by MixnVixn
photo by MixnVixn
Ready In:
1hr 25mins




  • Combined all prepared marinated items in a large Ziploc baggie along with chicken thighs. Seal baggie and massage marinade into the chicken well. Let set in frig for 1 hour to overnight. The longer they sit, the more flavor they will develop.
  • Preheat grill to reach med-high heat. Brush hot grill with olive oil so meat doe not stick. Strain off marinade into a small sauce pan, bring to a boil then lower heat to simmer until reduces to a thick consistency. Reserve half and use remaining as basting sauce during grilling process.
  • Grill chicken for about 12 minutes on each side, basting with marinade reduction often.
  • Remove from grill. top with reserved chopped green onion and serve reserved marinade reduction on side. I also like to serve mine with Green Sticky Rice and Orange Broccoli :).

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  1. I decided to braise my chicken thighs in the marinade and they came out great! In the intro part you mention the word ‘based’. Do you mean ‘basted’? Lately we’ve been told not to rinse poultry prior to cooking, due to risk of contamination. Your thoughts? In step 1 you mention the word ‘ frig’. Is it supposed to be fridge? In step 2 you wrote the word ‘doe’. Do you mean does? In step 4 the letter T in top is not capitalized. Let me know if I’m missing something, because I’m trying to learn from the best so I can maybe one day start my own professional food blog!
  2. This recipe came out so delicious.! The whole family loved it and we eat Thai food often I only had 1/2 cup of Hoisin sauce but I don’t think that hurt at all. I read this online and thought it looked so good but it was even better than I anticipated!!



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