“There are many dishes of food to go with rice.
Most of them are hot and spicy and
that is what Thai food is famous for.”
~ Thai Life
I love all the flavours in this dish!
Lemongrass is a must for Thai food.
I like to prepare my paste using my pestle and mortar.
- 6 pieces of chicken, drumsticks and thighs
- 1 red chilli, seeds removed and chopped
- small piece of ginger, grated
- 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
- 1 stick lemongrass, bruised and insides roughly chopped
- small bunch of fresh coriander
- 1 tbs dark brown sugar
- 1 lime, juice only
- 1tbs light soy sauce
- 1 tbs fish sauce, (nam pla)
In goes the soy and fish sauce to the marinade.
Chicken and marinade in a ziplock bag and into the fridge.
Roast in a hot oven.
- Using a sharp knife, cut slashes in the chicken drumsticks and thighs, then place in a plastic bag.
- Grind the chillies, ginger, garlic, lemon grass and coriander using a pestle and mortar and then stir in the sugar, lime juice, soy and fish sauce and pour over the chicken.
- Seal the bag and leave the chicken to marinate in the fridge for a few hours, or overnight if possible, tossing occasionally.
- Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas 6.
- Remove the chicken from the fridge half an hour before cooking to bring to room temperature.
- Arrange in a single layer in a roasting tin and reserve the marinade.
- Roast in the oven for 30 minutes baste the chicken with the juices, then continue to roast for 15 minutes, until the meat is cooked and the skin is caramelised.
- Remove from the oven, leave the chicken to rest on a warming plate.
- Place the roasting tin on a medium heat on the hob.
- Pour in the reserved marinade and bring to the boil, then simmer for a few minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon, until thickened and sticky.
- Pour the sauce over the chicken, scatter with coriander leaves and serve.
Baste with the pan juices after 25 minutes.
Add the reserved marinade to the pan juices and cook on the hob.
Whilst the cooked chicken rests, prepare the Thai Fried Rice, then serve.
This dish os so satisfying to make and eat…yum!