Thai Grilled Chicken In A Lemongrass Soy Sauce Marinade With Teriyaki Sauce

Chicken is a very popular dish in Thai cuisine, and whether it's spicy, sweet, or sour, the possibilities are endless. But no matter how you like it, you can't forget the most important component – lemongrass! So go ahead and try this grilled Thai chicken recipe and you'll feel just like you're on a summer vacation in Thailand.

You'll Need:

  • 2 whole chickens

For the marinade:

  • 7 fl oz soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 3-4 lemongrass stalks
  • 4 tsp grated ginger
  • 2 tsp black peppercorns
  • juice of 1 lime

For the teriyaki sauce:

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp ginger
  • 1 tbsp high-quality cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp + 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 5 fl oz soy sauce
  • 7 fl oz white wine
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds


  • 8 bamboo skewers
  • wire
  • grill

Here's How:

1. Flatten the lemongrass with a pot or the back of a knife and then cut it into rings.

2. Cut the garlic and ginger, add to a mortar together with the lemongrass and peppercorns, and crush everything. Add the brown sugar, soy sauce, and lime juice and mix everything together.

3. Cut the chickens down the middle, open them up, and lay them flat with the inside facing down on your work surface. Spread the marinade over the meat and let marinate overnight.

4. Stick a bamboo skewer through the thigh and wing on on side of the chicken. Place another skewer under the meat and tie the sticks together with wire. Repeat on the other side of the chicken and then repeat on the other chicken. Place the chickens on the grill and cook on low for 45 minutes, rotating every so often.

5. For the teriyaki sauce, roast the sesame seeds and set aside. Chop the ginger and garlic and cook them both in a bit of oil. Once the color begins to change, add the sesame oil and sugar and wait for the sugar to melt. Add the soy sauce and white wine and let it boil down to the desired consistency. Finally, add the roasted sesame seeds and serve the sauce with the chicken.

This chicken can also be cooked in the oven if you want to make it in the colder months, but no matter when you choose to enjoy it, there's no doubt that this dish is a Thai delight!

You can find the recipe for the Watermelon Chicken featured in the bonus video here.


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