Fri, 15 Sep 2006
Over the span of two weekends, I tried two wonderful chicken recipes: Maria's Thai Chicken (below), and Jennifer's Chicken Marinade.
I can't wait to try them myself.
Rob, You will need to double or quadruple the recipe for the cool rice noodle dressing if you are making more than a single serving. That recipe was published as a lunch for one using the leftover chicken. I think it is outstanding as an accompaniment for the grilled chicken for supper, though the recipe suggests steamed jasmine rice. Maria
Here is the recipe. It is from the June/July 2003 issue of Fine Cooking magazine. It was written by Su-Mei Yu who is the owner of Saffron restaurant in San Diego. She wrote the book Asian Grilling. Grilled Thai Chicken Marinade: 15 cloves garlic 1/4 tsp kosher salt 1 tsp coriander seeds, toasted and ground 1 Tbs white peppercorns, toasted and ground 3/4 C minced cilantro stems (from about 1 large bunch) 1/4 C soy sauce 2 Tbs vegetable oil Chicken: 1 whole chicken, 3 1/2 to 4 pounds, butterflied OR 2 chicken halves OR 6 whole chicken legs Grind coriander seed and white peppercorns in a mini food processor. Add the garlic cloves and mince them in the food processor. Add remaining ingredients: cilantro stems, soy sauce, salt, vegetable oil. Process until smooth (1-2 minutes) Chicken should marinate for a good 8 hours, though I think it's best with a 24 hour soak. I have used different cuts of chicken and they are all delicious. Sweet and Sour Sauce 1 Tbs dried chili flake (or prepared chili paste, to taste) 1/2 tsp kosher salt 3/4 C granulated sugar 1/4 C plus 2 Tbs rice vinegar 7 cloves garlic, minced Rice Noodle Salad 1/2 C Sweet and Sour Sauce (above) 2 Tbs fish sauce 3 Tbs fresh lime juice Mix above ingredients for dressing For rice noodle salad, toss cool prepared rice noodles with vegetables and herbs of choice (shredded carrot, red leaf lettuce, cucumber, sweet or green onion, bell peppers, fresh mint, fresh cilantro, fresh basil) Garnish with chopped peanuts if desired. Can top with the grilled chicken, shredded or still in portions. Maria
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See also: Thai BBQ Chicken