Thai Chicken

I got inspired to try this recipe by Malou Prestado’s blog post on her version of crispy fried chicken.  Before Malou fried her chicken she marinated it in fish sauce, lemon juice, and garlic for a couple of hours.  I’ve had an entire jar of it in my pantry for the past 4 months and no idea what to do with it… I never thought to use it as a marinade.  I then went onto A Taste of Thai’s website where I found another marinade recipe made with fish sauce and ultimately came up with the following.

Thai Chicken
Ingredients:

  • 4 large chicken thighs
  • ½ cup fish sauce
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 1 tablespoon coconut palm sugar
  • 1 tablespoon jalapeno hot sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • 2-3 tablespoons coconut oil

In a small blender, I used my roommate’s Magic Bullet, combine the fish sauce, lime juice, palm sugar, jalapeno hot sauce, and garlic until they are well mixed.  Put your chicken into a large bowl and pour the fish sauce marinade over it.  Cover the bowl of chicken with a lid or saran wrap and let it marinade in the refrigerator for any amount of time between 2 hours and 2 days.  I let mine marinade for about 26 hours.

Once you are ready to cook your chicken, heat up the coconut oil on a skillet over medium heat.  When the oil is hot, add the chicken thighs to the skillet and cook for 4 minutes on each side.  Then add a little of your fish sauce mixture to the pan, reduce the heat to medium low, and let the chicken simmer until it is completely cooked through.

Enjoy! 🙂

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5 thoughts on “Thai Chicken

  1. My favorite Thai restaurant in my hometown has the BEST crispy chicken. Never quite been able to duplicate at home. Looks yummy. We aren’t buying chicken these days because we don’t have easy access to pasture-raised chicken in my small town. We are raising rabbits as a substitute and I will soon be having my first taste of rabbit in a few weeks. Maybe we’ll see if we can do something like this with rabbit meat once we get our feet wet with rabbit recipes.

  2. We’ve talked about it before but never tried it. Because we move so frequently and always live in rental properties it’s been a challenge to consider any kind of farm animal raising or gardening. But the property we are on now is good for the rabbits. We probably could have figured out a way to do chickens but the rabbits were a little more simple so we went with that. Plus, Don thinks they will be easier to process than chickens. If you look up rabbits vs chickens online, you’ll see a wide range of opinions on which is better but a lot of folks do say it’s easier to process rabbits.

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