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Thai Coconut Chicken

Thai Coconut Chicken Recipe

  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt (kosher or sea)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh lemongrass, or 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 can coconut milk (about 13½ ounces)
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, trimmed (see Note), or 2 strips lemon zest (each 2 by ½ inches)
  • 1 chicken (3½ to 4 pounds)
  • Coconut Peanut Sauce
  • 2 cups wood chips or chunks (optional; preferably oak or apple), soaked for 1 hour in water to cover, then drained
  • 1 clean empty 12-ounce beer or soda can with 2 additional holes made in its top or a vertical chicken roaster
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Nutritional information
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 591kcal (30%)
Total Fat 44g (68%)
Saturated Fat 14g (71%)
Cholesterol 181mg (60%)
Total Carbohydrate 1g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 45g
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.



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