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The chicken wings I’ve been telling you about.

In the post about my Thai Grilled Chicken Wings, I never took or posted the final pictures of the wings, because my hands were occupied grilling them and serving afterwards. This time, I had to make sure to bust out my phone to snap a quick shot for you! Hope you will try the recipe this summer!  

Better late than never, ha? 😀 Remember to make a refreshing salad to go with it, too.

Thai it, you’ll love it!!

Til then..

Chicken wings.

Garlic, black pepper corn, cilantro roots and fish sauce marinated chicken wings

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Best Thai Grilled Chicken Recipe by Kanchana Rubino

Quick Thai lesson for today: ‘chicken’ is called Gai, and ‘to grill’- Yang.  

So I wanted to share with you my Gai Yang recipe today. I have been meaning to post it for quite a while now, so I am glad I could do it finally! As it is getting sunnier, warmer and beautiful here in Southern California (as it is most of the year!), it is time to get serious about BBQ again. This recipe is a part of the menu of my Thai cooking lessons. However, it is not so widely known yet and is not requested often as much as I like to share it. It is quite easy to make and above all, the flavors explode with every single bite you take. The secret is in the Cilantro roots, which you can find if you buy your cilantro at a farmer’s market. I usually buy cilantro there and what I do is cut off the stem with the roots and clean the dirt off with a pairing knife under the sink. scrub off as much dirt as you can. Then, pat them dry, put them in a zip top bag and freeze. They last months in the freezer. You can also use it when you make home-made chicken stock for a great aroma. Very mmm mmm good!  

Your friends and family will absolutely love this recipe, I promise! I probably cook this for gatherings at least 20 times a year. And it is still exciting! So here is the recipe and I have pictures step-by-step. I hope you will try it when you have a chance to.  DISCLAIMER: I didn’t have a free hand to take pictures of the end product, since I was busy turning the chicken wings. Be sure to use medium heat and to turn them often for crispy skin and evenly cooked meat!!

Black pepper corn to be freshly cracked.

Garlic & cilantro root

Mash garlic with the cilantro roots.

Black pepper, garlic and cilantro root paste.

Make a paste from pepper, cilantro root and garlic.

Fish Sauce

Add fish sauce(1/4 cup) and sugar (1/2 tbsp) to the paste.

 
Sauce & chicken wings.

Add the marinate to the chicken.

 
Marinate

Marinate at least 4 hours before grilling

So, I hope you will like this recipe. It is super easy and tastier than any other chicken marinate I have ever used myself and I think you will agree with me once you have tried. 

Thai it, you’ll like it!

Kanchana Rubino – http://www.sweetbasilinc.com – twitter @kanchanarubino

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