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Spice Up Your BBQ with Barbequed Thai Chicken!

11 May 2018

Simply using our finest quality chicken thighs, you can create a tasty barbecue treat that’s full of exotic flavours and for the ultimate summer meal that everyone will adore – perfect for BBQ month!
Made in just 1 hour and serves up to 4 people, you can guarantee our chicken will taste great in this recipe…

Ingredients:
• Medium sized chicken – (about 1½ kg), spatchcocked
• 2 stalks lemongrass, kept whole
• 1 tsp black peppercorns, 8 garlic cloves, large handful coriander stalks,1 stalk lemongrass, chopped, 1 juiced lime, 3 tbsp Thai fish sauce, 2 tbsp brown sugar – for the marinade

You will need:
• Metal skewers

Method:

1. Crush the peppercorns, then add the garlic and crush again
2. Add the coriander stalks and chopped lemongrass, and bash to a rough paste.
3. Stir in the lime juice, fish sauce and sugar and mix until the sugar dissolves.
4. Poke a metal skewer through the leg and breast on either side of the chicken then add a lemongrass stalk.
5. Sit the chicken in a dish and pour over the marinade – squelch it around so the bird is completely coated, then cover and chill in the fridge for as long as possible or overnight.
6. Remove the chicken from the fridge an hour before cooking. Set a lidded barbecue up for indirect cooking with a foil drip tray on the coal-free side.
7. When the coals are very hot, lay the chicken, bone-side down, over the coal-free side, with the legs closest to the coals.
8. Cover with the lid and arrange the vents for maximum air circulation. Cook the chicken for 50 mins-1 hr until a thermometer reads 70C (or a little higher) when stuck into the thickest part of the thigh or the juices run clear.
9. Poke the coals about so they flare up again, then, using a pair of tongs, carefully flip the chicken.
10. Cook until the skin has browned, and the thermometer reads 75C.
11. Lift onto a board, leave to rest for 10 mins, then remove the lemongrass and carve.

Just like that you can have a yummy BBQ dish that friends and family will love!