BBQ Lemongrass Chicken

    4 hours 35 minutes

    This dish is a popular in Thailand. It is a delicious, simple and really easy to prepare recipe that goes well with a salad.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 stalks lemon grass
    • 2 tablespoons salt
    • 12 cloves garlic
    • 5 tablespoons peeled and diced fresh turmeric
    • 1 teaspoon whole white peppercorns
    • 1 (1 to 1.5 kg) whole chicken

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:4hours marinating  ›  Ready in:4hours35min 

    1. Cut roots and leafy tops off the lemon grass stalks. In a mortar and pestle pound lemongrass, salt, garlic, turmeric and pepper into a fine paste.
    2. Cut open chicken lengthwise. Separate into 2 pieces and rinse well. Rub chicken with mixed spice paste. Marinate in refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight.
    3. BBQ over moderate heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until well done and evenly brown. Serve hot.
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    I've used this recipe several times now with some slight variations with what I had on hand. I used ground lemon grass in a tube, and I used 2 TBSP of dried ground tumeric. I put all the marinade ingredients in a ziploc bag and used a mallet to crush it all together. I then scooped the paste out and rubbed it all over the chicken, put the chicken back in the bag and marinated for several hours. It is a DELICIOUS way to prepare chicken, and has become one of our favorites.  -  26 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Delicious! A word of caution though, this has permanently stained my marble mortar and pestle a bright orange. Any ideas on how to remove the stain?  -  15 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    My husband and I enjoyed this recipe very much.  -  12 Feb 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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