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Thai Grilled Chicken Recipe

Pasture Raised Chicken

Pasture Raised ChickenPrep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 12 minutes

Total Time 17 minutes

Author: Kate Kordsmeier |

Serves: 4 servings

This Thai Grilled Chicken recipe is a fun twist on BBQ chicken with a bright and tangy Thai marinade. Thai chicken is easy, healthy and bursting with flavor, the perfect American meets Thai food recipe for summer grilling.


  • ¼ cup fish sauce (I recommend Red Boat brand)
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon coconut sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 6-8 pieces of chicken, bone-in, skin-on (can use breast, thigh, legs, wings)

InstructionsThai Grilled Chicken

  1. In a small glass bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients (fish sauce through black pepper) and stir to combine.
  2. Place chicken in a ziplock bag and pour marinade over top, reserving ¼ cup. Toss the chicken in the bag to coat and allow to marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes up to overnight.
  3. Preheat gas grill to medium-high. Once hot, add the chicken pieces, skin side down. Cook for 5 minutes over direct heat. Then flip the chicken and move to indirect heat. Take the reserved marinade and brush over top of the chicken skin with a pastry brush. Cook for 7 minutes, or until an internal thermometer reads 160F.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you don’t have a gas grill, follow the instructions for grilling chicken on your charcoal grill. Or you can use a cast-iron skillet.

Thanks to Kate Kordsmeier, the founder of Root + Revel and freelance food and travel writer for this amazing recipe.

PHOTO CREDITS: Heidi Geldhauser