Easy Thai Baked Chicken
March 12, 2018
Categories: Dinner, Main Dish, Poultry, Chicken, Asian, Thai, Easy/Beginner Cooking, Freezer (OAMC), Make-Ahead, Entertaining, Romantic Dinner, Sunday Dinner, Weeknight Meals, Blender, Food Processor, Grilling (Outdoor), Oven Bake, Gluten-Free, High Protein, No Eggs, Non-Dairy, Boneless Pieces, Kosher Meat more
"I had this at my sister's and we loved it big time! The chicken is full of the complex flavors of Thailand. Cilantro, jalapeno, ginger, basil, garlic and coriander all play well together to produce this aromatic, slightly spicy chicken that leaves you wanting more. This make ahead dish freezes well too. The prep time is the minimum amount of time for the chicken to be marinated."
- FOR MARINADE
- Serving Size: 1 (192.5 g)
- Calories 306.6
- Total Fat - 13.9 g
- Saturated Fat - 7.9 g
- Cholesterol - 102 mg
- Sodium - 678.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 7 g
- Dietary Fiber - 1.9 g
- Sugars - 3 g
- Protein - 38.5 g
- Calcium - 42.9 mg
- Iron - 2.1 mg
- Vitamin C - 15.5 mg
- Thiamin - 0.1 mg
Add marinade ingredients to food processor, and puree until smooth.
Arrange chicken parts in a single layer in a large freezer bag. Pour marinade over chicken, seal tightly or vacuum seal and massage the marinade into the chicken a bit.
Cover, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 24 hours, or simply lay it flat in the freezer and freeze for another day. When ready to cook, thaw completely. The safest way to thaw is in the refrigerator overnight.
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Heat a large oven-proof skillet over medium to high heat. Add oil, and wait until it ripples or shimmers.
Add chicken pieces, and sear on each side for 3-4 minutes, then place skillet in oven for 15 - 20 minutes, or until it has reached an internal temperature of 165 F.
Cover with foil, and let stand on a platter for 5-10 minutes before serving.
If you want to grill it instead:
Place chicken on medium-hot well-oiled grill. Turn when chicken has grill marks (Approximately 5-6 minutes). Grill until internal temperature is 165 F at the thickest part (About 7-8 minutes).
Sprinkle with more chopped cilantro, and serve with lime wedges.
Tips & Variations
- Food processor or blender