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Thai-inspired marinated grilled chicken
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Thai Grilled Chicken

Thai-inspired marinated grilled chicken is packed with flavors of coconut milk, curry paste, soy, garlic and maple syrup - and it's super versatile.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai-Style
Servings (change as needed): 4
Author: Cheryl


  • 1 1/2 lb boneless, skinless chicken (thighs or breasts)
  • chopped cilantro or parsley for garnish


  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tsp red or green curry paste (or more)
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (or honey) - use less if preferred
  • 1 tsp minced garlic (1 clove)


  • MAKE THE MARINADE/SAUCE: Combine all marinade ingredients in a ziploc bag or container. Mix to combine.
  • MARINATE CHICKEN: Trim chicken if necessary and place in bag with the marinade. Make sure chicken is fully coated. Marinate in fridge for 3-4 hours or overnight.
    If short on time, marinate 30-40 minutes on the counter.
  • GRILL CHICKEN AND MAKE SAUCE: Heat grill to medium high. Remove chicken from marinade and pour marinade into a small saucepan. Pat excess moisture on chicken with a paper towel. Spray chicken with oil to prevent sticking to grill. Sprinkle with salt. Grill chicken for 3-4 minutes per side or until cooked through (an instant thermometer should read 160F). Don't overcook or chicken will become dry.
  • FINISH SAUCE AND SERVE: Heat marinade on medium high and boil for 2-3 minutes (this will make sure all germs from chicken are removed). Serve chicken with rice or quinoa and a vegetable side. Or place on top of quinoa, greens and broccoli to make a salad. Garnish with chopped cilantro or parsley. Pass the sauce.


Make Ahead: This chicken can be served hot, at room temperature or cold. Warm in microwave on high for 1 minute. Or in a 350F oven for about 6 minutes. 
Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 162mg | Sodium: 327mg | Potassium: 564mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 435IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 3mg