Thai Grilled Chicken

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3 minutes
August 18, 2021
Carole Jones
I haven’t deserted you all.  I promise.  It has just been a crazy two weeks in the Jones household and something had to take a back seat, so I’m afraid it was you.  I hope you will forgive me.
Between the continuing battle with lice and the beginning of cake season (aka graduations and weddings), I have had zero time to myself.


And just to prove how completely insane I am, I decided to build myself a picnic table from some plans I found on the internet.  Great idea, lousy timing.


I was tired of trying to cram my large family of 8 around our tiny little patio set for 4.  I am so happy with the end result and it was actually a lot of fun to build.  I just should have waited a few weeks when I wasn’t covered in buttercream frosting to do it.
Thai Grilled Chicken

Now that my first official piece of woodworking is done, I am ready to grill to my heart’s content and gather my family around to enjoy the results.  This recipe is one of my favorite flavor profiles, thai.  I came up with it myself and it was really good.  I might throw in a bit of coconut milk to the marinade next time and see if I like it even better.  I’ll let you know!

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Thai Grilled Chicken

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  • 6 chicken breasts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 C cilantro
  • 2 Tb fish sauce
  • 1 Tb sesame oil
  • 2 Tb sugar or sugar substitute
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes


  1.  Combine all the ingredients in a large ziplock bag.  Allow to marinade for 4-8 hours.
  2. Preheat grill to high.  Remove excess marinade and place chicken on the grill.  Lower the heat to medium-low.  Grill for 5 minutes on the first side, then turn and grill 3-5 minutes on the second side, depending on the thickness of your chicken.  Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Author: Carole Jones


  • Serving Size: 1 chicken breast
  • Calories: 181
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Sodium: 404mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Cholesterol: 90mg

Carole Jones

Carole Jones is an Arizona-based cookbook author & food blogger. She's authored The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook and the self-published Take 5: Chicken e-cookbook. For the past 15 years, Carole has shared her culinary adventures cooking and baking for her six brutally honest children here on My Kitchen Escapades. Hot, crusty bread is Carole's love language, but her two adorable grandchildren are a close second. Yes, second. Don't judge.


12 years ago

Sounds yummy! My hubby is Thai, his mom is from Thailand…he would love this. I will have to try it – if I ever cook again. He’s been doing all the cooking for the past few weeks 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

12 years ago

So if you use Truvia, would it be less than 2 Tbsp? Thanks!

12 years ago


It depends on how sweet you would like it to be. I used about 1 1/2 Tb since Truvia is sweeter than sugar.

12 years ago

Thank you!

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