Thai BBQ Chicken: Gai Yang

Thai Grilled Chicken: Gai Yang

Looking for an umami rich grilled chicken recipe? Gai Yang is the answer. Filled with savoury depth and earthy goodness, with a hint of citrus acidity, this recipe blew us away.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Servings 5


  • 1 whole chicken or 1kg whole skin on chicken thighs
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 3 shallots or 1 medium sized onion
  • 1/3 bunch coriander leaves plus 12 stalks
  • 3 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tsp kecup manis
  • 3 stalks lemongrass, woody ends removed
  • 1/2 tsp tamarind paste
  • 2 red chillies (optional)
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp oil


Keyword Gai Yang, Thai BBQ Chicken, Thai grilled Chicken

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