Saturday, 2 June 2012

Gai Yang Khao Suan Kwang /Thai Style Grilled Chicken/ ไก่ย่างเขาสวนกวาง (step by step photos)

Gai Yang Khao Suan Kwang is the most favourite grilled chicken inThailand. The original dish comes from Khao Suan Kwang area, on the way between Udon Thani and Khon Kaen. Thai people love this grilled chicken dish so much and can be found anywhere from fancy Thai restaurants to ramshackle street stalls. This recipe is adapted from:

  • 1 whole chicken, rinsed 
  • 3 cloves of garlic 
  • 3 coriander roots 
  • 1 teaspoons black pepper 
  • 1 tablespoon sugar 
  • 2 teaspoons salt 
  • A handful of white sesame seeds 
  • 1 sliced old ginger 
  • 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce 
  • 1 teaspoon light soy sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice 
  • 1/4 cup drinking water



1. Pound together garlic, coriander root, black pepper, sugar, salt 
    and ginger with a mortar and pestle until fine. 

2. Add in dark soy sauce, light soy sauce, lime juice and 
    drinking water. Combine well. Then pour in sesame seeds. 
    Mix well. 

3. Pour the dressing in the large resealable bag and turn 
    chicken to coat thoroughly. Seal and marinate in the 
    refrigerator for overnight. 

4. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. 

5. Place the chicken, breast side down, on a rack in a roasting
    pan. Roast for 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce heat
    to 160 degrees C and continue roasting for 15 minutes. Let 
    stand for 10 minutes before serving.

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