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Similar to the barbecue chicken packed with real barbecue sauce, this oriental, bold poultry dish is made with real herbs and spices, enhanced with fish sauce, and grilled to red-hot perfection, as it is great with over rice or other main dishes and keeps a tangy aroma with the poultry and condiments.

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  • 12 boneless or boned chicken thighs, breasts, legs, or wings
  • ⅓ cup chopped Thai basil
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh coriander/cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger or (3 tablespoons galangal)
  • 1 tablespoon minced chili or (4 tablespoons chili oil or powder)
  • 1 ½ tablespoon soy sauce, dark only
  • 1 ½ tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoon sugar, brown only


  1. Combine all ingredients except chicken in a bowl. Mix thoroughly.
  2. Add chicken and leave to marinate at least one hour, preferably longer.
  3. Grill chicken in the barbecue grill until golden-brown and cooked through. Baste the chicken shortly, if desired.
  4. Serve hot and plain over rice, or with other main dishes or side dishes.