The 14 Best Thai Grilled Chicken Recipes

Few cuisines manage to build in as much flavor to grilled chicken as Thai, so take look through these recipes and find the one that appeals to you. From Classic BBQ Chicken (first recipe) to satay and bbq wings, you'll love the explosion of taste and flavor you get from these wonderful Thai recipes. Note: many of these dishes can be cooked in the oven if the weather doesn't cooperate. ENJOY!

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    Classic Thai Grilled Chicken (with Dip)
    Classic Thai Grilled Chicken (with Tangy Dipping Sauce). D.Schmidt
    This classic grilled chicken recipe is truly bursting with flavor. Marinated in a garlicky sweet and sour sauce, the chicken pieces are then easily grilled (or oven-baked) to perfection. Add my special homemade Thai sauce as either a dipping sauce or a glaze, and this dish will be the life of your dinner or lunch party. A grilled chicken recipe you will want to keep in your files - for life!
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    Thai Chicken Satay (on the grill)
    Thai Chicken Satay on the Grill. D.Schmidt
    There's satay, and then there's Thai chicken satay. If you've never had the real stuff, then you're going to be blown away by the succulent taste of this satay recipe. Strips of chicken (or beef) are marinated in a special Thai paste, then skewered and grilled on the BBQ or broiled in the oven. It is then served with homemade peanut sauce for the ultimate taste sensation. Even your kids will love it. Chicken Satay also makes a great party food!
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    Delicious Grilled Thai Honey-Garlic Chicken!
    Delicious Grilled Thai Honey-Garlic Chicken!.
    This Thai version of Honey Garlic Chicken turns ordinary chicken breast or thigh into an amazing-tasting meal, plus it's easy to make. Here I've grilled it, but it's just as wonderful baked in the oven (both methods included here). Makes a great dinner served together with rice or over a salad, or whatever side dishes you desire. It's the marinade that makes this recipe so good - and you can use this same marinade for other grilled or baked dishes as well, including all types of...MORE fish and seafood.
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    Grilled Chicken with Chili-Lime Sauce
    Grilled Chicken with Chili-Lime Sauce. D.Schmidt
    If you like good grilled chicken but not the work involved in making it, give this one a try. Includes a special marinade that imbues the chicken with taste and gives it that beautiful reddish barbecue color. Serve with a quintessentially Thai sauce that is super-easy to make (no cooking involved) and gives your bbq chicken that extra hit of flavor. A great recipe to make for everday eating, but just as perfect for a dinner party. ENJOY!
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    Peanut-Tamarind Grilled Chicken
    Peanut-Tamarind Grilled Chicken. D.Schmidt
    If you like chicken satay (but not all the work that goes into skewering the chicken), this recipe makes an excellent substitute. It starts with a fantastically-flavored peanut marinade. Real peanuts (not peanut-butter) combine with tamarind to create that special Thai combination of sweet and sour, spicy and salty. The addition of turmeric gives this grilled chicken its golden coloring while adding precious health benefits. If you prefer mild over spicy, you can reduce or leave out the chili (I...MORE did this on the weekend, and my step-kids enthusiastically ate up everything on the grill!). ENJOY!
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    Grilled Chicken Salad
    This Thai Grilled Chicken Salad with Lemongrass-Coriander Dressing will thrill your taste buds! It starts with strips of chicken breast marinated in a garlic-pepper sauce. The chicken is then either grilled on your barbecue or "oven barbecued" using the grill feature on your oven. Place over a bed of summer greens that has been tossed in a lemongrass-coriander-lime dressing, top with a sprinkling of fresh basil, and you have a complete meal that is utterly satisfying and oh so...MORE Thai-delicious!
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    Thai Grilled Chicken Salad
    Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt

    This Thai chicken salad is easy to make and pops with flavor. As a bonus, it's low in calories and fat while remaining extremely high in taste. The chicken is marinated in a light peppercorn marinade, then grilled (or oven-broiled) and served over a bed of cool greens together with a tangy Thai dressing.

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    Grilled Mango Chicken
    Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt, 07/18/10
    This Thai Mango Grilled Chicken recipe is a delight to make and to eat. And it's easy to whip up. A twist on traditional mango chicken, this barbecue version is equally delicious, and just as spicy-sweet. Simply toss a ripe mango (or use frozen mango) plus some key Thai ingredients into your blender, and you have a delicious mango sauce that works as both the marinade and a dipping sauce. Serve this dish with rice, and you'll make everyone happy at dinner - even the kids!
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    Easy Thai-style Chicken Wings
    Easy Thai-style Chicken Wings. D.Schmidt
    This chicken wings recipe is very easy to make, and the taste is superb. Even your kids will go crazy for these chicken wings, which turn out naturally glazed with a garlicky and slightly sweet sauce. Barbecue them outdoors, or bake them in your oven - either way, they turn out fabulous. Chicken wings are always a popular choice for dinner, whether during the week or on lazy weekends. Enjoy!
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    Easy Thai Chicken Satay - delicious straight off the grill!
    Easy Thai Chicken Satay - delicious straight off the grill!. D.Schmidt for
    This easier version of Thai Chicken Satay is authentic and so juicy & flavorful, you'll want to make it for guests as well as family. It can be made in the oven as well as on the grill, which is great to know in case the weather doesn't cooperate. Serve with my easy peanut sauce and rice on the side, or just enjoy straight off the stick (makes a great party food!).
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    Thai Grilled Chicken
    Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt

    This grilled chicken is made with a very flavorful (and healthy!) Thai marinade, and can either be grilled or baked in your oven (it's delicious both ways!). Wonderful whether served with rice or potatoes. ENJOY!

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    Orange Grilled Chicken Salad
    Orange Grilled Chicken Salad. D.Schmidt
    This Thai Orange Salad makes for a perfect meal - either as an elegant lunch or a light and beautiful dinner. For this special salad, strips of chicken breast are marinated in a simple coconut-pepper marinade, then easily broiled in your oven or grilled on the barbecue (I usually broil mine). While the marinating and cooking is going on, you can quickly put together the salad dressing and garden greens. Pair with a glass of white wine, and this Thai Orange Chicken Salad makes for a truly fine...MORE dining experience!
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    Grilled Lemongrass Chicken
    Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt, 06/16/10

    If you're a grilled chicken fan, try this Thai Lemongrass Grilled Chicken recipe! The chicken is infused with a lemongrass-garlic-ginger marinade, then easily grilled to perfection. Serve it with my Lemongrass-Sweet Chili Sauce on the side

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    Thai Satay on Grill
    Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt, 08/09/10

    This is an easier, step-by-step version of my classic Thai chicken satay recipe.  Follow these simple instructions to the best chicken satay this side of Thailand!