Grilled Chicken Wings (Thai)

19 Jul

I love oriental style grilled chicken particularly the wings when grilled over coals and cooked until crisp. These ones are marinated in lime, chilli and Thai basil. Thai basil has a deep peppery aniseed flavour it is delicious and really worth growing.  Serve as a main dish with rice or salad or one or two pieces as a starter.

Marinade for about 600g of chicken.
  • Handful of Thai basil shredded
  • rind and juice of 1 lime
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
Prick the chicken pieces with a knife or sharp fork and lay in a dish. Pour the marinade over and rub into each piece. Leave in a cool place to marinate over night or for at least 4 hours.
  1. Barbecue When the barbecue is good and hot, put the pieces over the hot coals and brush with the marinade as they are turned until the chicken is cooked 15-20 mins depending on the size of the chicken pieces and heat of the coals.
  2. Grill  Cook under a hot grill for 15-30mins, checking constantly and turning so as not to burn them, until the chicken is cooked through and the skin is golden brown.
  3. Oven Roast Put pieces on a rack over a baking tray and brush with marinade. Bake in a preheated oven 220c/Gas 6 for 20-30mins until the chicken is cooked through and golden brown.


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