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Thai Roast Chicken

Posted by Peggy on February 25, 2011

Thai Roast Chicken
Recipe: Thai Roast Chicken


  • 1/2 cup finely chopped lemongrass (2-3 stalks), plus 2 tablespoons
  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallots
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon red chili pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 (4 pound) roasting chicken, air-chilled if available; rinsed and patted dry
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil


  1. In a dish just large enough to hold chicken, combine the lemongrass, shallots, garlic, fish sauce, soy sauce, chili flakes and sugar.
  2. Lift skin from chicken and rub 3/4 paste over the breast and thigh meat. Rub remaining paste on top of chicken. Marinate, refrigerated, 3-12 hours. Bring chicken to room temperature.
  3. Preheat oven to 350˚.
  4. Place bird in a lightly oiled roasting pan and roast, breast side down, on center rack of oven, 40 minutes. Remove from oven and turn the bird over, breast side up. Cook an additional 20 minutes. Remove chicken from oven, cover with cilantro and remaining 2 tablespoons of lemon grass, and return to the oven for 10 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes before carving. Serve with the dipping sauce.

Active Time: 30 minutes

Roast Time: 60-75 minutes

Number of servings (yield): 4

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Recipe: Asian Dipping Sauce (optional)


  • 1 teaspoon chili paste with garlic
  • 1 hot pepper, such as Thai or habenero; wearing plastic gloves, seed and mince
  • 2 tablespoon chopped ginger
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice, plus pulp
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


  1. Whisk together all of the ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Number of servings (yield): 2/3 cup of sauce

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