Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Grilled Basil and Cilantro Citrus Chicken

More grilled chicken?  Yes, can't get enough.  It is the go-to meal.  When out of ideas, a whole chicken and a blender never fails me.  This is not the prettiest looking marinade, but it sure is tasty.  


Handful of cilantro
20 or so large basil leaves
2 garlic cloves
2 shallots
1 Thai chili
1/2 cup orange juice
juice of 1 lime
3 tbsp sweet soy sauce
3 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp tamarind concentrate
1 tbsp palm sugar
1 tbsp vegetable oil


Put everything in a blender and liquify. 
Cut 1 whole chicken into 8 pieces.  Marinade chicken, preferably overnight, or at least for sever hours.  We used the gas grill tonight, cooking the chicken over medium flames for about 25-30 minutes.  I served with wok fried bok choy and a little Thai style fried rice made with shredded pork, minced onions, green onions, eggs, fish sauce, and cooked long grain rice.  

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