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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Grilled Curried Chicken with Peanut Sauce


Thank you for your support, my awesome bloggers! The banana coconut katsu made it to Sunday's top9 and was featured on Tasty Kitchen yesterday.

Yeah I went golfing last Saturday.

The weather was okay--cloudy. We were able to avoid the rain down south by escaping to north of Seattle. We hit 18-holes without a golf cart. Oh my, I was too tired to walk by the 11th hole, and counted down to the 18th from that point to the finish. My swing was horrible and I was starving! On a positive note, I did it and it was a good work out!..blah..

Father's day was lovely. We celebrated it with my in-laws and our little niece, Cora. She's the joy of the family. We had a moist, tender, flavorful roasted chicken and a terrific apple pie from my in-laws! Thanks Barb and Kimberlee for a delicious dinner. I hope everyone had a blast with their family and were full with love and food!

Cora Ann is so adorable!

I ran through friends' status on Facebook and everyone seems to have the same voice on Seattle weather: It sucks. Rain in summer. What the heck? other states are soaked up by the heat. Okay, I should stop complaining.

So, this dish I made when it was nice out and we had a great time in our backyard (with the new patio furniture!). We have it often and I was hoping I could redo it with a nice picture when it was nice out again. Unfortunately, the Sun isn't on my side as usual. I wanted to share with you peeps anyway as I know it's warm and hot in your area! You could try and enjoy the grill for me.

It's similar to Chicken Satay if you're more familiar with that, except it's a bigger chunk and not on a skewer. I'm a big fan of dark meat so I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs. Plus, I think it tastes better than white meat. You can use white meat if you like or mix between those two. I used yellow curry paste instead of powder as I think it's more flavorful. Oh, don't feel bad or think if you didn't make the paste from scratch it wasn't "homemade".  Think of it this many restaurants do you think make their own paste? Yeah...that's what I thought. But, unless you've been to reputable ones--those may create their own paste with their signature touch - they won't do it either. Curry paste is my life-saver. Now, time to grill and enjoy it for me!

Grilled Curried Chicken
Yield: 4 people

8 chicken thighs, skinless boneless
2 TBS yellow curry paste
1/4 cup + 1 TBS minced red onions
1/4 cup minced fresh ginger
1 TBS chopped cilantro
1 TBS fish sauce
1/2 cup canned coconut milk
1 TBS sugar
3 TBS minced garlic

Serve with:
Peanut sauce (recipe below)
Bok choy

Curry marinade

  • Heat up coconut milk in a small sauce pan, bring it to boil
  • Add curry paste; stiring to disolve
  • Add fish sauce and sugar; mix well
  • Turn off the heat and remove the pot from the stove
  • add garlic, ginger, and red onion; let cool
  • Place chicken in a zip lock
  • Pour the mixture to the zip lock
  • Add cilantro and the remaining red onion, and seal
  • Shake to mix. Let it marinate in a fridge overnight
  • When you're ready to grill, heat up a grill to 375F
  • Remove chicken from marinade. Keep some of marinade
  • Place chicken on the grill and grill it for about 7-8 mind on each side or to your desire of doneness. Turn once
  • Before turning, brush the leftover marinade
  • Serve with steamed rice and boiled bok choy

Peanut Sauce:
Yield: 1 cup

1/2 cups (organic) creamy peanut butter
1/3 cups canned coconut milk
1/3 cups chicken broth
2 TBS rice wine vinegar
2 tsp sesame oil
1 TBS brown sugar
1 TBS grated fresh ginger
1 tsp grated or minced garlic

  • In a small sauce pan, bring coconut milk to boil
  • Add peanut butter; stiring to dissolve
  • Add broth; stiring till mixed
  • Add ginger and garlic, then sugar, vinegar, sesame oil
  • Wisk often
  • Transfer to a bowl and drizzle with coconut milk on top
Peanut Sauce

Bok Choy:

4 bok choys
4 cups chicken broth

  • Cut half length
  • Bring chicken broth to boil, place cut bok choy in a pot
  • Let it cook for about 10 mins or until they are cooked but not smushy
  • Drain and set aside

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Simply Life said...

yum! I've been wanting to know how to make a peanut sauce - this looks great!

Cooking with Coley said...

I think the homemade peanut sauce won me over on this one! Great looks so yummy!

Emily Malloy (Ziegler) said...

Oh wow! This looks absolutely to die for!!

Le said...

I love this! It looks great, plus the bigger portions of em are a better way to get to eat a lot more! (Unlike chicken satay skewers which always left me wanting more!)

Mo said...

Congrats on the top 9 and the Tasty Kitchen feature! :)

Words cannot describe how much I love curried chicken. Granted I'll pretty much eat curried anything but this looks delicious nonetheless. ;)

Mother Rimmy said...

Congratulations! This dish look amazing. Terrific presentation.

Laura T. said...

This looks delicious. I'd love to pair it was some Pad Thai to get a whole South East Asian feast going.

Just Food Snobs said...

Love the peanut sauce recipe! Very Thai inspired, will be making this for my husband!

roxan said...

Another awesome dish, Tanantha. And I don't think the weather is ALL bad if you're still able to grill! ;) Here in LA we're experiencing June Gloom. I just glanced out my window office and it looks like the dead of winter out there.

Z-Tawan said...

Yummmm... I should try this for the next bbq. Thanks for sharing!

Monet said...

Cora Ann is precious! Such an angel. I love the recipe for peanut sauce, and I'm excited to give it a try on some grilled tofu. Thanks for sharing!

Lazaro Cooks! said...


Look at you go. Fantastic job with the blog and recipes. All the recognition is well deserved. Than have always been in my Top 5.

Another great dish, the grill makes another appearence. I wish I could keep a grill...crappy condo rules.

Be well

The Housewife said...

This must be so delicious! I've been wanting to make chicken satay for ages and you've inspired me to just do it! :)

Stella said...

Hey Tanantha! This looks so awesome. Is that brown rice under there? Yum even if it isn't (smile)!
By the way, it doesn't rain here that much, and I love the rain. I know the same thing over and over gets old, but the rain can be good...
p.s.congrats on the Top 9-that's always nice!

Pacheco Patty said...

Congratulations! Your grilled curried chicken looks pretty delicious too! I love peanut sauce, it all looks so yummy!

Liv Wan said...

This chicken looks so yummy. Congratulations for the top 9. I tried to upload my recipe on tasty kitchen as well but I found out the way to submit a recipe on that website is a bit of pain in the ass. I don't really have time to type 20 or 30 ingredients for just one recipe. lol.

Lawyer Loves Lunch said...

You already know I'm a huge fan of prepared curry pastes. I should also mention I'm a huge fan of peanut sauce and cute babies! This looks delicious :)

lequan@luvtoeat said...

Hey Tanantha! Congrats on the top 9 my friend! It was well deserved as that dessert was screaming YUMMILICIOUS!

Cora IS so adorable! She's got beautiful eyes as well. I love how babies look at you with their big innocent cute eyes and button nose. Sometimes I wonder what they're thinking.

Another beautiful, delicious looking dish. Your marinade sounds wonderful. I love anything with coconut milk and I love it more when I have all the ingredients to make the dish. Hope the weather gets better for you.

Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet } said...

Looks delicious! Absolutely love peanut sauce!

citronetvanille said...

oh that chicken is irresistible! everything blends so well together and that peanut sauce on top, very inviting...yum!!

Mother Rimmy said...

Great presentation. The food looks fantastic. Congratulations on the top 9!

Tanantha P. said...

Thank you everyone!

Roxan, you're right. It's not all bad! It's been nice out 2 days in a row now whoo!

Stella, yes it was brown rice! we mostly eat brown rice but keep white rice just in case :)

Liv, yep that part is pain in the ass but they have a point of doing so. There process is very interesting and care most about readers who want to learn to cook

Elin said...

What can I say except that your grilled curried chicken with peanut sauce sounds great. I can imagine the taste as I sit here drooling over it :)

Thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

This grilled chicken sounds super flavorful and the peanut sauce is excellent! What a yummy meal!

Anonymous said...

This looks so good! Thanks for the peanut sauce recipe...I've been trying different versions of it for a while now, but haven't come across one that's just to die for. Definitely giving yours a shot!

Judy said...

Ooh, Tanantha! This looks SO good! Will you make this for me when I come over for dinner? You realize I'd have to come over every night for like a month in order to try all of the dishes that I want to! One of these days I'll have to break down and try to make one of your dishes myself although I don't think it would be as good. ;)

Magdalena said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe. I am a big amateur of peanuts dressings and sauces; I cannot do this here, but at least I can read, watch and imagine how you enjoyed having this extraordinary dish.

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

I love everything about this dish. I want to eat!!!!

Magic of Spice said...

Looks so good, and a wonderful setting! And yes she is so adorable:)

Foodessa said...

Your dish looks incredibly appetizing and certainly satisfying. Some that know me well say that I would probably take a bath in peanut you think I like the stuff?

Very nice recipe. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Flavourful wishes,

P.S. Your first visit was very much appreciated ;o)

Anonymous said...

Amazing! Glad i found your blog!


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