Thai Lemongrass BBQ Chicken Recipe

January 26, 2023  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Thai Lemongrass BBQ Chicken Recipe

The Thai Lemongrass BBQ Chicken Recipe is a mouthwatering dish that is both delicious and remarkably simple to prepare. The key to its exceptional flavor lies in the marination process, with a longer marination period resulting in even more flavorful and tender chicken.

The marination begins with combining chicken (breast, tenderloin, or thigh) with a mixture of lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves, along with fish sauce, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar, minced garlic, lime juice (optional), and crushed chili (optional for added heat). This flavorful marinade infuses the chicken with the aromatic essence of lemongrass and the umami notes of the various sauces.

For the accompanying pickle vegetables, a mixture of hard vegetables like carrot, cucumber, cabbage, daikon, and others can be used. A jalapeño pepper (optional) adds an extra kick of spiciness. To create the pickle, the vegetables are combined with sliced ginger, chopped garlic, sugar, vinegar, fish sauce, and salt. This mixture is left to marinate for a few hours or overnight, allowing the flavors to meld together.

After the chicken has marinated for at least 4 hours, it is ready to be grilled. The chicken is cooked on the grill until the meat is done, ensuring it achieves a beautifully charred and flavorful exterior while remaining tender and juicy on the inside.

To serve, the grilled Thai Lemongrass BBQ Chicken is paired with the prepared vegetable pickle and rice. This combination offers a well-rounded and satisfying meal with a perfect balance of flavors, textures, and spices. The result is a dish that showcases the unique and vibrant flavors of Thai cuisine, making it an excellent addition to any home-cooked meal.


1 lb (900 gram) of chicken breast, tender, thigh.
2 tablespoon of mix lemongrass, and kaffir lime leaves
1 tablespoon of fish sauce
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
1 tablespoon of oyster sauce
1 tablespoon of sugar or less up to you
1 tablespoon of chopped minced garlic
1 tablespoon of lime juice (optional)
1 teaspoon of crush chili (optional)

Pickle vegetables

8 cup of mix carrot, cucumber, cabbage, daikon, or any hard vegetable you like.
1 jalapeño pepper.(optional if you like hot)
1/4 cup of slice ginger
2 tablespoon of chopped garlic
1/8 cup of sugar about 2 tablespoon
1/4 cup of vinegar about 4 tablespoon
3 tablespoon of fish sauce.
1 teaspoon of salt
Mix everything together for few hours or overnight.

Directions to make Thai Lemongrass BBQ Chicken Recipe

  1. Marinade the chicken with all the ingredients for 4 hours.
  2. Grill the chicken untill the meat is done.

Serve warm with Thai vegetable pickle and rice.


Related Recipe: Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2

Calories Per Serving: 794

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏116g 42%
Cholesterol ‏145mg 48%
Total Fat ‏10g 13%
Saturated Fat ‏1g 5%
Dietary Fiber ‏14g 50%
Protein ‏59g 118%
Sodium ‏3644mg 158%
Sugars ‏35g 70%


30 min


15 min




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