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Indonesian Chicken

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  • 1 hr 10 min prep time
  • 7 hr 10 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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Looking for a classic Asian dinner? Then check out this great marinated chicken recipe.

MARINADE

1
(14-oz.) can coconut milk
2
tablespoons fish sauce
2
tablespoons rice vinegar or cider vinegar
1
teaspoon soy sauce
1/4
cup finely chopped peanuts
2
garlic cloves, minced
2
to 3 teaspoons curry powder
1
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

CHICKEN

3
to 3 1/2 lb. cut-up frying chicken, skin removed, if desired

Steps

  • 1 <b>Grill Directions:</b> In 12x8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish or large resealable plastic bag, combine all marinade ingredients; blend well. Add chicken; turn to coat. Cover dish or seal bag; refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight, turning occasionally.
  • 2 Heat grill. When ready to grill, drain chicken, reserving marinade. Place chicken on gas grill over low heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 45 to 60 minutes, or until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear, turning once and brushing frequently with reserved marinade. Discard any remaining marinade.
  • 1 Grill Directions: In 12x8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish or large resealable plastic bag, combine all marinade ingredients; blend well. Add chicken; turn to coat. Cover dish or seal bag; refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight, turning occasionally.
  • 2 Heat grill. When ready to grill, drain chicken, reserving marinade. Place chicken on gas grill over low heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 45 to 60 minutes, or until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear, turning once and brushing frequently with reserved marinade. Discard any remaining marinade.

Expert Tips

Like many Asian recipes, this highly seasoned chicken combines flavor opposites to yield an entree that practically explodes with taste. Here, the recipe mingles sweet (coconut milk), sour (vinegar), and salty (soy sauce, fish sauce) with spicy (curry, hot pepper flakes) and crunchy (chopped peanuts).

Fish sauce, nam pla (Thai) or nuoc mam (Vietnamese) is a fermented sauce with a pungent odor and distinctive flavor important to many Asian dishes. Purchase it at an Asian market or in the international aisles of large grocery stores.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
(
Calories from Fat
280),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
31g
31%
(Saturated Fat
17g,
17%
),
Cholesterol
90mg
90%;
Sodium
560mg
560%;
Total Carbohydrate
4g
4%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
32g
32%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1 Vegetable; 4 Lean Meat; 4 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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