Relish the fresh, bright flavors of Thai cuisine in these quick and easy weeknight chicken dinners.
September 30, 2010
1 of 8Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro
Coconut Curried Chicken
Coconut Curried Chicken Recipe Rich coconut milk, green curry paste and fish sauce add distinctive Thai flavor to this easy dish. Serve over rice or couscous for a satisfying one-dish meal. See our collection of Chicken recipes for more easy chicken dishes.
All over Thailand, especially in urban areas, street-food stalls are everywhere, their sights and smells delightfully overwhelming. Chicken offerings are abundant, varied, and almost universally Mad Delicious. Four condiments are showcased at restaurants and makeshift street-side dining areas: white sugar (sweet), Thai chiles in vinegar (sour-piquant), fish sauce (salty-savory), and intensely flavorful crushed dry chile (depth-heat). In this recipe, the dipping sauce that accompanies honors the Thai condiment caddy. And the marinade on this chicken is deeply savory, welcoming generous amounts of the sauce. Eat your veggies, too, with your fingers. We left them raw.
4 of 8Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey
Spicy Thai Chicken Kabobs
Spicy Thai Chicken Kabobs Recipe Marinate chicken pieces in a sweet peanut butter sauce with a red pepper kick, then place on skewers alongside colorful ingredients such as yellow and red bell peppers, green onions, snow peas and basil leaves.
5 of 8Photo: Kelsey Grace Harrison
Coconut-Curry Chicken Soup
Coconut-Curry Chicken Soup
Recipe Use pad thai noodles (wide rice stick noodles) in this colorful chicken soup featuring fresh spinach and snow peas. Even with all of the vegetables, it still has a bit of creaminess from the coconut milk.
6 of 8Randy Mayor; Cindy Barr
Thai-Style Chicken Recipe Stir-fry chicken in a mixture of coconut milk and curry paste, then enhance the Thai flavors by stirring in cilantro and fish sauce. Roasted red pepper adds additional robust flavor and color to the dish.
7 of 8Photo: Petrina Tinslay
Satay Chicken Stir-Fry with Snow Peas
Satay Chicken Stir-Fry with Snow Peas Recipe A traditional Indonesian satay features thin pieces of chicken that are grilled on skewers and served with a spicy peanut sauce. In this version, you cook the strips of chicken in a skillet with a coconut milk-peanut sauce and add broccoli and snow peas.
8 of 8Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro
Thai Shrimp and Chicken Soup
Thai Shrimp and Chicken Soup Recipe Several online reviewers said that this soup reminded them of the soup at their favorite Thai restaurant. If you like yours with a little more heat than what you get from the red curry paste, add some crushed red pepper or flakes of dried Thai chile pepper.