This is the second week of back-to-school and my life has gone back to the same old routine again. Sending my son to school, shopping at the market, developing new recipes (click for dinner ideas!) for Rasa Malaysia as well as making dinner for my family.
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For a few months now, little G has turned into an absolute carnivore who loves to eat meat. His favorite is chicken, duck and beef.
But mostly, he wants to have chicken every day, baked chicken such as ginger garlic baked chicken, Asian BBQ chicken wings, or slow-cooker honey sesame chicken wings.
While they are all great recipes but I am getting bored with the same old dishes, that’s why I shake things up a bit with this new Thai Baked Chicken Drumsticks recipe, which is absolutely delicious and a completely new flavor structure (a good way to introduce Thai cuisine to little G)!
He loves the moist, juicy, aromatic chicken and gave me two thumbs up after he had the first bite.
This recipe is an adaptation from the ever famous Gai Yang (Thai grilled chicken) which you can find all over Thailand or in Thai restaurants here in the US.
I simplified the recipe, made it with easy-to-get ingredients that you can find at regular stores. The taste? It’s OMG GOOD! Trust me.
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This recipe is only 366 calories per serving.
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Thai Baked Chicken Drumsticks
Thai Baked Chicken Drumsticks – juicy, tasty, moist chicken marinated with amazing Thai flavors and baked to golden perfection. So good!
- 1 3/4 lbs. chicken drumsticks
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro stems
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- chopped cilantro leaves for garnishing
- Thai sweet chili sauce for dipping
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 3/4 tablespoons fish sauce
- 2 tablespoons coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon honey or Thai palm sugar
- 3 dashes ground black pepper
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- 1 pinch turmeric powder
1Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
Rinse the chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Combine all the ingredients in Marinade, whisk to mix well to form a nice milky pale yellow mixture.
Add the cilantro and garlic to the chicken, rub onto the chicken drumsticks with your hand. Add the Marinade to the chicken, mix to coat well and marinate for 30 minutes or best for two hours.
Arrange the chicken on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, bake for 40 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve immediately with Thai sweet chili sauce.
Can I air dry this dish?
Air fry? You can try!
Going to make this tomorrow with a sub for coconut milk and use yogurt.
This sounds amazing! I don’t have coconut milk, any suggestions for a replacement? If not, then I’ll just go to my old stand by of your Ginger Garlic Chicken which is delicious!! Thanks!!
You can use milk but it won’t smell as aromatic.
They turned out great! Another fave. I did end up going out and buying a really small can of the coconut milk. :)
That’s great. The coconut milk will be great.
Can I BBQ the chicken?
Looks delicious! Suggestions for side dish?
Check out my side dish recipe: https://rasamalaysia.com/tag/side-dish/
I want to make it now but have no fish sauce :-( anything I can use for substitute ?
Oyster sauce or soy sauce.
Did this sort of recipe last month;did not have Fish Sauce; used very tasty.
Too much fish sauce for my taste! It tasted so fishy!
Fish sauce is an acquired taste, you can cut down if you don’t like it but Thai uses a lot of fish sauce in their recipes.
Tried it and loved it! Can I make this with a cut of pork? Concerned with having enough fat to brown up. If yes, which? Thank you Bee!
I’m trying this recipe soon! The charred skin of the chicken looks like it’s been grilled. My oven never gives me the charred look. Any special tips?
Broil it for 1 minute. :)
Tried this and loved them, super easy and YUMMY! The fragrance of cilantro was superb!
I cheated with garlic power, imagine will be much better with fresh garlic. I marinated overnight though
Lay Been – so great you tried this recipe, next time try with garlic. :)