These Malaysian Satay Inspired Chicken Thighs were devoured directly off the baking pan (with the exception of one, that I quickly grabbed for a picture!). They were so delicious, my kids refused to even wait for plating and my eight year old declared it, “The BEST chicken on the earth!!!” So, total win.
Malaysian Satay Inspired Chicken Thighs, Ingredients:
- 4-6 boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 1 teaspoon dried lemon grass
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
- optional for serving: Asian Style Peanut Sauce
Malaysian Satay Inspired Chicken Thighs, Directions:
- Add all ingredients, except chicken, to a small food processor and pulse until ingredients are well combined. You may need to scrape the sides with a spatula once or twice.
- Pour marinade into a bowl and dredge chicken in it. Place chicken on a parchment or foil lined baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 20 – 25 minutes.
- If you wish, you can place the chicken under the broiler for 2 – 3 minutes at the end to brown the top.
- Serve with Shaved Cucumber Salad and Asian Peanut Sauce.
“Malaysia Kitchen for the World is a national initiative of the Malaysian Government that aims to educate and inform consumers about Malaysian cuisine and Malaysian restaurants worldwide. Malaysia is located in the South China Sea and their cuisine is a fascinating blend of Malay, Chinese, and Indian food traditions, with Indonesian, Thai, Portuguese and Middle Eastern influences.
Malaysian cuisine likes to combine complex flavors like curry, turmeric, cardamom, lemongrass, ginger and tamarind (to name a few) to create dishes that have multiple layers of flavors.
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