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Spicy Grilled Chicken in Lemon Leaves

Spicy Grilled Chicken in Lemon Leaves Recipe

An easy and tasty recipe for spicy grilled chicken thighs, prepared with a lemon marinade and wrapped in lemon leaves: the perfect balance of hot and sweet.

26 October, 2016
Average: 4.8 (6 votes)

Cooking Method

serves for


total time

1 HR 40 MIN


4 thighs, skinned and deboned
Chili pepper
1 red, finely sliced
1 tbsp, fresh, finely sliced
2 cloves, finely sliced
Fish sauce
2 tbsp, or huoc nam
1 - 2 tsp
1, juiced


  • To prepare the spicy grilled chicken thighs marinated in lemon first prepare the lemon marinade.
  • Mix together the chilli, ginger, garlic, huoc nam and sugar with some lime juice and taste - you need a balance of hot, sharp and sweet.
  • Toss the chicken in the marinade and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Wrap the chicken in the leaves. Heat a griddle pan until hot.
  • Griddle the parcels over the heat until charred and the chicken is cooked through.
  • You can reduce any remaining marinade in a small saucepan to serve as a dipping sauce for the spicy grilled chicken.
  • Add sliced lime tucked under the chicken for extra freshness.

Grilled chicken makes an extremely versatile canvas for your cooking and lends itself to many different serving options. This grilled chicken pita makes a quick and tasty lunch sandwich. When the sun is out, there’s nothing better than having friends and family around for a barbecue. These grilled chicken drumsticks have a yummy sweet and spicy marinade and take no time at all to prepare. Last but not least, these grilled chicken kebabs with couscous combine Middle Eastern flavours and are delicious served with a radicchio salad.

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