Thai Chicken Thighs Recipe

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Leta Spencer Modified: March 23, 2022
Thai Chicken Thighs Recipe

How To Make Thai Chicken Thighs

To make a tender Thai chicken dish, marinate chicken thighs in cilantro, lime, fish sauce, and brown sugar for a mildly tangy and minty meal.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Marinating Time: 8 hours
Total: 8 hours 30 minutes



  • cupfresh cilantro,chopped
  • cupfresh Thai basil,chopped
  • ¼cupfish sauce
  • 3green onions,thinly sliced
  • 3tbspcanola oil
  • 2tbsplime juice,freshly squeezed
  • 1tbsplime zest,grated
  • 1tbspdark brown sugar
  • 2tspginger,freshly grated
  • ¾tspkosher salt
  • ¾tspfreshly ground black pepper
  • 2lbschicken thighs,skinless boneless
  • salt and ground black pepper,to taste


  1. Combine cilantro, Thai basil, fish sauce, green onions, lime juice, lime zest, brown sugar, ginger, kosher salt, and ¾ teaspoons of pepper in a medium-sized bowl.

  2. Combine chicken thighs and cilantro mixture in a gallon-sized zip-top bag. Marinate in the refrigerator 8 hours to overnight, turning occasionally.

  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  4. Drain chicken thighs and discard marinade. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Add chicken to the preheated grill and cook until no longer pink in the centers, 7 to 10 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of each thigh should read at least 165 degrees F. Serve immediately.


  • Calories: 413.31kcal
  • Fat: 32.18g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.37g
  • Trans Fat: 0.16g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 14.94g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.24g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.17g
  • Fiber: 0.60g
  • Sugar: 2.23g
  • Protein: 25.92g
  • Cholesterol: 148.17mg
  • Sodium: 1067.10mg
  • Calcium: 31.31mg
  • Potassium: 396.01mg
  • Iron: 1.40mg
  • Vitamin A: 45.88µg
  • Vitamin C: 4.81mg
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