Thai Chicken Thighs with Thai Cucumber Salad / Photo by Mia / Katie Workman /
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Thai Chicken Thighs

Lemongrass, fish sauce, ginger, garlic, chili garlic sauce, and you’ve got flavor to spare.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Marinating Time12 hrs
Total Time13 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Southeast Asian, Thai
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 844.28kcal
Author: Katie Workman


  • 3 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 2 teaspoons finely minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons minced lemongrass
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ cup fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
  • 3 pounds chicken thighs
  • ¼ cup crushed roasted peanuts optional
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves optional


  • On a large container of gallon-sized heavy duty zipper top bag combine the shallots, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, brown sugar, fish sauce, lime juice, and chili garlic sauce. Ad the chicken thighs and turn hem to coat well with the marinade. Refrigerate overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Place the chicken on the baking sheet skin side up and roast for about 45 minutes until the chicken is cooked all the way through, with an internal temperature of 165°F.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the peanuts and cilantro if desired (I clearly forgot to do that in these photos. Oops).


Calories: 844.28kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.2g | Protein: 58.96g | Fat: 61.04g | Saturated Fat: 15.93g | Cholesterol: 333.39mg | Sodium: 1652.48mg | Potassium: 853.09mg | Fiber: 1.23g | Sugar: 7.86g | Vitamin A: 332.83IU | Vitamin C: 3.59mg | Calcium: 53.05mg | Iron: 2.9mg