Thursday, August 18, 2011

Roasted Thai Chicken

I rarely get the chance to roast meat since Kahuna usually wrestles it away from me for the backyard grill.  But this chicken?
Mine.  All mine.
The recipe for this tasty lime-coconut version came from a recent issue of Counry Living magazine.  It turned out moist and flavorful with a bright hint of lime.  Mmmmm.

You start by layering your roasting pan with lime slices.  Then you pop in the blender (or food processor) some lime juice, lime zest, cilantro, salt, and my new favorite ingredient, cream of coconut (see this post for more about that).

You're also supposed to add hot chiles  . . . but sorry, no stinkin' way. Any food that calls for wearing gloves while handling most definitely does not belong river-rafting its way down my throat. I know, I'm a wuss.  But that's my policy and I'm not wavering.

Take this oozy mixture from the blender and squirt it over your chicken, underneath the skin and into little knife-piercings you've made on the thighs.

Then bake away.
Recipe here.
Anything good cooking at your house?



Blogger Meg said...

Oh gosh that sounds really good. Just chicken pot pie for us tonight! :)

August 18, 2011 at 5:16 PM  
Blogger Joanne said...

I love thai flavors and on roasted chicken...perfecto!

August 18, 2011 at 6:11 PM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

I wish someone would wrestle me to cooking. The chicken sounds great, although I'd probably add the chiles.

August 19, 2011 at 7:34 PM  
Blogger teresa said...

this looks fantastic! i love the flavors!

August 19, 2011 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger oukay said...

I saved that same recipe! I, too, dislike chilis and was not sure how it might turn out without them. Thanks for experimenting for me!

August 22, 2011 at 5:47 PM  
Blogger Berji's domain said...

I'm going to try that this week- with the chilies!

August 24, 2011 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Hope you like it, Berji's Domain! Let me know if the chiles make it super spicy.

August 24, 2011 at 5:49 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

I love Thai flavors - yum!

August 24, 2011 at 7:54 PM  
Blogger What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

Hi Lynn! I was looking around for an email address for you on your blog, but I couldn't find one so I'm posting here... From your msg the other day on my pesto pasta salad on What's Cookin' with Mary: @ Lynn: I'm so glad you enjoyed it!! I would be happy to have you post about it and link me :)

August 25, 2011 at 1:15 PM  
Blogger ~~louise~~ said...

Kudos to you Lynn!!! You baked one beauty of a chicken there!!!

I'm collecting chicken recipes to try on my new grill. I'm adding this recipe to "the list." My mouth is watering just thinking about my rotisserie humming to the fragrant juices that it will capture.

Thank you so much for sharing...

August 27, 2011 at 6:42 AM  
Blogger Berji's domain said...

Update: I used one "hot" Hatch chili. It did make it spicy. Hubby and I thought it was great. Kids were a little less excited about the heat but ate it anyway. We really liked the "limeyness" of it.

August 27, 2011 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Thanks for the update, Berji's Domain. I'm doubly glad now I didn't add the chiles. "Limeyness": great description :)

August 27, 2011 at 2:07 PM  
Blogger trump said...

Good morning from Lebanon counties Amish community. Richard from Amish Stories.

August 28, 2011 at 7:06 AM  
Anonymous Elina (Russian Bites) said...

That sounds so incredible. I love anything with lemon/lime and sorry... spice, gloves and all. ;)

September 2, 2011 at 10:14 AM  

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