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Thai Style Crispy Chicken

Sharon of Delishar.com
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Servings 3


  • 6 chicken thighs
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 lemongrass minced
  • 1 tsp chopped coriander roots & stems
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • Chilli flakes to taste optional
  • Chopped coriander to taste


  • Preheat oven to 190C.
  • Preheat your pan on medium low heat.
  • While your pan is preheating, pat dry chicken with paper towels.
  • Season both sides with turmeric, salt, and black pepper.
  • Check if pan is hot by sprinkling a couple drops of water, if it sizzles and evaporate almost immediately, your pan is ready.
  • Add oil, swirl to coat pan, then add chicken thighs skin side down.
  • And listen to the melodic searing sound.
  • Allow to sear for 7 minutes or until the skin of the chicken is golden and crispy.
  • When chicken is searing, prepare the sauce.
  • Add chilli flakes, fish sauce, lime juice, coriander root, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, and brown sugar in a bowl.
  • Stir till brown sugar is dissolved.
  • When chicken is golden and crispy, remove pan from heat.
  • Set aside chicken pieces, and drain away the grease.
  • Go ahead, tap on the crispy skin of the chicken for that beautiful crackling sound.
  • You know you want to.
  • Return chicken back into pan, meat side down.
  • And pour in the sauce.
  • Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is done.
  • Allow chicken to rest in pan for 5 minutes for juices to redistribute.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander and serve immediately.