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Grilled Chicken with Hot and Sweet Dipping Sauce

Grilled Chicken with Hot and Sweet Dipping Sauce
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  • 4 ServingsServings


  • Grilled Chicken:
  • 4 large split chicken breasts, bone-in and skin on (about 3 pounds
  • 3 TBLS Thai fish sauce
  • Flavor Paste:
  • 4 TBLS black peppercorns
  • 6 large garlic cloves
  • 1 TBLS ground coriander
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Dipping Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried red pepper flakes



1 Place peppercorn-coriander paste in large bowl; stir in fish sauce and blend well.

2 Add chicken to marinade and turn to coat. Let stand, covered, at room temperature for about 1 hour or in the refrigerator for as long as 3 hours.

3 Prepare gas or charcoal grill, or preheat broiler. Place chicken on grill 4 – 5 inches from flame, bone-side down, and grill until bottom is starting to brown, about 6 – 8 minutes.

4 Turn chicken pieces and continue cooking until golden brown on other sides and juices run clear when meat is pierced with fork, about another 6 – 8 minutes.

5 Transfer chicken to platter and top each piece with up to one-quarter of the hot and sweet dipping sauce.

6 Peppercorn-Coriander Flavor Paste:

7 n food processor, combine 4 tablespoons black peppercorns, 6 large garlic cloves, 1 tablespoon ground coriander and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Pulse about one minute, to consistency of paste. Add 1 teaspoon Thai fish sauce and combine well.

8 Hot and Sweet Dipping Sauce:

9 In small saucepan, bring to a boil over medium-high heat 1/2 cup rice vinegar. Stir in 1/2 cup sugar; continue stirring until sugar is completely dissolved. Lower heat to medium-low and simmer 5 minutes.

10 With the back of a spoon, mash 1 large garlic clove. Combine mashed garlic with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes. Remove vinegar mixture from heat; stir garlic mixture into vinegar sauce and blend well. Cool to room temperature.

Source: National Chicken Council