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Vietnamese Grilled Chicken

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Calories 272 kcal
Author Tessa the Domestic Diva

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs or if you prefer, with skin (lean cuts of meat will not work overly well with this dish)

Marinade:

  • 1/4 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons avocado oil

Dipping Sauce (adjust amounts to personal preferences, this is enough for 1-2 people):

  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt (not fine ground, it will be too salty)
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 serrano chile sliced (w/ the seeds will be more spicy, without less so)

Instructions

  1. Mix all marinade ingredients together.
  2. Add in chicken and marinate for at least 3 hours, I usually put it together in the morning or at lunchtime.  *or see tip above*

  3. Preheat grill to hot.
  4. Add chicken to quickly sear for a couple of minutes, then flip to do the same to the other side.
  5. Turn down temp to med-low, close your lid, and let cook gently until done (Meat will register 165 degrees)
  6. Remove from grill, tent with some foil, and let the meat rest a couple of minutes.
  7. Slice and serve with sticky rice and dipping sauce!

Recipe Notes

PLAN FOR MARINATE TIME!!

Nutrition Facts
Vietnamese Grilled Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 272 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 143mg48%
Sodium 1187mg52%
Potassium 414mg12%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.