Saturday, May 09, 2009

Grilled Spicy Thai Chicken Wings

I have a love hate relationship with cilantro or coriander. Growing up, I detested this fresh herb and will throw out every piece of cilantro in my mom’s cooking. My relationship with the pungent herb only changed when I got to know Carlos. He loves this herbs and I start using it in my cooking. Over the years I learned to like it and love using it in my roast chicken. Today I used the cilantro roots for this recipe of tender and juicy grill chicken wings. You can serve it with rice or a green salad.


15 chicken wings
3 cloves of garlic
2 stalks of lemongrass, thinly sliced
1” of ginger - slice
2 cilantro roots or a small bunch of cilantro
2 green chilies
3 spring onions – roughly chopped
3 tbsp of honey
Juice of 2 lemons
Salt and pepper to taste

1. In a food processor, combined garlic, lemon grass, ginger, cilantro, chilies, spring onions and ground into a fine paste. Set aside
2. Clean and cut chicken wings into 3 sections, discard the tips and cut off excess fat and skin.
3. Marinate the wings with the blended ingredients, lemon juice, honey, salt and pepper for at least 2 hours or even overnight to developed more flavor.
4. Preheat oven to 400 degree F. Line the baking pan with aluminum foil. Place the chicken on the pan and roast the wings until golden brown. Turn the chicken half way through the baking for even browning.
5. You could crisp up the skin by broiling the wings for a minute or two under the boiler. Serve with warm rice or salad.

P/S I'd like to take this opportunity to wish Happy & Blessed Mother's Day to all mother's especially to my Mom in Malaysia.


pigpigscorner said...

Such wonderful flavours! And great idea grilling them!

Anonymous said...

Gert, i love this recipe, very healthy...must try to grill using your recipe.

Anonymous said...

opps..forget to leave sign my name

- Kath

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks delicious! Will have to try this recipe as I loved cilantro!

Dori said...

These look awesome, very delicious!

Rita Ho said...

YUMMY! I love cilantro and will try this recipe for my next BBQ party. Gert ... will the flavor change much if I use the cilantro stems instead of roots? Most of the grocers here sell cilantro without the roots.

Bren said...

these look really good. garlic and ginger are sure winners for me!

Zue Murphy said...

Very nice browning on your chicken. This look yummy. I must try it.

Christelle said...

Humm, immediately convinced by this one, I'm biased, yummy! :)))

mycookinghut said...

OMG!! I can image all the flavours absorbed by the chicken!! Gertrude, another great recipe from you! It's going to be ideal for BBQ during summer!

Debbie said...

The recipe sounds wonderful. The chicken looks very tasty!

Jo said...

Great recipe and looks really, really delicious.

Little Chef said...

Wah! I'm salivating now and it's already 10.40pm over here in KL. :p Will definately give this a try when am feeling like some chicken wings for myself ;)

discoverylane said...

Me, too. Love hate relationship with cilantro. I only use it for roast chicken, salsa, and "clianto,fish, and thousand year egg soup". Other than that, no thank you. I think I will try your new recipe in my next bbq. BBQ and chicken wings are perfect match. Thanks.

Вера said...

very,very nice!

Little Inbox said...

Oh, it looks so tempting.

ICook4Fun said...

Pigpigcorner, it will be great too to on the BBQ grill.

Kath, hope you like this.

LCOM, I know you like cilantro :)

Meeso, thank you.

Rita, yes you can always use cilantro. I got the cilantro with roots from the Asian store.

Bren, yes its a great combinations.

Zue, you should try this out. It's really good.

Christelle, ha ha..totally agreed with you.

Leemei, yes this will be great for summer. I am planning to do this again soon :)

Debbit, thank you.

Jo, yes it is :)

Little chef, you should give this a try :)

Discoverylane, hope you like this.

Vera, thank you.

Beachlover's Kitchen said...

Gert,we are in the same boat..When I was in Msia ,I hate cilantro.I won't eat or drink soup when I see any cilantro in it but after living in US I fall in love wt cilantro! I guess the circumtances here make me love this herb..but not Eliot.He hate it! it's a good idea to use cilantro in bbq marination!! going to try your recipe for my bbq party! thanks1

ICook4Fun said...

Lesley, I guess we learned to loves it over the years :)

tigerfish said...

I have tried making this but I think I did not put enough cilantro!

Lynn said...

Wow, you have such interesting looking recipes here! This is my first time visiting. I love it :)