Thursday 14 November 2013

Thai Chilli Roast Chicken with Coconut Gravy

I was looking for a Thai recipe from among Bill Granger's collection and this Thai Chilli Roasted Chicken immediately caught my eye. I love to roast chicken with stuffing as the aroma of the stuffing somehow permeates the chicken flesh from inside out, making it extra delicious. 

The filling is made of a chilli paste consisting of garlic, chilli, coriander and coconut which is stuffed inside the chicken as well as smeared all over the skin. When I was grinding the paste, I could already tell how delicious this dish was going to be. 

The chicken goes along well with a sauce made of Thai green curry paste and coconut milk. My kids love the dish and they kept asking for more of the sauce. 

Thai Chilli Roasted Chicken (Serves 4)
A Bill Granger Recipe found on Baby Mac

  • 1.6kg chicken
For the Chicken Stuffing
  • 1 bunch coriander
  • 2 red chillis
  • 50 g desiccated coconut
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 large limes (juiced) - I stuffed the juiced limes inside the chicken as well
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar 
For the Coconut Gravy
  • 1 tablespoon green curry paste
  • 250 ml coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • In a food processor throw in the ingredients for the stuffing and chop finely
  • Take half of the stuffing and place under the chicken skin and the other half inside the chicken cavity.
  • Rub a little oil, salt & pepper over it’s back and into a 180 degree oven for 1.5 hrs  or till its cooked through.
  • Take the pan with all the juices in it, add in the curry paste scraping the cooked bits off the bottom.
  • Add in the coconut milk, fish sauce, lime juice, brown sugar and simmer away whilst carving
  • Serve up and drown in that delicious gravy over it’s back.
I am submitting this post to Asian Food Fest ( Thailand ) November 2013 hosted by frozen wings
This is for Cook Like A Star hosted by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids, Baby Sumo of Eat Your Heart Out and Mich of Piece of Cake. 


  1. Hi Mich
    Yours too........very very very succulent delicious looking roast chicken! Love to give this a try as ingredients sounds really interesting.

  2. What a delicious Thai baked chicken, i hope it will serve on the dinner table now!

  3. i go crazy over whole chicken roasts and this looks really delicious! bookmarked...

  4. Hi Mich, Chicken looks succulent and must be very fragrant and tasty!

  5. I can just imagine how delicious that chicken must have been, Mich. It sure sounds amazing! Oh how I adore Thai food. I wouldn't mind having your chicken for breakfast!

    Thanks for sharing...

  6. When I saw your title, I was glowing with excitement... I love roast chicken..... I scrolled and checked every ingredients on your recipe.... Yeah! I hv everything in Beijing! Must do this for my Sunday roast! Thanks Mich!

  7. I want to come and live in your house and eat all your amazing food :-) I have just taken a chicken out the freezer so guess what is for dinner tomorrow night.

  8. My mouth is watering, Mich. Your roasted chicken looks perfectly crisp and delicious.

  9. Delicious thai roast chili chicken Miche, spicy version is always best.

  10. Mich, your chicken is looking so delicious and irresistible!

  11. Ooo the marinade definitely sounds good! Looks very yummy.

  12. Hi Mich,
    If only I could hop over to your dining table now, of course everything must be long gone by now! :)
    Looks really delicious!

  13. Wonderful recipe Mich! This looks like a very succulent dish! Have a nice weekend.

  14. wow, this is looking seriously good, perfectly roasted and i believe it tasted even better!

  15. I find that coconut gravy quite intriguing: I've never made one and it sounds really delicious along with the chicken. Very, very curious. :)

  16. You've got a big fat succulent chicken there! Looks so good I could eat easily a quarter of that for a meal! Yum!

  17. Hi Mich,

    I do realise too that Bill Granger cooks very well with Asian flavours. This roast chicken looks flavoursome :D