Top 14 Chicken Recipes From the Thai Kitchen

Need a dinner idea? Check out these delicious Thai chicken recipes. Whether you want to bake, roast, fry, grill or stir-fry your chicken, you'll find the best recipe right here. These Thai chicken dishes are ultra flavorful and healthy too. Give one a try!

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    Classic Chicken Curry

    Chicken curry
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    This classic chicken curry recipe is my family's favorite. It's a classic yellow curry made with chunks of chicken and potatoes and tastes like one of those wonderful curry dishes you can find in the marketplaces and streets of Bangkok. The use of curry powder helps the dish come together quickly and easily.

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    Thai Basil Chicken Stir-Fry

    Chicken with Sweet Chilli and Thai Basil
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    Thai basil chicken stir-fry is one of the most popular of all Thai dishes, both in Thailand and here in North America, offering spicy flavors that mingle beautifully with the taste of savory basil. If you've enjoyed eating spicy basil chicken at Thai restaurants, try this wonderful homemade recipe.

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    Classic Thai Chicken Soup (Tom Ka Gai)

    Thai Chicken soup
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    This classic Thai chicken soup has that distinctive Thai flavor—a balance of spicy, salty, sweet and sour. You will especially welcome this soup's warmth during the winter, when it can also provide you with added health benefits, helping to ward off the cold or flu.

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    Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

    Thai Chicken Noodle Soup
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    This Thai chicken noodle soup is one of my all-time favorites. When the weather turns cooler, or if you're simply in need of comfort, this is the recipe you should reach for. What makes it special is the Thai combination of soothing lemongrass and coconut milk—these two flavors marry beautifully with chicken.

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    Thai Lemongrass Roasted Chicken

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    Thai lemongrass roasted chicken is a famous dish throughout much of Southeast-Asia, and my Thai roasted lemongrass chicken recipe is particularly fragrant and moist.

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    Honey Garlic Grilled Chicken

    Grilled chicken breast served on plate with parsley and lemon. Wooden background
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    This Thai version of honey garlic grilled chicken turns ordinary chicken breast or thigh into an amazing tasting meal, plus it's easy to make. Here I've grilled it, but it's just as wonderful baked in the oven (both methods included here). Makes a great dinner served together with rice or over a salad, or whatever side dishes you desire.

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    Famous Thai Cashew Chicken Stir-Fry

    Cashew Chicken Stir-Fry
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    Famous Thai cashew chicken stir-fry is one of many stir fry recipes that came to Thailand via the Chinese. Very popular in Thai restaurants, this famous chicken stir fry recipe is made with lean chicken breast, shiitake mushrooms, plus suey choy, bok choy, or other healthy greens of your choice.

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    Thai Tom Yum Baked Chicken

    chicken thighs on white plate sprinkled with sesame seeds
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    This Thai Tom Yum baked chicken will fast become one of your dinner favorites and it's simple enough to whip up any night of the week. This is now my husband's favorite baked chicken, and I love it too. Give this one a try!

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    Classic Sweet and Sour Chicken

    Sweet and sour chicken
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    This classic sweet and sour chicken recipe isn't difficult to make, and you'll love the results. It's fresher tasting than most restaurant sweet & sour dishes, and not as 'bready' (the restaurant's way of creating bulk). If you're a sweet and sour fan, put this recipe on your 'must make' list!

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    Easy Baked Thai Lemon Chicken

    Sliced lemon on wooden cutting board
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    In this easy baked Thai lemon chicken recipe, both lemon and lemongrass are used to create a delicious garlic infused lemony chicken that literally melts in your mouth. Quarter chicken pieces (leg and thigh) are perfect to use and make nice individual portions for serving guests.

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    Easy Thai Red Curry Chicken

    Thai Red Curry
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    This easy Thai red curry chicken is fragrant and sumptuous and can be made anywhere from mild to red-hot, depending on how much spice you prefer. It's a healthy and hearty curry dish that will awaken your senses and boost your mood.

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    Real Thai Chicken Satay

    Chicken Satay

    The Spruce

    There's satay, and then there's real Thai chicken satay! If you've never had the real stuff, then you'll fall in love with the succulent taste of this satay recipe, which has been passed down through my husband's family (from Thailand) for many generations.

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    Thai Tamarind Chicken Stir-Fry

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    Most Thai recipes are a combination of sweet, sour, and spicy, and this Thai tamarind chicken stir-fry recipe is the epitome of this delectable description, although you can choose to make the dish mild (without chilies) and it will still be darkly wonderful and rich-tasting. Stir-fried with plenty of fresh shiitake mushrooms, this savory chicken dish will satisfy even the biggest appetites.

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    Thai Fried Chicken

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    Fried chicken is a common street food in Thailand, eaten as both a finger food and main course dish. Unlike Western-style fried chicken -- where the coating is thick and tasty while the chicken beneath is plain --- Thai fried chicken features a crisp, thin coating and flavor that reaches deep into the meat. It's the spice paste/marinade that does the trick, a wonderful concoction of Thai herbs and spices. Great as a party finger food, or anytime you want to make dinner into a special treat.