Thai Fried Chicken Recipe
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Thai Fried Chicken Recipe

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Nothing says "comfort food" more than homemade fried chicken. We gave it Asian flavor for an amazing combo of tastes your family will love. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons peanut butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro

Nutritional Facts

8 ounces cooked chicken with 3 tablespoons: 489 calories, 26g fat (10g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 854mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 32g protein


  1. Place 1/2 cup flour and coconut milk in separate shallow bowls. In another shallow bowl, combine the salt, garlic powder, ginger, cayenne and remaining flour. Dip chicken in the flour, coconut milk, then flour mixture.
  2. In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil in batches; drain. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 25-35 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°-175°.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the water, brown sugar, soy sauce, cornstarch, vinegar, peanut butter, cayenne and ginger. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in cilantro. Serve with chicken. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Thai Fried Chicken in Simple & Delicious April/May 2011, p11

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Oct. 2, 2015

"My family loved the chicken; I was the only one who really liked and used the sauce (at least they all did try it), but the rest of them aren't really "sauce" people. Love the idea to bread chicken tenders this way and use the sauce as a dip!"

Reviewed Dec. 3, 2013

"Looks really delicious, thanks for the share and I prefer a spicy hot sauce than a brown sugar. If you want a hot spicy fried chicken of course. But that's the adjustment I had when I tried this dish and a wing part of chicken."

Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013 Edited Oct. 23, 2013

"The chicken with peanut sauce was, absolutely, delicious! I cut served the chicken with brown rice and stir-fried vegetables, consisting of all fresh French cut green beans, zucchini, matchstix carrots, bean sprouts, and mushrooms."

Reviewed Feb. 25, 2013

"This was a great dish , i used cut up chicken breast , this is a must make and its easy"

Reviewed Sep. 30, 2011

"Fantastic! We loved it!"

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