Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Grilled Red Curry Chicken

"Roasting a whole chicken takes about an hour, but if you cut out the backbone and flatten the bird, it will grill perfectly in about 30 minutes"- Food and Wine


The chicken is rubbed with a simple Thai-inspired mix of red curry paste, coconut milk and brown sugar. Although, the recipe does not require a marinating time, I would encourage you marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes and don't forget to rub the curry mixture under the skin for extra flavor.


Grilled Red Curry Chicken
serves 4
Recipe from Food and Wine

Ingredients:
One 3-pound chicken- remove wing tips
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
2 tablespoons red curry paste
1 teaspoon dark brown sugar
Salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions:
1. Light a grill. Using kitchen shears, cut along both sides of the chicken backbone; discard the backbone. Turn the chicken breast side up and press down firmly on the breast bone to crack and flatten it. Using a sharp knife, cut deep slits to the bone 1/2 inch apart along the chicken legs and thighs. Transfer the flatten chicken to a medium baking dish.

2. In a small bowl, whisk the coconut milk with the curry paste and brown suagr until smooth. Rub the curry mixture all over the chicken, into the slits and under the skin; season with salt and pepper.

3. Grill the chicken skin side down over moderate heat until the skin is browned and crisp, about 10 minutes.  Turn the chicken skin side up, cover and grill over moderate heat until cooked through, about 20 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes. Carve the chicken and serve.

Enjoy!

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58 comments:

3 hungry tummies said...

That looks seriously good Velva! I love grilling a butterflied chicken too, love the marinate you used here.

doggybloggy said...

I could eat the whole thing - really!

Julie said...

Grilling looks sooooooooooo good! We're hoping to be able to grill sometime soon!

Angie's Recipes said...

The chicken looks very tempting. The red curry must have made the chicken taste more flavourful.

Vrinda said...

awesome grilled chicken...

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

Yummy. I have to get grilling!

Kim said...

The color on your chicken is gorgeous! I love the idea of a curry roasted chicken, sounds like a unique twist!

Bo said...

This is a must try!!! Looks perfectly cooked and delicious!

Ken Bowie said...

I'm gettin the Wife to do this one while I am at work...excellent dinner it will b!!

Sage said...

Love that picture;can almost taste that chicken; good stuff!
Rita

suzicate said...

It is so pretty....and I'll bet it tastes fabulous!

Hungry Dog said...

This sounds absolutely delicious! We don't have a grill though. I wonder how long it would take to roast in the oven?

Lyndsey said...

This looks so awesome I love roasting whole chicken! The flavors sound wonderful, I will definitely do this!

TKW said...

My mouth is just watering! I am bookmarking this one! Wow!

buffalodick said...

I used to grill in the snow..not much anymore- waiting for it to melt!

Claudia said...

Velva, this is just gorgeous - I am yearning for it. I wonder about firing the grill up in 6 inches of snow....have done it before.

theycallmejane said...

You have mad photog skills! You can make a chicken on a grill look mouthwateringly delicious. Wish it was warm enough here to stoke the grill!

Bob said...

Wow, that looks wicked good. I miss grilling so bad.

Bridgett said...

Gorgeous with the grill marks. I can just imagine the flavor!

Mary said...

This looks seriously wonderful. I never would have thought of a rub with red curry. This sounds terrific.

Fresh Local and Best said...

This make me miss having a grill! It reminds me of all of the wonderful foods at summer BBQ's. This chicken looks delish!

Karen said...

This looks and sounds so good! I can't wait for summer so we can start grilling again!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

That photo has "savory" written all over it. My mouth is watering just looking!

Jen_from_NJ said...

I love Thai flavors! Your chicken looks just delicious - I will give this a try.

Mimi said...

Delicious! Isn't it nice to live in a year round grilling climate.
Mimi

Gina said...

that looks awesome!

Rambling Tart said...

This is GORGEOUS, Velva! Sets me dreaming of warm summer evenings :-)

Chris said...

That's one gorgeous spatchcocked bird! That's my favorite way to grill them and I even smoke them that way.

Heck I've even done them in a skillet in the oven.

Faith said...

Roast chicken is a favorite in my house, so we would all love this recipe! The sweet/spicy combo is a real winner!

Lynda said...

This is a wonderful looking chicken, Velva! I can't wait for the weather to warm up here so that I can get back to grilling.

Sook said...

Oh wow, just looking at the picture makes my mouth water! I love red curry and I love the idea of grilling chicken with the curry all over it. Yum!

figtree said...

Velva...you did it again!! I have a can of coconut milk on the shelf and I know just what Im using it for!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sandi said...

ohhhhh I really like that Velva....it looks great!!!

teresa said...

this is making me wish for summer even more! fantastic way to grill a chicken, love it!

The Absence of Alternatives said...

Ok. Reading your blog is not helping me in my status of hunger... Yum yum yum. Every post makes me drool.

Debbie said...

Oh Velva we are foodies too! Especially my husband and 12 year old!~ They are hooked on the food network! Every food diner and dive featured in our area, we have to hit! That chicken looks awesome! I will be back to gather some recipes...thanks for stopping over at my G post!

Stella said...

Red curry chicken sounds so good right now. I think I'm getting a second wind after dinner now-could eat this on my full stomach.

Chef E said...

My lips are stuck together trying to say the title and I added cherry rub into the mix, he he

Oh my gosh this is freakin delish! That is what I finally uttered!

tasteofbeirut said...

Velva
I must try this recipe on my brand-new BBQ grill soon! Love it!

theUngourmet said...

I haven't tried this flatten the chicken trick yet. It is such a great idea and I am crazy for curry! Yummo!!

Catherine said...

This chicken looks fantastic Velva! So yummy!

Chow and Chatter said...

wow it looks amazing love the addition of curry!!

Ken Bowie said...

I found out that if i copy and paste a link to a meal I would like to the Wife's Facebook...she makes it. Wooohooo. Couldn't find red curry paste anywhere in the oil field...so we went with a traditional indian curry paste....was still delicious Vel!!

Mom on the Run said...

I want to be grilling now! That chicken looks so good :)

Laura in Paris said...

I feel like installing a bbq on my deck!

Kathleen said...

OOoohhhh! Yummmmy! I can't wait to try this on my grill!!

My Little Space said...

My goodness, this is just so tempting! Who can ever resist this kind of grilled chicken. I can almost smell it here.

Barbara said...

Amazing, Velva. I actually saw Barefoot Contessa do this last week and thought how simple it was.
And so much better for even grilling.
Going to do it and try your delicious rub!

bonnie said...

OHHH HOW YUMMY!!

SWEETLIFE

Stephanie Savors the Moment said...

That chicken looks fabulous & I adore red curry - can't wait to try it. I always butterfly my chicken before roasting - it really cuts that cooking time. Thanks for stopping by my blog - I just signed up to follow yours - fabulous! Looking forward to your next delicious post.
Stephanie

Karen Harris said...

I first discovered this method in England where its called a spatchcock. I love doing this with Cornish hens as well, and like you, giving it a good rub down with a spicy rub. I can't wait to try this recipe it looks delicious. Thanks for the inspiration...again!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Spatchcock!
Sorry, had to say it, it is a funny word. :)
Great way to grill a bird, looks totally delicious!

Fimère said...

délicieux et savoureux comme je les aime
bonne soirée

Kitchen Butterfly said...

Love the flavours. I completely ♥ thai curries!

Paula said...

Looks delicious, Velva!

Lea Ann said...

Beautiful! I love curries! Yellow Curry is my new favorite. Got to give this one a try. Thanks for the recipe.

Mark @ Cafe Campana said...

I love chicken cooked this way. Its so easy but yet so delicious.

Anu Shenoi said...

wonderful variation of recipes with curry! Love it!

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