Grilled Chicken (Kai Yang) ไก่ย่าง


Grilled chicken Thai style, or as we call it in Thai language, Kai Yang ไก่ย่าง. This dish you will see both as street food as well as in good restaurants. It is often paired with papaya salad (som tum) and sticky rice (khaw-niow). It is also eaten with raw vegetables, and often dipped in spicy sauces. I got this recipe from the Kruaklaibann website ( This website is where all the Thai people who live overseas share their cooking. The recipe comes from Khao Suan Kwang (ไก่ย่างเขาสวนกวาง) a district in Northeastern Thailand where they have a really good reputation for doing grilled chicken.


  • 1 whole chicken (butterfly )
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 3 coriander root
  • 1tsp white pepper
  • 1tbs sugar
  • 2tsp salt
  • 1/2 of a lime (juice)
  • 2tbs water
  • 1tbs sesame seed
  1. Grind garlic, coriander root and pepper, then add salt, sugar, water and lime juice.
  2. Baste the chicken with this mix, sprinkle with sesame seeds and then leave in the fridge overnight.
  3. The next day the chicken can be grilled to perfection.




One thought on “Grilled Chicken (Kai Yang) ไก่ย่าง

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.