From sticky tamarind to nutty satay, these Thai chicken recipes are ideal for people in need of fun and fresh family dinner ideas.
They’re bright, versatile, and so easy to make at home.
These Thai-inspired meals are all about rich flavor combinations that even the kids will enjoy.
I’ve found a whopping 17 Thai chicken recipes for you today, so we better get started!
Let’s kick things off with a basic fried chicken recipe.
Every country has its own version of the classic dish, but the Thais really know how to make theirs stand out.
Thai fried chicken is soaked in a marinade of fish and soy sauce, cilantro, garlic, and lots of seasonings.
While the scent of fish sauce might not be that appealing, it’s definitely a must-try.
The unique saltiness it provides so many Asian chicken recipes is something you just can’t get anywhere else!
Level up your roast chicken with this amazing and easy Thai recipe.
Instead of your usual marinade, you’ll soak the bird in a sweet, salty, and tangy tamarind mix. It’s so good you’ll want to make it again and again.
Also, if you haven’t tried tamarind paste before, consider this a sign to buy some. It’s simply incredible.
Satay is a skewered grilled meat served with a sweet and savory peanut sauce.
Though it has Indonesian origins, it’s also very popular in other Southeast Asian countries, including Thailand.
This version of satay uses a marinade of fish and soy sauce, coconut milk, brown sugar, curry, and turmeric.
That blend gives this easy Thai dinner a pleasant finish that’s equal parts sweet, salty, creamy, and spicy.
It’s served with creamy coconut rice, though noodles would be just as good.
If sweet and sour is your take-out go-to, this chicken stir fry is a must-try.
This dish combines chicken, pineapple chunks, and red bell peppers.
That classic combination is then coated in a thick golden glaze of Thai sweet chili sauce, fish sauce, and herbs.
Finally, a blend of garlic, ginger, and chili pepper gives the stir fry a bit of a kick. But feel free to adjust that to your liking.
Tom Yum is an authentic Thai soup recipe that’s popular all over the world, thanks to its incredible mix of hot and sour flavors.
In a fun twist, this recipe infuses all that incredible freshness into juicy and tender grilled chicken.
With a marinade of Tom Yum paste, lemongrass, fish sauce, and coconut milk, you can expect nothing short of an explosion of flavors here.
Cashews are great to snack on, along with dried fruits and other nuts. But did you know that they also make a great companion to chicken?
In Thailand and other Asian countries, it’s not uncommon to see cashews in stir-fries and curries.
They’re wonderfully buttery and delightfully buttery, adding terrific texture to an otherwise crunch-less Thai dish.
This chicken stir fry is a mix of cubed chicken and cashews tossed in a mouthwatering, deep-colored glaze that I know you’ll love.
This isn’t just your average roasted chicken. It’s given a Thai flair, making it the perfect new addition to your list of easy weeknight dinners.
The roast is cooked along with carrots and Thai basil in a dreamy blend of fish sauce, garlic, ginger, Sriracha, and brown sugar.
It looks and tastes amazing, and better still, this simple, family-friendly one-pot meal comes together in no time.
If you love the creamy and nutty goodness of coconut, you’re going to love Tom Kha Gai.
This soup is bursting with the savory and earthy goodness of chicken and mushrooms.
But what takes it to the next level is the broth.
Between the coconut milk, red curry paste, lemongrass, jalapeños, and fish sauce, you’ll want to drink the broth on its own.
Thai basil chicken is yet another spectacular stir fry that you should add to your weekly meal rotation asap.
It’s easy to make and, best of all, it’s crazy-delicious.
Unlike some of the other Thai recipes on this list, this basil chicken recipe uses mostly pantry staples.
But don’t let that fool you! Its simple combination of chicken and Thai basil leaves is beyond divine.
As someone who’s truly and completely in love with spice, seeing any dish with the word “curry” in the title makes my heart jump for joy.
Though I have a soft spot for Indian recipes, this Thai version looks so bright and colorful, I couldn’t help but give it a try.
And just like that, I was hooked. The combination of rich coconut milk and red Thai curry just blew me away.
It’s not too spicy, but you can up the heat if you want. Or, for something a little sweeter, try adding a can of mango slices.
If you need something exotic to add spice to a dull meal, these Thai meatballs perfectly fit the bill.
It might look like a simple ground chicken recipe but the addition of lemongrass, garlic, ginger, and cilantro takes these to another level.
They’re also oven-baked, so they’re much healthier and leaner than the average meatball.
Pizza is one of the most classic Italian recipes around, but have you ever tried it with an Asian spin?
I have, and this mash-up of cuisines is a masterpiece.
Slathered with peanut sauce, shredded chicken, carrots, onions, mozzarella, and cilantro, this pizza is exceptional without being too fattening.
You know what that means, right? We can all have an extra slice (or two!).
13. Chicken Pad Thai
Pad Thai is arguably the most popular Thai dish on the planet, and for good reason! This authentic noodle dish is truly one-of-a-kind.
You’ll start with rice noodles then mix in chicken, eggs, peanuts, and an array of vegetables.
All that is then tossed in an inviting sweet and savory sauce.
With all its many different colors, flavors, and textures, it’s simply to die for.
Here’s another Thai noodle recipe I just know you’ll fall for.
It’s a combination of many things, from chicken to peanuts to a whole slew of bright and fresh veggies.
They’re all tied together with a sweet and savory peanut sauce, resulting in one, harmonious dish.
The best part? As seemingly complex as it may be, this dish comes together in just 20 minutes!
Thai food meets Tex-Mex cuisine in yet another fabulous mash-up of flavors.
If you’re looking for something to give your usual Taco Tuesday some extra oomph, this is the recipe for you.
These Thai tacos are loaded with chicken, cabbage, bean sprouts, and cilantro, which is already a winning combination.
But what really sets the tacos apart is the peanut sauce. It’s a wonderfully thick glaze bursting with sweet, nutty, and savory flavors.
This recipe takes the slaw we all know and love to the next level. It’s much more refreshing and full of flavor, but just as easy to make.
You’ll use a mix of shredded cabbage, green onions, and chicken, as well as raisins, toasted almonds, and sesame seeds.
Bringing all the flavors together is a simple dressing of sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, olive oil, and coconut sugar.
It’s sweet, savory, and bursting with different textures.
Thanks to instant ramen noodles, you can make this incredible Thai chicken recipe in under 15 minutes.
While this is by no means an authentic Thai dish, it does give boring microwave noodles a wonderful makeover.
Mixed with minced chicken, peanuts, and baby spinach, the best part has to be the sweet and nutty coconut milk sauce.
It’s so insanely scrumptious, I bet no one will realize you’ve used instant noodles.
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