- Begin by making a marinade for the chicken. In a large mixing bowl add 1 finely chopped red chilli, 3 finely chopped shallots, 2 finely chopped lemon grass stalks, 3 garlic cloves finely chopped, 1 tbsp of turmeric, 1 tbsp chilli powder, 1 tsp ground coriander, 3 tbsp fish sauce and finally 2 tbsp of shaved palm sugar. Mix all the indregients until the sugar has dissolved. Add 4 tbsp of oil to loosen the marinade and set aside. Next chop the chicken thighs into strips and add to the marinade. If the chicken has the bone left in remove before slicing. Mix thoroughly in the marinade then divide onto bamboo skewers by folding the chicken onto the skewer. Leave the chicken to marinade for at least 2 hours before cooking, although overnight would be great.
4. Now let’s cook the chicken, to bbq the skewers simply grill on a medium heat approximately 180 degrees centigrade for 15 minutes whilst constantly turning to ensure that they do not burn. If using a bbq isn’t an option you can simply bake the skewers in the oven at 180 degrees centigrade for 20 minutes until cooked.