Meaty chicken thighs are well suited to this intensely flavored Vietnamese marinade.

Patsy Jamieson
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 1996


Recipe Summary

1 hr 10 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk lime juice, fish sauce, garlic, peppers, sugar and oil in a small bowl. Pour about half of this marinade into a shallow glass dish and reserve the remainder for basting. Add chicken pieces to the dish and turn to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to 1 hour, turning occasionally.

  • Meanwhile, make Papaya Relish. Preheat grill to medium-high.

  • Oil the grill rack. Grill the chicken, covered, turning several times and basting the browned sides with the reserved marinade, until well browned but not charred, and no longer pink inside, 20 to 30 minutes. Serve with Papaya Relish.

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Nutrition Facts

396 calories; protein 52.3g 105% DV; carbohydrates 10.9g 4% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 0.3g 1% DV; sugars 7.2g; fat 14.7g 23% DV; saturated fat 3g 15% DV; cholesterol 241.1mg 80% DV; vitamin a iu 168.1IU 3% DV; vitamin c 13.8mg 23% DV; folate 14.1mcg 4% DV; calcium 35mg 4% DV; iron 2.2mg 12% DV; magnesium 64mg 23% DV; potassium 677.9mg 19% DV; sodium 999.2mg 40% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 24% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
I am a big fan of fruit with meat. This recipe is just perfect - and the chicken always turns out very juicy and tender. My family loves the complex tangy and sweet flavors. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe is amazing. Every time I make it I get requests for the recipe. SO GOOD! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
AMAZING This dish was absolutely amazing. Be combination of flavors creates a tango dance on your tongue! My husband loved it as did I. I was worried at first that it may not taste good but it was terrific. Everyone should try this out you won't be sorry. Pros: Juicy and flavorful Cons: Papaya not always in season & a sticky process Read More