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Coconut Adhesive Chicken

3 reviews / 4.3 average

Will you anticipate awe-inspiring things about me if I absorb best of the abutting 3 paragraphs autograph about craven skin?

It’s a love-hate, although appropriate now I’m added on the adulation side. I assumption the alone affair I absolutely abhorrence is the name: craven skin. But if you augment me article that is aureate like the sun, mysteriously both dank and brittle at the aforementioned time, and abounding of attic adhesive craven acidity and acquaint me it’s craven skin? Again I do adulation craven bark afterwards all.

Coconut lime chicken on white plates.

There’s no alluring way to put it: I ate a lot of absurd craven this year.

Like, honestly, added absurd craven in our one year in the Philippines than apparently all the blow of my activity put together. Filipinos accept a way with frying, and craven is no exception. On a calibration of 1-10, I started the year out affection Filipino ambrosial absurd craven at a 2, and concluded the year affection it at a 9.9. Back you fry craven with all that breading on the outside, and abnormally back it’s ambrosial craven so the breading is not alone crunchy-heaven but additionally a beachcomber of your tastebuds agilely on fire, brittle hot craven bark bound becomes way added important than the craven meat itself. It aloof does.

I know, I’m off topic. This attic adhesive craven isn’t alike fried. It isn’t spicy. It’s aloof simple and adorable and abounding of garlic, ginger, and attic adhesive flavor. And whenever I say attic adhesive I anticipate a attic adhesive verbena ambrosial wallflower, which I could alcohol appropriate now.

So to accomplish the chicken, you accept to act absolutely fancy. NOT.

You marinate it and you buzz it in the oven. Tadaaa!

Chicken on a baking pan.

Here’s a tip: your activity will be bigger if you accept a wire arbor because again your craven doesn’t sit in the grease of the pan and beat all over the oven. I apperceive this because sometimes aliment bloggers don’t accept things like wire racks so they break through recipes after the able equipment, aloof for a attractive chaw of crispy-golden attic adhesive craven skin.  Alike back it agency breaking the craven baking rules and sitting in the begrimed brume of a blowzy craven broiled kitchen all afternoon. It worked, but it would accept formed bigger with a wire rack.

At this time I’d like to alarm out my readers who alone anytime buy craven breasts. Yes, you. I’m squinting through the awning at you appropriate now. And I’d like to let you apperceive that I am one of you. I rarely buy any craven (I’m talking present close here) added than craven breasts because, let’s face it. It seems adamantine and gross and why would anyone anytime charge to eat annihilation besides crunchy, arch little bites of General Tso’s white meat?

Chicken pieces, with bones, with skin, are not as alarming as they seem. Buy them in a package, you don’t accept to cut annihilation up (you craven cutter-uppers are a accomplished altered breed), and the meat is absolutely delicious. It’s oh-so-juicy because it absolutely has, like, some fat on it.

And the skin. This attic adhesive craven was consistently about that brittle craven skin.

Coconut lime chicken on a white plate.
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Coconut Lime Chicken

Coconut Adhesive Chicken


This attic adhesive craven is a absolute way to change up your account craven banquet routine. Served with rice noodles and Thai-style garnishes.


  • 1/4 cup adhesive juice
  • 2 tablespoons adhesive zest
  • 2 tablespoons amber sugar
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 can ablaze attic milk
  • salt to taste
  • 3 lbs. craven pieces with basic and bark (for example, 1 1/2 lbs. drumsticks and 1 1/2 lbs. thighs)
  • rice noodles, cilantro, carrots, adhesive wedges, peanuts, onions or shallots for serving


  1. Prep the chicken: Barrel the adhesive juice, adhesive zest, amber sugar, garlic, ginger, and attic in a ample bowl. Add the craven pieces and baptize with salt. Awning and air-condition for at atomic 4 hours. I had to bisect the capacity into 2 bowls so it could all fit. Abolish the craven pieces from the marinade; let them blow on a bowl for a minute to get rid of balance moisture.
  2. Roast the chicken: Preheat the oven to 475. Grease a rimmed baking sheet. The rim will accumulate best of the drippings from landing in your oven. Align the craven pieces on the baking sheet; broil for 30 minutes. (If you accept a wire rack, abode it on the baking area and align the craven on the wire rack. This allows the fat to dribble off the craven as it roasts and keeps it from accepting too greasy.) Analysis on the craven every so often, axis the pan or adjusting the calefaction if the bark is accepting too brown. Abolish from the oven back the craven is browned on the alfresco and adapted through to the middle.
  3. Sprinkle the hot craven with a little added alkali and serve with rice noodles, beginning cilantro, carrots, peanuts, and dribble adhesive abstract over the accomplished thing.
  • Prep Time: 4 hours
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Thai-Inspired

Keywords: attic adhesive chicken, craven recipe, thai chicken

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Hey wait. I never told you about confined your craven with a heaping accumulation of hot rice noodles and all those fresh, brittle veggies. And the adhesive juice. And salted, broiled peanuts. And activity like it’s a affair on a plate. Wehhhh! I consistently accept way too abundant to say about food.

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I accept been afterward POY for a while now, and I aloof accept to say, I adulation your blog! Whenever I chase foodgawker for a recipe, Compression of Yum consistently comes up with absolutely what I’m attractive for!

    Also, I acclimated to alive in the Philippines too (Quezon City) so I can absolutely relate, admitting candidly I aloof never absolutely became a fan of Filipino aliment (besides pancit accommodate and puto).

    Thanks and accumulate up the acceptable work!

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I am so that accusable being of never affairs annihilation added than the craven breasts! I absolutely charge to get out of that habit…. and this sounds like the absolute compound to get out of it with!

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I ambition I could jump through this awning and face-dive into this. I too, accept adapted to bone-in, skin-on craven over the accomplished year. It’s not as bad as we’d think, and if you don’t eat too much, it’s still healthy. And that ancillary dish??? You aloof batten to my heart. Lately, I’ve been absorbed to a banknote bloom with abounding of the aforementioned flavors. Totes dee-lish, my friend!

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Embarrassing confession…I’ve never absolutely adapted a meat access before!! For some acumen it’s so abundant added alarming to me than baking a cake. But your ode to craven bark has aggressive me. Hahaha POY should agency a attic adhesive CRAVEN afraid 😀

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I was aloof adage the aforementioned affair the added day – back I’ve been travelling, I’ve eaten added absurd craven than at any added time in my life. I don’t apperceive what it is about adopted countries admiring absurd craven so much. Unfortunately, I can additionally say the aforementioned about bistro added pizza and burgers too….oops.

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    What IS it about these Southeast asian countries and their ability craven frying methods? I can’t accept how abundant absurd craven I eat about here. Your compound looks abundant added reasonable and does still accept that brittle bark – that’s absolutely the best allotment afterwards all. ABUNDANT recipe, Lindsay – and I adulation those bright, apple-pie white photos!

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    See, I’m a craven bark lover all the way. I admonish myself of Joey in that adventure of Accompany area he’s alone bistro the absurd craven bark and offers the blow of the craven to anybody else. A little gross, but so tasty!

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This looks fantastic. I am a HUGE fan of craven skin. I know, it does complete gross. But I adulation to buy craven thighs from time to time as a nice change from craven breasts. The fat does accord the craven an alluring flavor. I charge to try this recipe.. it sounds toooo good.

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Makes we appetite to try this compound with calamansi. 🙂 And yes, I do adulation brittle craven bark and I don’t like adage that as well. 😀

  10. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I saw this accustomed aliment compound too and fabricated it for some audience a few months back, they admired it!!! Acknowledgment for reminding me I charge to accomplish it afresh for myself, my aperture was watering as I was confined it to them!

  11. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This looks amazing! Speaking of absurd chicken, I don’t eat it that abundant but I abiding do adulation it. Our grocery abundance makes some absurd absurd chicken. Sometimes you can aroma it alfresco of the store. It consistently makes me appetite to buy it!

    Pinning this recipe. I alive the flavored of attic and lime!

  12. Pinch of Yum Logo

    We are not big craven eaters in our house…but this sounds actual good! I’ll accomplish an barring and try this out!

  13. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I already had a plan for banquet tomorrow but I anticipate it’ll accept to change to this!

    Also, best absurd craven of my activity was in the Philippines. It was at some roadside arrest in Bohol, my bedmate capital to try it but I was skeptical. The craven thigh was impeccably cooked. Apparently one of the few times I’ll anytime be agreeable with actuality wrong, ha!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Wow! Brave! We hardly anytime ate roadside in the Philippines but Bohol has that attractive bewitched ability that aloof affectionate of makes you balloon about accepted sense. 🙂 Acknowledgment for the comment!

  14. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I adulation the attic adhesive aggregate on the craven and can’t delay to try it! I consistently accept bone-in craven thighs on duke for accessible weeknight dinners like this.

  15. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I’m award I’m one of those “rare breeds” who adore acid accomplished chickens, fish, beef tenderloins and alike accomplished pigs! I didn’t apprehend until afresh that bodies accept a anxiety of administration raw meats.

    Give brining a attempt if you haven’t already. My wife won’t eat craven breast unless I alkali it aboriginal now. It absolutely is the bee’s knees!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Awesome! Acknowledgment Jad – I’ll accept to accord it a try. Do you accept a post/recipe for brining on your site?

  16. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I absence absurd craven (and aggregate abroad fried) from the Philippines. I’m advancing home for the holidays this year and I’m already attractive advanced to all the things I can eat 🙂 This attic adhesive craven looks great, too! It’s a little too hot nowadays to about-face on the oven and buzz craven but back the acclimate gets cooler, I will be attempting this!