Nam Prik Pao Grilled chicken

Nam Prik Pao Grilled chicken

Serves 2
Prep time 10mins
Cooking time 40 mins


  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 green chillies slit
  • 2 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 cup of fresh Coriander
  • ½ cup of diced onion
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • 2 chicken thigh
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp of Nam Prik Pao– divided
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 1-1/2 cups of water


  • Heat ½ tbsp of sesame oil and olive oil in a pressure cooker. Add onion, chillies garlic and ginger, and simmer until fragrant, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the carrots and mushrooms and stir for about a minute, stirring frequently.
  • Add the water, 2 tbsp Nam Prik Pao paste, lemon juice and chicken thigh. Stir, add the fresh coriander, and pressure cook for 1 whistles.
  • Let the cooker release the pressure on its own. Take the chicken thigh out and set aside.
  • Let the remaining broth reduce to half on low flame.
  • Once the broth has reduced to half, mashed all the solids and strain the liquid out.
  • Heath the broth again and add 1 tbsp of Nam Prik Pao paste and Chicken thigh.
  • Simmer this until all the liquid almost evaporates.
  • Coat the chicken thigh with the remaining Nam Prik Pao paste.
  • Heat a grill pan and grill the chicken on both sides for 2 to 3 mins on both sides.
  • Serve with some fresh salad.
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