– Chicken cut into pieces
– Cloves garlic, minced
– Soy sauce
– Lemon juice
– Fish sauce (available in tall bottles at all food stores)
– Fresh coriander, chopped
– Peppercorns, ground
– Red chilli, minced, OR 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
– Brown sugar
Stir all marinade ingredients together in a bowl, being sure to mix the coriander in well. Place the chicken in a mixing bowl and pour the marinade over. Stir well, ensuring all surfaces are covered with the marinade. Allow to marinate in the refrigerator while you warm up the grill – at least 10 minutes, or up to 24 hours if planning a barbecue party or cookout.
Turn the chicken in the marinade several times before placing on the grill. Barbecue the chicken, basting with the leftover marinade once each side. Chicken is cooked when inner flesh is opaque, plump, and juicy.
If cooking in the oven: Simply place chicken on a broiling pan (or a grill with a pan underneath to catch the drippings) and broil on high for 15-20 minutes, depending on how thick the meat is . Place the pan on one of the higher shelves of your oven (but not right underneath, or chicken will burn).
Baste the chicken with leftover marinade the first couple of times you turn it. Try to watch the chicken and turn it often, or it may burn.
Serve hot with a chilled drink.