Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl & mix with a fork
Combine fat, sugar, maple syrup & ginger and beat with the paddle attachment of your kitchen aide mixer for 3-4 minutes.
Stop to scrap the bowl a couple times
(If you don’t have a kitchen aide stand mixer, you can also whisk by hand or put in your food processor (not blender)
Slowly add the dry ingredients a bit at a time, scraping the bowl halfway through.
Once everything is incorporated, stop mixing. Do not overmix.
You can always finish missing by hand with a spatula if you notice that there are bits of flour that need more incorporating.
Roll into small balls or scoop with a spoon onto a greased baking sheet.
If you wanted extra sweetness you could roll the balls in sugar or sprinkle sugar on the tops before baking.
Bake at 350 for about 15min until the cooking are just slightly golden.
The marinade for this Thai chicken allows you to get a little creative in the kitchen, and the accompanying slaw is the same!
Use the proportions of the marinade ingredients below according to how much chicken you should make, and think about the final flavor of the dish; since this is both a marinade as well as the sauce the chicken cooks in, you have some room to wiggle a little with amounts and measurements.
Try to remember the balance of acidity (lime juice), salt (soy sauce) and sweetness (honey), with just enough fresh cilantro to open up the flavor and zingy ginger and garlic to add bite. As with all Connected Chef recipes, we encourage you to use all your senses as you cook!
The coconut rice that goes with the Thai marinated chicken and slaw is also easier than it looks, especially when you think about the process of rice cooking. Cooking the rice in coconut milk gives it a creamy flavor that’s hard to beat, and it rounds out the entire dish nicely.
Toss the slaw together using whatever crispy, fresh vegetables you have on hand. Each of the different textures of the different vegetables will work well together, especially when you tie them together with a garlicky vinegar dressing.
This Thai marinated chicken and sides is one of my favorite recipes to teach in my classes, since it covers so many different aspects of the kitchen and requires you to use each of your senses throughout the entire process. It’s a great recipe to get kids cooking along with you!
Marinated Chicken, Coconut Rice & Thai Slaw
This will be you GO TO dinner meal. Every client tells me how much this meal changed their life. Enjoy!