Fried chicken is a common street food in Thailand, eaten as both a finger food and main course dish. Unlike Western-style fried chicken -- where the coating is thick and tasty while the chicken beneath is plain --- Thai fried chicken features a crisp, thin coating and flavor that reaches deep into the meat. It's the spice paste/marinade that does the trick, a wonderful concoction of Thai herbs and spices. Great as a party finger food, or anytime you want to make dinner into a special treat.
If you like good grilled chicken, try this classic and fantastically delicious Thai Grilled Chicken! Simple enough to make, and the results are truly satifying. Includes a special marinade that imbues the chicken with taste and gives it that beautiful reddish barbecue color. Serve with a quintessentially Thai sauce that is super-easy to make, and ENJOY!