Wow, this recipe is a keeper. I searched recipes for my nephew's wedding and his new Indonesian wife was very impressed with this dish. We cooked for 50 people; marinated & vacuumed sealed the thighs day before. Next day on the grill took no time at all! We've made this several times since. Great recipe for a large crowd!
This recipe is really outstanding and SUPER easy. I've made it three times now and it has been a superb hit each time. I made the recipe for the chicken thighs as indicated. Be sure to use Kosher salt and not regular table salt, their is a difference in intensity. I put the chicken in he refrigerator once it was seasoned with the spice paste for several hours and it was just fine which makes it an easy make-ahead main course. When I prepped the mango salsa, I chose mint over cilantro and it was a fantastic combination with the mango and I prefer the flavour over cilantro which sometimes gets so overused. I also cut down on the oil in the salsa. I only put in a teaspoon and it was perfect. The full amount leaves the salsa too oily for my taste and diminishes the fresh taste of the fruit and vegetables. I didn't have peanuts and didn't really miss them in the salsa, in fact I might prefer it, try it both ways. Don't hesitate to serve this at a casual dinner party. I prepared it with steamed asparagus, and Rice Pilaf with Spiced Carmelized Onions, Orange, Cherry and Pistashio (substituted the dried cherries for cranberries and OMG... delicious). Search for the Rice Pilaf recipe here on Fine Cooking website. It is also an outstanding recipe that goes very well with the Chicken Thighs. If you make the Chicken Thighs and Mango Salsa with the Rice Pilaf mentioned, forgo the peanuts in the salsa, you'll love the pistachios in the Pilaf and my thought is you don't need chopped nuts in both dishes.
sooo delicious and easy to make. Love the crunch of peanuts in the salsa, as well as the interplay of all the other flavors.
The chicken was good but the salsa was outstanding. Used fresh grated ginger instead of powder spice. Heating spices and adding chile paste made it unusual and tasty. Also used only a pinch of salt in recipe - did not miss it.
I've made this for dinner and company. It is GREAT. I use chili-garlic sauce instead of the chili sauce because I like it better. Also, we love it with Tzatziki instead or along with the mango sauce. Great combination.
Served this to friends and they all but licked their plates. It was a big hit. The salsa is a perfect accompaninment. I did cook the chicken on a foil lined pan instead of directly on the grill, just because I hate cleaning the grill. It was just fine - still delicious, minus the grill marks.
A little extra work for the salsa, but it really completes this dish. Great interplay of flavors, colors, and textures.