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Thai-style Garlic Chicken

BBQ chicken with garlic, black pepper, cilantro, and lemon juice. Can be grilled or broiled.

1.5 lbboneless (skinless) chicken breasts
6 clovesgarlic
2 tspsalt
2 tbspblack peppercorns, or medium/coarse ground black pepper
6-8 stalksfresh cilantro/coriander, including roots if possible
2 tbsplemon juice

Crush garlic with the salt. Coarsely crush peppercorns with a mortar and pestle, or in a blender. Finely chop the well-washed coriander - not just the leaves!. Mix all of the seasonings together and rub well into the chicken. Cover and let stand for at least 1 hour, or in refrigerator overnight.

Put pieces of chicken on a grill tray approx. 6 inches from heat. Cook on 'broil', turning every 5 minutes, until chicken is tender and skin is crisp. (If possible, cook on a barbecue over glowing coals.)

Serve with boiled rice, fresh tomatoes sliced and seasoned with a pinch of chilli powder, salt, and lemon juice to taste, grilled/broiled whole tomatoes, or thinly sliced onion.

Adapted from The Complete Asian Cookbook by Charmaine Solomon