Vietnamese Style Chicken

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Vietnamese Style Chicken

Serves 6

Cook time: 2-2.5 hours | Desired Temp: 165°

*Cook times may vary!

Vietnamese style chicken


2 whole chickens, halve
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup fish sauce
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
2 tbs grated fresh ginger
5 tsp sambal oelek
3 limes, juiced
2 limes, zest
7 medium cloves garlic, minced
4 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro
4 tbsp. chopped lemongrass 
2 Fresno Chili Peppers, sliced
2 Thai chili peppers
4 tbsp. olive oil
Limes and cilantro, for garnish


How to make Vietnamese Style Chicken:


  1. Mix all marinade ingredients (except lime juice) and add to large plastic sealable bags with chicken to marinate overnight. 
  2. Add lime juice 2 - 3 hours prior to cooking. 
  3. Light PBC according to instructions.
  4. Hang chicken halves until the internal temperature reaches 165°. 
  5. Remove from Pit Barrel Cooker and garnish with lime wedges and fresh chopped cilantro.  




Thank you Owen Quirk @aweebitquirkybbq for sharing this recipe and beautiful pictures! 

chicken pit barrel cooker

Vietnamese style chicken pit barrel cooker

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