GF / FF
Approximate Nutrition Info (based on 1-1/4 C): Calories 300 | Fat 15 g | Carbs 10 g | Cholesterol 5 mg | Protein 8 g | Sodium 750 mg | Potassium 500 mg
DID YOU KNOW?
The word “Panang” (pee-nung) is derived from the ancient Khmer language that was adopted by Thailand, meaning “cross” mostly referring to leg position, like sitting cross-legged (on the floor). Back in the day, there was a way of cooking grilled chicken by crossing the chicken’s legs and sitting the chicken upright instead of halving the chicken open and cooking it on the grill. The chicken that sat cross-legs up on the grill would be bathed with a curry paste that contained ground roasted peanuts, then mixed with coconut cream. It would be brushed with the same mixture over the whole cooking time on the grill. This is a dish called “Gai Panang” or chicken Panang, due to the position of the chicken on the grill.