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Gai Haw Bai Toey

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Gai haw bai toey is a Thai dish of fried chicken wrapped in pandan leaves. The leaves lend a vanilla-like aroma to the meat and combined with coconut milk and lemongrass, you have something very beautiful and delicious. Enjoy this recipe.
  Chicken thighs 1 Pound (Boneless and skinless, cut into slightly bigger than bite size chunks)
  Oil 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For frying)
For the marinade
  Shallots 2 Tablespoon, minced
  Lemon grass 1 Tablespoon, chopped finely (Lower tender part of the stem)
  Ginger 1 Tablespoon, minced
  Garlic 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  Fresh cilantro 1 Tablespoon, chopped finely
  Brown sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Soy sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Coconut milk 1 Can (10 oz)
  Black pepper 1 Tablespoon, ground
  Salt 1 Pinch (For the seasoning)

1. Take a bowl and add shallots, lemon grass, ginger, garlic, cilantro, brown sugar, soy sauce, coconut milk and seasoning it with a pinch of pepper. Combine well.
2. Add the chicken pieces to the marinade and marinate it for at least 45 minutes.
3. After 45 minutes, take each piece of chicken and wrap it into pandan leaf pieces and skew one or two chicken wraps through a skewer.
4. Take a pan with hot oil and fry the chicken in the skewers. Once done remove the skewers from the heated oil.

5. Serve the fried chicken with rice. The wrappers are not edible so that have to be removed before eating the chicken.

Things You Will Need
1. Fresh pandan leaves (pandanus)- 1 bunch, for wrapping the chicken pieces
2. Skewers

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Thai Fried Chicken in Pandan Leaves
Here's an exotic Thai recipe which is a true delicacy. This video makes chicken gai haw bai toey. It is a fried chicken in pandan leaves. Marinated in coconut milk, lemon grass, shallots and cilantro - this emits an inspiring Thai taste in every bite. Wrapped in pandan leaves and fried...mmmm this is yummy with warm rice.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 850 Calories from Fat 689

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 79 g121.2%

Saturated Fat 23.6 g118.1%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 94.1 mg31.4%

Sodium 600.5 mg25%

Total Carbohydrates 15 g5%

Dietary Fiber 2.9 g11.5%

Sugars 6.4 g

Protein 25 g50.9%

Vitamin A 8.6% Vitamin C 9.7%

Calcium 5.6% Iron 22.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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