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Khao Man Gai

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This is a re-creation of Tasty Memories khao man gai recipe for her giveaway contest, with my own twist to it. Khao man gai is a traditional Thai dish that resembles that of the Chinese Hainanese chicken and rice dish, except spicier.
For the chicken
  Chicken breast/Thighs 4 Large
  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Ginger 1 Tablespoon, minced
  Garlic 1 Tablespoon, minced
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Chicken broth 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Lemon 1 Medium, juiced (Optional)
For the rice
  Long grain rice 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Chicken broth 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Lemongrass stalk 1 , chopped
  Ginger slices 2 Medium, minced
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
For the sauce
  Soy sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Sweet soy sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Scallions (green and white) 2 Medium, chopped
  Chilli pepper 1 Medium, chopped finely
  Vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Fish sauce 1 Tablespoon

1. In a pan brown garlic and ginger with some oil.
2. Add chicken in skin side down. Season with salt and pepper the top side first.
3. When bottom side starts to brown, flip chicken over and season with salt and pepper and brown the other side too.
4. When both sides are brown, add in some Thai basil leaves. (Careful: they’ll pop when placed in oil!).
5. Pour 1 cup of chicken broth into pan. Squeeze in some lime juice if desired.
6. Cover and let simmer for around 15 minutes or till chicken is cooked completely through. In the meanwhile cook the rice.
7. RICE: In a pan put washed rice and pour the chicken broth.
8. Add 2 slices of ginger, minced garlic, and a stalk of lemongrass into rice.
9. Cook in pot or rice cooker till the rice is soft and fluffy.
10. SAUCE: In a pan, heat up some regular soy sauce and sweet soy sauce.
11. Add chili peppers, scallions, and lemongrass into pan.
12. Add some vinegar and fish sauce. Stir it around for a bit until the sauce gets hot.

13. In a serving plate, slice up the chicken and serve with chicken-flavored rice with sauce poured on top.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
High Protein
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 607 Calories from Fat 88

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15.4%

Saturated Fat 1.6 g8.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 84.1 mg28%

Sodium 1633.1 mg68%

Total Carbohydrates 84 g28%

Dietary Fiber 1.2 g4.9%

Sugars 5.1 g

Protein 42 g84.5%

Vitamin A 3.4% Vitamin C 47.1%

Calcium 5.3% Iron 13.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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