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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.
Ingredients
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
Directions

MAKING
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.

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

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Thai
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Spicy
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Restriction: 
High Protein
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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