Khao Man Gai

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Nov. 02, 2012

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: Easy
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 607Calories from Fat 88

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15.4%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1633 mg68.04%

Total Carbohydrates 84 g28%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 5 g

Protein 42 g84%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet