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Chicken Stir-Fry - Thai Recipes

Jungle Stir-Fry ( Gay Pad Prick Gang )


The ingredients in this stir-fry are the sort of things you'd find in the Thai Jungle. Green peppercorns for spices, Doc Kae tree flowers for a bitter bite, various vegetables and wild chickens! Sadly, Thailand has very little jungle left today, and this is the closest many Thai will ever come to the jungle.

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Chicken Ya Dong ( Gai Pud Laos Dong Ya )


This chicken is cooked in herb infused spirit to give it a kick. If you can't get Loas Dong Ya, or Thai Ya Dong, you can substitute any herb spirit.

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Fried Chicken with Chilli & Basil ( Pad Kaprow Guy )


This is a simple fried dish that's quick to make and easy to prepare. Typically served with fragrant rice, prepare all the ingredients carefully first including the rice, cook it quickly then serve and eat immediately. It originates from central Thailand and is medium hot.

Ingredient , For 2 People
300 gms Chicken
3 Tablespoons Oil
4 Cloves Garlic
5 Red Thai Chillies
1 Small Onion
2 Spring Onions
A Pinch of White Pepper
1 Tablespoon Light Soy Sauce
1 Tablespoon Fish Sauce
1 Tablespoon Oyster Sauce
1/2 Teaspoon Sugar
10 Basil leaves

Serve With
Fragrant Rice
Sliced tomatoes & sliced cucumber

1. Clean and slice chicken into small bite sized pieces.
2. Peel and chop garlic and chillies finely, an electric blender is best but hand chopping is sufficient.
3. Chop the onion into slices.
4. Chop the spring onion into short 2-3cm strips.
5. Put oil in the frying pan and put it on a high heat. The pan should be hot before adding the ingredients.
6. Fry garlic and chilli for a few seconds to bring out the smell of the garlic.
7. Add the chicken pieces, together with all the remaining ingredients except the basil.
8. Stir until the chicken is cooked, then take it off the heat.
9. Add the basil.

It is common in Thailand to add a fried egg, sunny side up, ontop of the dish.

Stir Fried Chicken Cashew Nuts (Guy Pad Med Mamuang Hinmapan)


A very popular dish, this is a quick easy to make stir fry of chicken and vegetables seasoned with cashew nuts. This is ideal as a side dish for Thai Fragrant Rice. The name break down as 'Guy' = chicken, 'pad' = fried, 'Med' = seed and 'Med Mamuang Hinmapan' means cashew nut. In Thai its just as long a name! ไก่ ผัด เม็ดมะม่วง หิมมะพานต์

Ingredient for 2 People
100 gms Chicken Breast
30 gms Cashew Nuts
1/2 Medium Onion
1 Spring Onion
1/2 a Red Pepper
50 gms Bamboo Shoot
1 Tablespoon Oyster Sauce
1 Tablespoon Fish Sauce
1 Tablespoon Light Soy Sauce
1/2 Teaspoon White Pepper
3 Garlic Clove
2 Tablespoons Oil

1. Chop the garlic into small pieces and put in a frying pan and fry it for a few seconds to release the garlic fragrance.
2. Chop the chicken breast into strips and add to the frying pan - stir until chicken is cooked.
3. Chop the onion, spring onion, red pepper and bamboo, into strips add in the pan.
4. Add all the remaining ingredients.
5. Cook for 2 minutes.

Serve with
Hot Fragrant Rice

Crunchy Rice Noodle with Chicken (Mee Krob Guy)


Mee krob is crunchy rice noodles used to make a variety of dishes. I'll be making some Mee Krob recipes to show how it's used. By itself Mee Krob has no flavour, it is similar to rice crispies, or rice crackers and needs flavourings and ingredients to bulk it out. This recipe is a common variant, with chicken for bulk and baby shrimp for flavour.


50 gms Rice Noodle (Rice Vermicelli)
Oil For Deep Frying
1 tbsp. Chopped Garlic
1 tbsp. Chopped Red Small Onions
2 tbsp. Chopped Dried Small Shrimp
1 tbsp. Chopped Coriander Leaves
2 tbsp. Oil
2 tbsp. Fish Sauce
2 tsbp. Sugar
40 gms Chopped Sweet Sausage
40 gms Chopped Dried Tofu
40 gms Chopped Chicken Meat, Pork, Shrimp... Your choice.
40 gms Chopped Pickled Garlic


1. Heat the oil to 180 degrees celsius.
2. Drop a small amount of the noodles into the oil, they only need a quick fry and will puff up almost instantly. Remove and drain on kitchen paper.
3. Shallow fry all the other ingredients until the sugar has dissolved, take of the heat and mix with the crispy noodles.

Serve With
Flaked Chillies
Soya Bean
Pak Choy

Chicken Ginger & Sprout Stir Fry ( Khing Pad Lookchin Guy )


This stir fry uses the fresh beansprouts together with ginger root and chicken balls. The chicken balls are made to the same recipe as the pork balls in this recipe. Maggi sauce is the German savory sauce that's popular in Thailand. You can find it in your local supermarket.

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Chicken Noodle Stir Fry ( Gay Pad puk Gad Dong )


This stir-fry dish includes glass noodles which adds bulk to the meal, making this one of the more filling stir-fry dishes possible. For this dish you will need pickled cabbage which can be obtained in cans from a Thai grocer. The cabbage is normally in small pieces, but you may need to cut it further for this recipe.

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Fried Chicken with Bamboo ( Gai Pad Nawmai )


Bamboo is used as a vegetable in Thailand, only the young ground shoots are eaten, the fully grown bamboo is strictly for panda bears! There are two main types of bamboo, plain bamboo and bitter bamboo. Plain bamboo in Thailand used to be boiled and eaten with spicy sauce containing plenty of chilli. The bitter bamboo they used to chop, and serve boiled with fried meat & chilli. You can also buy bamboo pickled. For this dish we will be using fried chicken with bamboo, similar to Chinese dishes, this is a favorite among westerners. This is a medium to hot dish, use fewer chillis if you prefer.

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