Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Thai Ginger Chicken (Gai Pad King)


     So on another Thai food kick.  This time Thai Ginger Chicken or Gai Pad King.  Another favorite on any Thai food restaurant menu.  One that simplifies the great tastes of Thai cuisine: ginger, mushrooms, fish sauce, oyster sauce, and soy.  Serve over a little jasmine rice and you have yourself one of the tastiest Thai dishes out there.  Such a good dish that not only exemplifies the flavor of ginger but also serves as a health benefit because of its addition. To make this dish interesting you have to cut the fresh ginger into little matchsticks like they do in the restaurants.  Take your time and concentrate on cutting the fresh ginger this way.  This dish serves about 2-3, however if you are like me you can eat it all.  Thai Ginger Chicken or Gai Pad King

  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 1/2 tbs ginger diced into sticks
  • Handful shredded carrots
  • Handful fresh mushrooms
  • 1 clove garlic diced
  • 2 tbs soy
  • 2 tbs oyster sauce
  • 2 tbs fish sauce
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • Rice
     In a hot wok with a little vegetable oil, dice up chicken and sauté until cooked through.  Remove the chicken and sit aside.  In same wok toss in the shredded carrots, mushrooms, garlic, and ginger and sauté.  Pour in the soy, oyster, and fish sauces, and the sugar and incorporate.  Place the chicken back in, toss around until the sauce has coated everything and the mixture has thickened.  Serve over some fresh Jasmine rice.  Serves 2.  Such a quick and flavorful Thai dish.  Fantastic.


  1. Very good recipe Paul thank you for sharing it.

    1. Not a problem. Thanks. Hope you give it a try.

  2. Fantastico!!! Tomo nota para la próxima vez que prepare pollo...Delicioso