Chicken Fried Rice
Kao Pad Gai
Jules’s Blurb: Khwanjai’s Chicken Fried Rice Recipe is a nice easy “Fried Rice Recipe” for a beginner learning to cook Thai food to start with.
A simple and filing dish to compliment any meal, it is subtly savoury but you can pep it up a bit with some authentic Thai seasoning, see serving suggestions below.
The basic starting point in all our fried rice recipes assumes you have your rice already cooked. If you need to know how to cook rice first, watch the How to cook Jasmine Rice video tutorial.
If you are a complete novice we suggest you learn how to make Egg Fried Rice Recipe first which is full of useful tips on how to make fried rice plus we show you how versatile Egg Fried Rice can be
Also in our armoury are Prawns or Shrimp Fried Rice and Khao Klook Kapi for the more adventurous Special Fried Rice
How to Make Chicken Fried Rice
1 Chicken Breast medium/large
1 Packed cup cooked Jasmine rice
1/2 Small Onion
1 Clove Garlic
2 Spring Onions (scallions)
1 tbs Oil
1 tbs Fish Sauce
2 tbs Oyster Sauce
1 tbs Thai Seasoning Sauce
1 ts Sugar
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Wash and thinly slice 1 medium/large sized chicken breast
Cut onion, tomato leave together
Crush garlic and chop
Wash cut spring onions
Turn on medium heat pour oil into wok add garlic stir until you get that lovely garlic aroma
Add chicken stirring until it turns white
Add egg stir again until egg firms up and then add the rice stirring together
Next add fish sauce, sugar, oyster sauce and seasoning sauce stir 3-4 minutes
Lastly add onion, tomato, and spring onion, stir until onion softens and…….
Done! You just learned how to make Chicken Fried Rice
Serve with a slice of lime and grind black pepper on top to taste! Also for those of us who like to pep it up a bit, try our Pik Nam Paa be careful with this (Chilli Fish Sauce) because its red hot or maybe try our Chilli Red Sauce also very hot/spicy and salty.
This lovely Fried Rice Recipe is a fantastic accompaniment to virtually any Thai banquet as it is delicately savoury in flavour so will contrast and compliment many styles of cooking. Try our Prawn Spicy Soup or perhaps a nice Pork Red Curry. Want something sweet? Try our Sweet Chicken ideal for barbecues also don’t forget to try our Egg Fried Rice for some more top tips on how to cook fried rice.
Khwanjai’s Top Tips:
Jules’s Blurb: This is one of our very early videos, not the best quality I’m sorry but the content is spot on
When adding the garlic at the start, it should only take 5 – 10 seconds to start turning golden brown if it takes longer yer fat aint hot enough, it’s not a problem, just wait until it starts and by then – it’s hot enough. If you started too hot, don’t panic, the chicken may stick at first, just press on and keep stirring.
When adding the eggs to the wok, the idea is to cook the eggs before you mix in with the meat and garlic, this stops the eggs welding themselves to the meat and garlic, you’ll see in the video
You can adjust the flavour to your liking by varying the sauces, taste them neat first so you know what flavours you are dealing with and be careful with the spicy ones!
After the video I added a squeeze of lime, and put too much on, which actually spoiled the balance of flavours slightly, so the tip is…. careful with the lime!
The finished meal should be moist but not soggy
Print the recipe so you can make your own notes. Khwanjai still does this every time she tries something new especially with a versatile recipe like this and she experiments. Please feel free to leave your review below….