Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Gang-Gai Chicken

Hello foodies…do you love Thai food? This recipe is for authentic Thai Curry Chicken a.k.a Gang-Gai chicken. I was actually surprised to learn that there is no curry whatsoever in this dish so I was wondering why they call it "Curry" Chicken…Anyway, it's my favorite Thai food and I enjoy it very spicy. It's really easy to make (took me about 30mins including prep time) and the ingredients are readily available so I hope you give it a try...

2 chicken breast (cut into strips)
1 Tablespoon of Thai curry paste
1 Cup coconut milk
1 Tablespoon Fish Sauce
1 Tablespoon Garlic Chilli Sauce
2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
Sliced Red and Green Peppers
Bamboo Shoots
1 Tablespoon Dry pepper flakes (more/less depending on how spicy you like)
Green Peas
Chopped Onions
A few Thai basil leaves…or regular basil

Add the vegetable oil to a skillet, add the curry paste and fry for about 3 minutes and then add the chicken.

Mix on medium low heat till the chicken is cooked through.

Add the coconut milk and bring to a boil for about 5minutes.

After about 5 minutes, add the pepper, garlic chili sauce and fish sauce. Then add the vegetables. Add the basil last.

Take down almost immediately after adding the basil and serve with Jasmine rice…ENJOY!!!


  1. I love this, my man love Thai food, I will definitely make this for him. Thanks Chi

  2. Where can we get thai basil and bamboo shoots?

    1. Where do you live? You can find bamboo shoots in the canned vegetable aisle in any big superstore like shop rite, spar, park n shop, chanrai etc…you can also find basil in the vegetable section.

  3. What is Bamboo shoots?.i love dis meal.....

  4. Looks delicious,but these ingredients are not easy to get at once.Will try to get them.Can I use meat instead of chicken.

    1. Thanks…you can get the ingredients in any good superstore like shop rite.

  5. Any replacement for thai curry sauce?

  6. I haven't made this dish without thai curry sauce before so i'm not sure what to replace it with…

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  8. Chichi.pls are you working? Probably you are Woking in an oil company.some of your spices are really expensive you know.Remember me in your kindom.😉

  9. If I wanted it a little sweeter do I use certain sugar. So no water??

  10. What’s not to love in a Thai cuisine? They’re lightly-prepared dishes with strong aromatic components, and a spicy edge. Anyway, thank you for sharing another sumptuous meal. You did a great job in detailing the cooking process, and how you presented the dish. I hope you’ll be able to share more of the recipes in your future posts. Happy cooking!

    Nicholas Stanley @ Nahm Thai Bistro