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Thai Chicken & Ginger Stir-fry

This is my mum’s classic Thai Ginger Chicken Stir-fry (Gai Pad King) that I loved to eat as a kid. It’s one of those authentic restaurant dishes that is really easy to recreate at home.

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Thai Chicken & Ginger Stir-fry

PREP TIME
15 minutes
COOK TIME
10 minutes
SERVES
4
Ingredients

400g (14 oz) chicken thighs, thinly sliced

2 tbsp vegetable oil

5 garlic cloves, roughly chopped

1 onion, sliced

5cm piece (about 40g/1.4 oz) young ginger*, finely sliced

150g (5 oz) fresh wood ear mushrooms*, sliced

2 spring onions (scallions), cut into batons

steamed rice to serve

 

Marinade:

1 tsp sweet dark soy sauce

½ tsp white pepper

 

Stir-fry sauce:

2 tbsp oyster sauce

2 ½ tsp fish sauce

1 tsp sugar

Steps
  • Step 1

    Combine the marinade ingredients with the chicken.

  • Step 2

    Combine the ingredients for the stir-fry sauce.

  • Step 3

    Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or large frying pan over high heat. Add the garlic, onion and ginger and stir-fry for half a minute. Add the chicken and stir-fry until almost cooked.

  • Step 4

    Add the mushrooms and stir-fry for another half a minute. Then add the stir-fry sauce you made earlier. Stir-fry until just combined and the chicken is cooked. Toss through the spring onions. Then remove from heat and serve with steamed rice.

  • Notes
    Notes:

    – Young ginger has very pale, thin skin and is milder than regular or old ginger (which has the light brown skin. If using regular ginger, use half this amount.

    – If fresh wood ear mushrooms are not available, you can use dried wood ear mushrooms. Soak them in hot water for 20 minutes or until tender.

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Sue E
August 18, 2023

Ginger Chicken - Yum

This dish is amazing. Quick and simple to make. I add cabbage towards the end and sometimes cashews. Always delicious.

Nashia
April 5, 2023

Cooking made easy

Thank you for de-mystifying Thai cooking. I love the flavours and it’s so easy to follow your recipes.

Neibila
February 27, 2023

Amazingly delicious and easy !

Thank you for this delicious and easy recipe. I made it 3 times in the last month. Neibila from Luxembourg 🇱🇺

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