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Spicy Thai Chicken




I love spicy food and even though we're experiencing a 'heat wave' now, I just can't resist this ..... heaty, maybe, but no worries, can make some 'leong sui', cooling drink tomorrow!



Ingredients
  • 650 gm free range chicken - cut into bite size
  • 100 gm shallots
  • 50 gm garlic
  • 1/2 inch of belacan - shrimp paste
  • 5 dried chillies - soaked till soft, seeded and cut
  • 2 stalks lemon grass - can be crushed or blended
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp Thai fish sauce
  • 4 tsp brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • Some kaffir leaves
Preparation
  1. Wash the chicken pieces, drain, set aside.
  2. Blend together the shallots, garlic, belacan, dried chillies and lemon grass.
  3. Mix the blended ingredients into the chicken pieces together with the salt, fish sauce and brown sugar.  Leave it aside for a few hours.
  4. Put the marinated chicken pieces in a wok, add in the water, tear  some kaffir leaves into smaller pieces, cook uncovered under medium and low heat till meat is tender.
  5. Fine tune to taste and dish out onto serving plate.
  6. Serve hot with rice, bread or roti canai.


~~~  Enjoy!  ~~~

Comments

  1. So appertizing! Haven't try this Thai sauce with chicken yet. GOOD, one more recipe to go for! Thanks!

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  2. Interesting spicy chicken recipe. Thought of making leong sui too this weekend! Should be a hot and sunny day!

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  3. Mmm...that looks very spicy and delicious! Thai food is one of my favourites...any time :D

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  4. Yum, as most Thai recipes go! Juicy, pieces of chicken, all spiced up!

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  5. Kristy
    You are welcome. Easy to cook too, no additional oil for frying.

    Pete
    It's hot, hot and humid everyday! Electricity and water bills up!

    Mary
    Yes, I fancy spicy food anytime.

    Kitchen Butterfly
    Thanks for dropping by. Need more rice to go with this dish!

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  6. The chicken looks so delicious! Can't easily find many Thai ingredients here....

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  7. Angie
    This is a very simplified version, only use fish sauce, kaffir lime leaves and lemon grass. Are these easily available in your Asian grocers?

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  8. Cheah..this is something different. Appetizing dish indeed !

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  9. I don't mind spicy food in heatwave just as long there is air con!

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  10. I love spicy food too and thai food can be really spicy! Your chicken dish is simple and yummy looking.

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  11. Yes, Elin this dish is appetising.

    penny
    Oh, nowadays I insist on air-conditioned places whenever I eat out if not I'd rather 'ta-pau' and eat at home!

    Jeannie, I always try to make my dishes simple and easy, that's why I name my blog 'No-frills recipes'!

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