There is nothing more comforting than having a nice Thai dish for dinner. Whether you’re in the mood for something spicy, savory, a bit sweet or even extra tangy, Thai cuisine has something for everyone. As someone who loves to explore different ways of adding flavors to traditional dishes, one of my favorite recipes is Crispy Garlic Chicken Thai. It’s an easy to make, extremely flavorful dish that combines just the right ingredients to entice your taste buds.
What You Need
Crispy Garlic Chicken Thai is a simple but surprisingly flavorful dish made up of a few basic ingredients. The most important ingredient is naturally chicken, preferably boneless and skinless and cut into small cubes skinless as the small pieces really make a difference in the overall recipe. You can also use tofu or pork if you prefer.
Next up is the garlic which is not only flavorful but also full of antioxidants. I always recommend buying fresh garlic instead of pre-minced garlic as it definitely makes a difference in the flavor. For this recipe, you will need 4 tablespoons of minced garlic which usually equates to around 4 cloves.
Finally, we complete the base ingredients with a choice of either vegetable oil, sesame oil, peanut oil, or coconut oil for the frying. To make the sauce, you will need fish sauce, light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, sugar and black pepper.
How to Make Crispy Garlic Chicken Thai
Now that you understand the basics of what goes into making this dish, let’s get into the step-by-step guide of producing an authentic Crispy Garlic Chicken Thai dish.
Start off by prepping the ingredients. Chop the chicken into small cubes, mince the garlic, and mix the sauces together in a bowl.
Frying the Chicken
Heat up the oil in a pan, and then fry the cubes of chicken until they are golden brown. This will take approximately 8 minutes on medium heat.
Once the chicken is nice and crispy, reduce the heat and add the garlic. Fry for another 2 minutes to allow the garlic to release its flavor and aroma.
Now add the sauce mixture and keep stirring. After the sauce starts to thicken, continue to stir for another 2-3 minutes.
Finally, plate your Crispy Garlic Chicken Thai and serve with your choice of sides. This dish goes well with Thai/Jasmine rice.
Frequently Asked Questions
Now that you know how to make this great dish at home, let’s address a few of the frequently asked questions about Crispy Garlic Chicken Thai.
1. What type of chicken is best for making this dish?
The best type of chicken to use for this dish is boneless skinless chicken that is cut into small cubes.
2. How long should I fry my chicken for?
You should fry your chicken for around 8 minutes on medium-high heat. However, cooking times may vary depending on the type and size of the chicken pieces.
3. Can I use other sauces instead of the ones specified?
Yes, of course. Feel free to experiment with different sauces to find the combination that works best for you.
4. How many calories are in a serving of Crispy Garlic Chicken Thai?
Each serving of Crispy Garlic Chicken Thai contains around 305 calories per serving.
5. Does garlic add any health benefits to this dish?
Yes, garlic is great for health as it is a great source of vitamins A and C and also contains antioxidants.
6. What is the best way to serve Crispy Garlic Chicken Thai?
Crispy Garlic Chicken Thai goes great with Thai/Jasmine rice as well as noodles. You can also serve it with other traditional Thai dishes for an even more wholesome meal.Print
1 lb chicken cut into pieces
2 tablespoons garlic, minced
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon chili flakes
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons corn starch
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup vegetable oil, for frying
In a bowl, combine the chicken pieces, garlic, vegetable oil, sugar, fish sauce, turmeric, chili flakes, and black pepper.
Mix until the chicken is evenly coated with the marinade.
In a shallow dish, combine the corn starch and all-purpose flour.
Heat a pan with oil for deep-frying over medium heat.
Dredge the marinated chicken into the flour mixture, shaking off any excess flour.
Deep fry the chicken pieces in hot oil for 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown.
Drain chicken on a paper towel lined plate to remove excess oil.
Serve hot with steamed rice or noodles.
Feel free to adjust the spices according to your taste preference.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Main Course
- Method: Frying Pan
- Cuisine: Thai
- Diet: Halal
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 450 kcal
- Sugar: 5g
- Sodium: 1000mg
- Fat: 30g
- Saturated Fat: 4g
- Unsaturated Fat: 20g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 15g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 30g
- Cholesterol: 90mg
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