One of the most popular chicken recipes in Thailand is the Phuket chicken biryani rice. Better known as Kao Moi Gai Phuket, this mouthwatering Phuket chicken recipe is a famous Thailand delicacy. To prepare this delicious Phuket chicken recipe, you will require the following ingredients.
Serves – 4 to 6 people
1. Basmati rice/jasmine rice or any other long rice – 2 cups
2. Water or chicken broth – 2 ½ cups
3. Fried garlic or shallot – 1 tbsp. and (1tbsp. for garnish)
4. Canola oil or garlic oil – 1 tbsp.
5. Curry powder – 2 tbsp.
6. Lemongrass powder – 2 tbsp.
7. Ginger powder – ½ tbsp. (optional)
8. 1 bay leaf
9. Fried or baked chicken – 6 pieces
Method for preparing delicious Phuket chicken recipe:
Rinse the rice and drain excess water. Put the rice in a cooker along with water, fried garlic, curry powder, canola oil, lemongrass powder, ginger powder, and bay leaf. Mix all the ingredients well and place the cooked chicken in the center of the cooker. Cover the lid and turn on the rice cooker. It takes around thirty minutes to cook this recipe. Let the food sit for another 15 to 20 minutes before serving.
You can also serve this dish in a buffet style. Place the rice and chicken on the platter and garnish the top with fried garlic or shallot. You can also serve this enjoyable Phuket chicken recipe with sweet chili sauce, sliced tomato and cucumber, cilantro, and green onion. If you want to add vegetables instead of chicken you can use fried mushrooms, fried firm tofu, and garnish them with cashew nuts and raisins. The flavor of this lip-smacking Phuket chicken recipe will linger in your mouths long after you eat them. This dish can be served with any sauce or any gravy of your choice.