GAI Pad Grapao – Hot Wok With Chicken
If you love Thai food you will definitely enjoy this dish. With lots of vegetables it is a healthy, spicy and great tasting meal usually served with rice. While you can prepare this meal in any old pan using a normal kitchen knife for the preparation it is a lot more fun and authentic when you cook it in a wok and chop up the ingredients using a Thai cleaver.
- 2 – 6 chillies (depends on how hot you want the wok)
- 1 clove of garlic
- 250 g (oyster) mushrooms
- 250 g zucchini and capsicum
- 600 g chicken breast
- 3 teaspoons light soya sauce
- 1 teaspoon oyster sauce
- 3 teaspoons fish sauce
- 3 -4 teaspoons chicken or vegetable stock
- 1 dash of salt and sugar
- Fresh coriander to garnish
- Chop the chilli and garlic in small pieces, cut mushrooms, capsicum and zucchini in slices.
- Cut the chicken in thin slices.
- Heat the oil in a wok, roast the garlic (but don’t brown) and then add the vegetables.
- Add the chilli.
- Put the chicken into the wok and roast it shortly with the vegetables.
- Pour in the chicken or vegetables stock.
- Let it boil for some minutes, stirring constantly.
- Add the fish sauce, oyster sauce and the dash of salt and sugar. Add the soya sauce.
- Let it boil for some more minutes, till everything is well cooked.
Tips & Tricks
To vary the wok you can use any vegetables you like (bean sprouts, pole beans, bamboo shoots…) or instead of chicken use beef or shrimps.
Usually in Thailand, Gai Pad Grapao is served with a small bowl of chilli pepper in fish sauce.