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Thailand Recipes: Gai Pad Nam Tua (Chicken)

  • 4 Boneless Chicken Breasts
  • 6 Spring Onions, roughly chopped
  • *8 Dried Chilies
  • *1-1/2 teasp Ground Coriander
  • *1-1/2 teasp Ground Cumin
  • *1 teasp Ground Lemon Grass or 1 tbsp finely chopped Lemon Grass
  • * 1 teasp Dried Galangal or 1 tbsp finely chopped Galangal
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped Garlic
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped Ginger
  • 1 teasp Chili Paste
  • 225g/8oz Broccoli florets
  • Peanut oil
  • 240ml/8fl.oz. Coconut Milk
  • 2 tbsp Peanut Butter
  • 2 tbsp Roasted Peanuts, crushed
  • 1 tbsp Fish sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp Palm or Brown Sugar

1. Remove the skin from the chicken and cut the flesh into 12mm/1/2 inch cubes.

2. Place the lemon grass, galangal, dried chilies, coriander, cumin (or contents of spice pack if using) onions, garlic, ginger, and chili paste in a food processor and blend to a paste.

3. Place the chicken in a bowl, add the onion paste, mix well and set aside for 20 minutes.

4. Meanwhile blanch the broccoli in boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain well and set aside.

5. Heat the peanut oil in a wok or large frying pan until hot, add the marinated chicken mixture and stir fry 3 minutes until chicken goes opaque.

6. Add the coconut milk, peanut butter, crushed peanuts, fish sauce and sugar and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes until sauce begins to thicken.

7. Add the blanched broccoli and simmer, stirring until heated through. Serve immediately.

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