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Stir Fried Chicken With Red Curry Paste – Gai Pad Prik Gaeng – วิธีทำ ไก่ผัดพริกแกง

So you’ve made a Thai red curry and now you have a load of curry paste left over and you’re wondering what to do with it? Don’t worry, I have the answer – Gai pad prik gaeng, or stir fried chicken with red curry paste.

This is something I always find myself making at home when I want something quick as I always have some sort of curry paste left over in my fridge. If you have the paste made it takes no time at all. Obviously, you can just use shop bought paste for this but you will have to be careful with the amount you use as they tend to have really high salt contents so be cautious!

I have written 4-5 tablespoons of curry paste in the instructions below but like all my recipes I do so as a guide. You need to taste the dishes as you go and adjust the seasoning to your liking; more salt, less salt, more sugar, less sugar………It’s all down to personal preference.

Gai pad prik gaeng usually doesn’t come with Thai basil in it like in the recipe below but I had it in a shop in Bangkok the other day and it adds a really nice flavour, after all, Thai basil comes in red curry in Thailand so why not have it in a dish that’s main ingredient is red curry paste?

I’m a big advocate of adding fresh herbs at the end of cooking to give the dish a lift! similarly, you won’t find any Thais squeezing limes over their Gai pad prik but I like the way it cuts through the rich flavour of the paste and feel it gives the whole dish a lift. I’ll let you decide for yourself on that!

 

 

 

Stir Fried Chicken With Red Curry Paste - Gai Pad Prik Gaeng - วิธีทำ ไก่ผัดพริกแกง
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A really great way to use up that leftover curry paste. This gai pad prik gaeng is really quick and easy making it perfect for a quick Thai fix!
Servings Prep Time
2-3 people 10 minutes (if the paste is already made)
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 people 10 minutes (if the paste is already made)
Cook Time
10 minutes
Stir Fried Chicken With Red Curry Paste - Gai Pad Prik Gaeng - วิธีทำ ไก่ผัดพริกแกง
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A really great way to use up that leftover curry paste. This gai pad prik gaeng is really quick and easy making it perfect for a quick Thai fix!
Servings Prep Time
2-3 people 10 minutes (if the paste is already made)
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 people 10 minutes (if the paste is already made)
Cook Time
10 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Heat two tablespoons of oil in a nonstick wok or large frying pan over a medium/low heat. Add four or five tablespoons of the red curry paste and cook for a couple of minutes until it starts to loose it's 'raw' flavour and dries up a bit.
  2. Add the chicken and turn up the heat to medium/high. Keep the chicken moving, so that the curry paste doesn't catch and burn. Stir fry for around 5 minutes until or until the chicken is nearly cooked through.
  3. Chuck in the beans and stir fry for another minute or so, take off the heat and stir in the Thai basil if you are using it. Serve with Jasmine rice and the lime halves.

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