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Kai Sai Takrai (Chicken and Lemon Grass)

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Category: Thai, Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Chicken, cut into
  • -bite sized pieces.
  • 2 tb Lime juice
  • 2 tb Fish sauce
  • 2 tb Sliced lemon grass
  • 1 tb Sliced shallot
  • -(purple onions)
  • 2 tb Diced 'spanish' onion
  • 1 tb Scallion/green onion
  • -thinly sliced
  • 1 tb Thinly sliced garlic
  • 1 ts Prik phom (freshly
  • Ground dried red chilis)
  • 2 tb Chicken stock
  • 1 tb Thinly sliced prik ki
  • Nu daeng (red birdseye
  • -chilis)
  • 1 ts Sugar
  • 1 Bai makroot (kaffir
  • -lime leaf), shredded


This dish has a nice poetic name, as the three words of the name rhyme.
Those who don't like chili can always leave it out. Method: Mix the lime
juice and fish sauce, and marinate the chicken for about an hour. Pound the
lemon grass with a mallet or meat tenderizer and then very thinly slice it.
Heat a little oil in a wok or skillet to medium high heat, add the
shallots, onions, garlic, prik phom and lemon grass, and stir fry until
aromatic. Add the chicken and marinade and stir fry until it starts to
change color. Add the remaining ingredients and stir fry until heated
through and the chicken is fully cooked. Serve with steamed [jasmine] rice.
This dish can also be made with shrimp (kung sai takrai).

Colonel Ian F. Khuntilanont-Philpott Systems Engineering, Vongchavalitkul
University, Korat 30000, Thailand

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