Let's Go: Ping Gai Chicken (Laotian Grilled Chicken)
Updated: Aug 24, 2020
This chicken recipe from Food Wishes on YouTube looked good and I had never tried Laotian food before, so I thought I'd give it a try!
It has some things that you probably have already in the fridge like oyster sauce and fish sauce, but they are used in ways I hadn't tried before. :)
I had it with some rice, but if you just want to make the chicken, then you can have it as a low-carb / keto option.
Recipe link & video below:
For more information on Laotian food, check out this link
I have actually made it a couple times.
Ingredients (I only made ~1/4 of this):
- 2 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 10)
For the marinade:
1 to 2 tablespoons whole black peppercorns, freshly and coarsely ground
1 very large bunch fresh cilantro, stems and leaves (about 1 cup packed)
note: instead of cilantro, you can use equal parts basil, parsley, and mint
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons Asian fish sauce
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
You make the marinade and let the chicken sit overnight.
The recipe is for grilled chicken. There are grills in my apartment building actually, but I don't know if they are open right now , but the bigger obstacles are that I'm afraid of fire and I'm still learning how to cook, so I definitely haven't mastered the grill yet. :)
One time I simulated a grill by putting this metal grate over a cast iron pan and then I put it in the oven.
Another time I pan fried it after I put it in the marinade.
Not that great at chopping cilantro, Haha!
This is the dipping sauce.
This is when I simulated grilling it.
RESULT: Success! :)
We are good at this! It was really good! The dish has a lot of good umami and funky flavors! As I mentioned above, I've cooked it a couple times -- it tastes good both ways: "grilling" it in the oven or pan frying.
As I mentioned above, you probably have most of the stuff in the fridge. :) Take a trip to Laos and try this twist for a chicken dish.
Give it a try! We are good at this!