Garlic and Pepper Chicken with Thai Fried Rice

Tonight I made a recipe that I had seen on Real Thai Recipes. Chicken is stir-fried with lots of garlic (yes, please!), white pepper, and fish sauce. To accompany the chicken I made a Thai Fried Rice based on a few different recipes online.

Chris says:

The garlic in this is so good!

Lisa says:

Why is it so spicy?

Chris says:

Is it? Doesn’t seem that way to me, there aren’t any hot chilies or anything… just pepper.

Lisa says:

It’s delicious, but yeah, seems spicy to me. Maybe I’m not used to white pepper… hey, what the?

Chris says:

I’m investigating by eating off your plate.

Lisa says:

Hands off, sucka!

Garlic and Pepper Chicken
1 large chicken breast, sliced
1/4 cup garlic cloves, smashed
3/4 teaspoon palm sugar (or white sugar)
3/4 teaspoon white pepper powder or black pepper powder (or mix ’em!)
1 3/4 teaspoons fish sauce
1-2 tablespoons vegetable oil (enough to coat bottom of pan)
2-3 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon cilantro leaves (for garnish)

Add vegetable oil to pan over medium-high heat. When oil is just about smoking, add in garlic and stir-fry until lightly browned. Add in chicken and stir-fry until chicken is fully cooked and starts to brown. If chicken starts to stick to pan, add a little water. Add in fish sauce, sugar, and white pepper, and stir until well blended, adding water if necessary. Serve immediately.

Thai Fried Rice
1 tbsp peanut oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 shallot, sliced
3 tbsp egg whites
3 cups cooked rice
1 roma tomato, cut into 8 wedges
1 green onion, chopped
2 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp fish sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp white pepper

Heat the oil in a wok over high heat until it’s almost smoking. Add the garlic until lightly browned, then add the shallots and stir-fry for a minute. Add in the egg whites and stir until egg is cooked through. Add in the rice, and stir in the remaining ingredients until warmed and well blended. Adjust spices to your liking.


7 responses to “Garlic and Pepper Chicken with Thai Fried Rice”

  1. Probably the garlic that made it so hot. The first time I realized how spicy garlic really is was in Greece, where I ate a skordalia made of potato pounded with olive oil and an entire head of garlic. I thought my mouth was going to explode!

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